Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez recently appeared as a guest on Yahoo! Style to discuss her acting career. At one point in the interview, host Joe Zee asked Rodriguez to speak to the body positive comments that she made to InStyle after winning a Golden Globe Award last year.
"I was a tomboy growing up, and I don't know if I have style," Rodriguez told the publication in 2015. "I definitely don't have a sample-size body, and I'm OK with that because I love my body."
In the Yahoo Style interview, Zee congratulated Rodriguez for not falling prey to Hollywood pressures to look a certain way. But then she interrupted him with some needed truth — no one is immune.
"Of course I've fallen into the pressure," she said in the video. "100 percent I've fallen into the culture."
But that doesn't mean she agrees with it. "[The idea that] if you look like a swimsuit model, then you're hot and everybody's gonna want you, and money's going to flow through, and everything's going to be grand and dandy. That's bullshit," she said.
It's possible, she added, to be successful and beautiful, regardless of dress size.
"You go to television and film, and it does add 10 pounds, and I don't look like a skinny mini, and the truth is that's OK too, and that is beautiful also," she said.
Last year, Rodriguez explained to PEOPLE that she was constantly told in Hollywood that she wasn't "skinny enough. You're not tall enough. You're not ethnic enough." That is why Rodriguez looks away from Hollywood and to her parents for inspiration for feeling great.
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(H/T: Huffington Post)