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20 Jane Villanueva Moments That Are Relatable AF

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Theory: it’s metaphysically impossible not to Netflix binge watch all three seasons of “Jane the Virgin.” It’s our very first American telenovela!

The heroine, Jane Villanueva, played by Gina Rodriguez, goes through some truly crazy shit with classic malditas all over the place, but her reactions (and fantasies) are relatable AF.

So for all of you who are living in your own telenovelas, here’s your own look in the mirror!

1. Jane eats grilled cheese when the chisme spikes.

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Or is that a pastelito? Either way, we are one and the same. This is the very first scene introducing present day Jane Villanueva on the pilot, and it’s how I’ll always remember her. Who doesn’t like a snack when consuming chisme or their favorite show?

2. When you just can’t pretend to like camping for a second longer.

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Back when Jane and Michael first started dating, Jane turned a sweet carved giraffe gift moment into a confession: camping in the Everglades is not okay. love to camp, but I still would never camp in a place where dinosaurs roam the earth and mosquitos eat my face off. Byeee.

3. Jane’s flirt radar is broke.

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Just like mine. Spoiler alert: the physical contact was him touching her elbow–the unanimously agreed upon least sexiest part of anyone’s body. But we all romanticize like hell when our crushes are involved.

4. This is how Jane imagined this moment:

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When Jane tries to up her flirt game, she imagines every man lusting after her, Miami winds blowing up her skirt, and ends up shutting down someone who wasn’t even flirting with her. #BeenThere #Awkward

5. This is what actually happened:

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Like, her skirt was literally just stuck in a door and he was embarrassed for her. LMAO. I wonder what my life would look like if I had a narrator who called out my #JaneMoments.

6. When Jane acted out a “Bachelorette” fantasy, which who hasn’t:

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When Jane was trying to decide between two men who were chasing after her, the romance novelist in her went  w i l d. We got to see reality TV version of Jane Villanueva and it was everything.

7. It even included outtakes with the bachelors ?

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You’re either #TeamMichael or #TeamRafael and after the Season 4 finale I feel dead by the CW. Freakin’ telenovelas pulling at my heartstrings.

8. And then there’s drunk Jane.

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Who hasn’t stolen a cop’s gun and fired it into the ceiling at your 21st birthday party? A total classic start to the romance she’d eventually base her debut novel on. ♥️

9. When you come up with a maniacal drunk plan at your bachelorette party…

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When my mom drunk dialed and left a voicemail about how my graduate dean was a total B, I.. OK. That didn’t happen, but it did for Jane, and I would have bartered with my casi-evil twin step sisters to steal his phone, delete the voicemail and throw it into a bush.

10. When karaoke is the wildest thing you’ll do all year.

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Alright, if my boo decided to make a fool of herself on stage for me, I would totally join in, too. But what they did after was just wild…

11. And then *spontaneously* adopt a cat.

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“We didn’t even think; we just DID it!” I mean, I visited the shelter a million times for three months before I pulled the trigger, so I actually think this is pretty wild. #AdoptDontShop

12. When Jane is sick, do not mess with her.

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I don’t care how much you love me and want to take care of me when I’m sick. Please, politely, GTFO of my life right now. I’ll apologize later.

13. When the Latino hugger in you faces a Czech wall of ice.

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We’ve all been here. In the early days (i.e. high school) it was awkward when we hugged our non-Latino, non-hugging friends, but eventually we became our mothers. I’m a hugger and you’ll just have to deal.

14. When you bomb an interview by deleting an entire document.

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Who doesn’t fake it till you make it?! If someone asks you if you know a platform, you say yes and learn it later that night. My heart is with you, Jane.

15. When you cry everytime you get a gift.

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I have overactive tear ducts, OK? JK, I’m just Latina and full of emotions that all come out as tears. Angry, happy, tired, grateful–I’m crying.

16. When it’s Hogwarts 100 percent of the time in Jane Villanueva-land.

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My high school version of myself totally coaches me through high school reunion speeches. Don’t embarrass your younger self, Jane, she will screech at you.

17. Seriously, all her pics talk to her.

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Especially if that pic is of Michael. He’s constantly telling her, “You’ve got this” and it’s too cute. My framed pic of Michael doesn’t do that. :'(

18. When you don’t have any pics talking to you and have to talk yourself up before sex.

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“You’re about to have sex, Jane!” And with a total telenovela hottie, mind you. That deserves a good chat with yourself in the mirror.

19. When you imagine a church choir singing, “Don’t have sex.”

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Spoiler alert: they don’t start singing, “Go have sex” until after she’s married. So typical. JK, what am I saying, this is all a fantasy, Jane! Don’t listen to them!

20. When you’re accidentally artificially inseminated.

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OK, this is totally unrelatable, but the entire premise of the gift that keeps on giving. I would’ve been a trainwreck but Jane Villanueva is my #shero so now we all know how to react if it ever happens to you.

Los Espookys Episode 2: “El Espanto de la Herencia”

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Los Espookys Episode 2: “El Espanto de la Herencia”

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On June 13 2019, HBO premiered “Los Espookys,” it’s Spanish-language horror comedy from the mind of Fred Armisen. Needless to say, we were immediate fans. Between the subtly hilarious script and its impeccable delivery, the series proved from episode one that it’s worth the watch. Don’t even get us started on how much we love the horror elements we’ve seen so far.

The second episode of “Los Espookys” is just as addictive and entertaining as the first. Titled “El Espanto de la Herencia,” the episode is so good, it demands a recap.

Here are some of the most spooky and most hysterical parts of “Los Espookys” episode two.

Last week, we met Renaldo, Úrsula, Tati and Andrés, four friends bonded by their love of horror.

