I am in awe of Gina as an actress, but also as a human being. During her speech, she managed to be both eloquent and humble. Furthermore, as a fellow Latina watching her win a Golden Globe and represent a culture that does strive to make a name for itself in the industry, was truly an inspirational moment for me. Her artistry speaks for itself. Jane the Virgin is a success proving that a Latina can lead a show with talent and grace. Okay, enough fan-girlin’ over Gina. I must conclude by saying how lovely she looked last night. I can definitely say she is my new style inspiration, curves and all. Below is her acceptance speech.
“Thank you, God, for making me an artist. I am nothing without you.Thank you to my mom and my dad who taught me to dream big and to never stop dreaming.This award is so much more than myself, it represents a culture that wants to see themselves as heroes.My father used to tell me to say every morning, ‘Today is going to be a great day. I can and I will.’ Well, Dad – Today is a great day. I can and I did.” -Gina Rodriguez