Gina Rodriguez has graced the cover of ‘Health’ magazine and it is flawless! She looks drop-dead-gorgeous on the cover wearing a neon green mini dress with a sexy cutout on the side. Not only does she look amazing, she also opens up about living with Hashimoto’s disease. What do you guys think of the amazing cover — doesn’t she look gorgeous?
Gina Rodriguez, 32, is so amazing inside and out, we can’t even handle it! We are obsessed with her on Jane The Virgin, and now we have something new to look forward to, as she’s filming her new movie, Deepwater Horizon.
Gina was so honest and personal in her interview, it made us love her even more than we already did. She opened up to Health mag about battling Hashimoto’s disease, the most common cause of under-active thyroid, and how she handles this unfortunate situation.
“If I can at least walk for 30 minutes a day, it’s extremely helpful for my thyroid gland. Running, boxing, jump rope, and hitting the heavy bag are my workout constants. It’s always been a battle for me with weight. Keeping weight off is very difficult because my metabolism is pretty much shot, which to me felt like a curse when I was 19. As an actress, I was like, ‘Seriously?! In a world that’s so vain, I have to deal with the disease that makes you not keep weight off?’ But it actually became a blessing because then I got to represent not only women and Latinas but also women who are dealing with this disease. I’m gluten-free, which is the most difficult thing in the world because, like Oprah, I love bread! I definitely eat gluten-free bread every day.” Wow, it is so amazing that she looks at the positive side of her unfortunate disease, she is so brave!
Not only did she discuss how she battles her disease, she also talked about her weight and gave amazing advice to girls dealing with body issues. “Some people have no understanding how you recover from self-hate when your body type has been a little thicker, a little curvier, and all people do is put you down because they are hurting. If you don’t feel like enough, you sure aren’t gonna go after what you want. You’ll think, ‘I’m not pretty enough, smart enough, tall enough, rich enough. I don’t know enough people.’ So what?”
She continued, saying, “All of those thoughts, ‘I’m not pretty enough, smart enough, strong enough,’ only exist within you. If you don’t feel like you’re strong enough, start working on your strength. If you don’t feel like you’re tall enough, well, sorry, baby, what’s what God gave you. [Laughs] It’s just life. Tall enough for what? Let’s start breaking these thoughts down and understand where the illusion lies, where the truth lies, where your control is, and what you can do to make it better. Now, when somebody tells me no, I say, ‘OK, thank you. I’m gonna look for the yes. Your no doesn’t end my world.”
As for when Gina feels sexiest, “When I’m making people laugh, I feel like a little sex goddess. I feel sexy when I look at myself in the mirror and that voice shuts up, so I can see every part of me and love it. It’s so interesting how we’ll avoid mirrors. But it should be like, ‘No, man, this is you, and this is exactly the way it should be.”
Wow, how amazing is Gina? She is so confident and brave — we love it! What did you guys think of her stunning September issue cover?