What makes Gina Rodriguez so inspiring to the Latino community is that she's relatable and she's a completely open book.
She's had an incredible year, and it keeps getting better: her January cover for Marie Claire magazine just debuted, along with an inspiring message.
She looks absolutely stunning, per usual.
In a powerful quote, Rodriguez affirms that she turns down roles that perpetuate stereotypes — no matter how much money is on the table.
"I decided I was going to take roles that progressed the image of Latinos in the industry, and I was going to choose those roles over money. I wanted to make sure I was contributing positively and not allowing limitations to dampen my experiences and my journey."
The "Jane the Virgin" star understands just how hard it is for Latinos in the entertainment business.
"My path wasn't laid out for me in my family or my culture, because there are so few of us in the industry. That's how my whole career happened," she said about deciding to start her profession.
This isn't the first time she's been vocal about stereotypes in Hollywood, either.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the actress spoke about straying away from stereotypical roles. "I remove myself instantly if something's perpetuating a stereotype. But the only way to stop stereotypes is to say, 'I'm going to wait for a journey that suits me,' she said. "When you compromise, you don't do your best work. "
She also epically clapped back at a Twitter user who claimed that Latinos were using their heritage for "marketing."
Lastly, we'll never forget her clapback to being told she "wasn't Latina enough."
"You want to tell me I’m not Latino enough? Why don’t you stop speaking and look in the mirror and speak to yourself, because you’re telling me something that you actually probably feel about yourself. Because hurt people hurt people ... I am as Latina as they come. And I am not defined by anybody’s definition of Latina. I don’t actually sit in a definition. I walk in my world, happily and confidently," she said in an interview with The Huffington Post.