This week’s Hermosaz Woman Crush Wednesday is young and talented Latina actress, Gina Rodriguez! She is known for her role in Jane the Virgin, and has been nominated for 3 Golden Globe Awards, winning one in 2015. She began acting at a young age and has received her training from top schools in New York.
Gina Rodriguez was born in Illinois, Chicago, and grew up in the Northwest side of Chicago. She was born to Puerto Rican parents, and is the youngest of three sisters. Although her main family is Catholic, she is also Jewish and attends Christian church.
In 2015, Gina joined the Board of Directors at Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), one of the largest non-profits in the US to support higher education for Latinos. As a grantee of a HSF scholarship, Gina was able to attend university and study theater. She now wishes to pay it forward and open the door for other Latinas to go to college.