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She's an actress. She's an advocate. She's a boxer. She's Gina Rodriguez.

In a new video for "The Female Planet," we get a look into a day in the life of Rodriguez – which, of course, is filled with back-to-back badassery.

"Acting is just like boxing. It's mind over matter," the "Jane the Virgin" star explains in the video. "You can't give up. If you get knocked down, you pick yourself up. You have to believe that you are going to win, or you get your butt kicked."

She's been in the ring since she was little, thanks to her dad.

Rodriguez's pops, Genaro, is a boxing referee who taught her how to throw punches at a young age. 

And as it turns out, the lessons became more than just a fun way to sweat it out. The star's abilities transformed into boxing of a different kind. "I'm kind of a fan of breaking down barriers – you know, knocking down stereotypes. Small and strong, beautiful and fierce," she says.

Rodriguez has often credited her father with inspiring her: "My dad used to make us stand in the mirror and say, 'Today's going to be a great day, I can and I will.' So I do it!"

These words led the actress to aspire to be the girl she never saw on the cover of magazines, on billboards, and on TV.

"I didn't want my ethnicity or skin color to limit me to the same stories that had been told a million times," she explains.

It was a waiting game for Rodriguez's career. She says she continually said no to roles that perpetuated the Latina stereotype. 

The 33-year-old points out that she never saw Latinas on TV in powerful roles – as CEOs or the like – just as most people never saw little girls in the boxing ring, like she used to do.

Again and again, it comes back to her dad and her boxing gloves.

Rodriguez, above all else, wants to the the role model for little girls she never saw in media when she was growing up. "When I was younger my father used to whisper in my ear, 'You could be anything you want to be, Gina. You could be the president," she confides. 

And then, the moment we've all been waiting for: "Who knows, maybe one day I will!" she exclaims, while considering that presidential prophecy.

We'd vote for her in a heartbeat.