8 Quotes That Prove Gina Rodriguez Is the Perfect Role Model

After watching Gina Rodriguez’s tearful and brilliant acceptance speech at the 2015 Golden Globes, we knew immediately we had a true gem on our hands in Hollywood.

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Fast forward several months later — with a booming career, endorsements and one of the most coveted trophies sitting on her mantel — and the 30-year-old actress still manages to stay level headed and maintain a truly genuine demeanor.

Just yesterday, in an interview with Huffington Post, she was asked about beauty standards in the industry. She confessed she’d be lying if she didn’t admit that she’s been affected by the constant pressure, but quickly put a positive twist on it:

 “I’ve met some of the most beautiful people, and sadly their heart is just not smiling, and that destroys it all. And then other people that aesthetically aren’t considered as beautiful are the most gorgeous people I’ve ever seen in my life.”

Her brilliant body image advice reveals yet again why she is one of the most beautifully positive people in Hollywood and why she truly makes the perfect role model — not only for women, but for everyone seeking advice on life.

So in honor of her wisdom and guidance, we’ve gathered eight of her most powerful quotes that prove she’s definitely someone to look up to.

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