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The gang was encouraged by Renaldo’s uncle, Tio Tico, to pursue that passion and turn it into a career. Calling themselves Los Espookys, they were approached by a mysterious woman who wants to use their terrifying talents. With this in mind, it’s time to brainstorm how they’ll approach this next job.

However, before we can check in with Los Espookys, the series introduces us to the US Ambassador.

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Her name is US Ambassador Melanie Gibbons and she’s received an important letter. The letter — which is in Spanish, not coded as she first suspects — informs her that her friend Ignacio Ferracuti has died. However, he’s left his 18.9 billion peso fortune to whoever can survive a night in his haunted mansion.

To borrow Ambassador Gibbons words, “Okay, twist!” She’s been chosen as one of five strangers to compete for his fortune. It’s all very exciting for her.

Similarily, Los Espookys are excited for this upcoming challenge.

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We finally get to see to the official Los Espookys headquarters — which happens to be Renaldo’s garage. While Andrés pushes for avant-garde and challanging tricks, Renaldo wants to stick to the basics. Úrsula just wants confirmation that they’re going to be paid.

Meanwhile, back in LA, Tio Tico is in an unusual situation.

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Following last week’s encounter at a major celebrity party, Tico has been mistaken for an elusive artist. Due to this mix-up, he’s been roped into speaking at an art panel. The whole thing has snowballed and Tio Tico is just along for the ride.

Unfortunately, Andrés is finding it hard to balance his life as Prince of Chocolate and his spooky calling.

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Being the heir to a chocolate fortune is hard. As his boyfriend reminds him, Andrés has duties he needs to commit to or else he will be removed as heir. However, the curious man is preoccupied with uncovering the mystery of his birth and his new side gig. What is a Chocolate Prince to do?

Finally, it’s the big night!

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Too bad Renaldo has been ditched by the other members of Los Espookys. Andrés, Úrsula y Tati have all shown up last minute, leaving Renaldo to set up. What’s worse, nobody hired the actors they need so Renaldo has to step in as the creepy butler. Let’s just say, the role is out of his range.

Still, the goal of the haunted house is to get rid of one contestant in particular. The Mysterious Woman announces to Los Espookys that Sr. Ferracuti’s son is a contestant and must not win. However, he seems impossible to shake with the frankly unimpressive scares.

Los Espookys are in a funk and they need some serious rallying.

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Andrés is obsessed with the dead ends he keeps getting in his search for his origin. Úrsula is obsessed with getting paid. Tati is obsessed with Snap Chatting her shady internet boyfriend.

Renaldo is about to give up but some unexpectedly good advise from Tati inspires him. After a rallying call from Renaldo, Los Espookys are back. They’re going to pull off the scariest trick they can.

We don’t want to give away the ending, but the episode wraps up with the possibility of more jobs in their future.

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Will Tati continue her internet relationship? Will Andrés learn the origins of his birth? What sort of adventure will Los Spookys get into next week? We’ll have to watch to find out.

‘Jane The Virgin’ Actress Opens Up About How Anxiety Kept Her From Showing Up To Set

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‘Jane The Virgin’ Actress Opens Up About How Anxiety Kept Her From Showing Up To Set

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Even though depression, anxiety, and mental health are becoming more publicly discussed, there is a stigma attached to it. It’s still seen as a weakness instead of a disease. Mental wellness is not regarded in the same way physical wellness is. It isn’t discussed at home or at schools — making the important topic all but taboo. That’s why it is so important that we talk publicly about our struggles with mental health.

It’s with that in mind that “Jane the Virgin” star Gina Rodriguez opened up about her own experiences.

Rodriguez has been open about her personal experience with her mental health in the past.

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In 2017, in fact, she posted about her journey with anxiety in a very candid Instagram post.

She has now opened up even further in an emotional sitdown with NBC’s Kate Snow during the recent Kennedy Forum.

The actress explained:

“I think I started dealing with depression around sixteen. I started dealing with the idea of…everything is going to be better when I’m gone. Life will be easier. All the woes will be away, all the problems. Then I wouldn’t have to fail or succeed, right? Then all this surmounting pressure would go away.”

The pressure Rodriguez refers to includes the difficult time she had while filming the final season of “Jane the Virgin.”

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According to the star, she began suffering from panic-induced, debilitating anxiety attacks while on set.

“There was a point where I couldn’t, I couldn’t push through every single time anymore,” Rodriguez shared with Snow. “And I’m one of those human beings…I’m just like, ‘I’ll handle it later. I’ll deal with it later. I’ll figure it out later. I just have to do this now.’ All the while dealing with this, you know, your silent little dragon in your head.”

Rodriguez went on to explain that this struggle caused her to stop production on the series for the first time ever.

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“I had a really tumultuous season, she confessed. “I was unafraid for the first time to be like, ‘I can’t.'”

That courage motivated Rodriguez to get the help she needed and to take the time to prioritize herself. It’s a milestone that anyone who fights against their mental illness would recognize. We can only imagine the pressure Rodriguez faced in the midst of a busy production schedule.

Her ability to speak openly about mental health is motivated by the girls and women who look up to her.

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“I can’t just tell them to go out and make their dreams come true and then to ignore everything else,” Rodriguez explained.

The actress has long been a mentor in the fields of art, body positivity, immigration rights, and feminism. In 2016, Rodriguez launched the We Will Foundation to promote young artists through education and scholarships. In 2018, she worked with P&G to start the Always Campaign to benefit Feeding America.

This candid conversation is another example of her commitment to being the sort of mentor the world needs most.

Poor mental health is often a side effect of other illnesses; which is the case with Rodriguez.

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Anxiety and depression are complications of her Hashimoto’s Disease. Rodriguez shared in a 2017 SELF interview that the medicine she takes for her thyroid causes heart palpitations. This disrupted rhythm sometimes triggers panic attacks.

The illness has forced the actress to reassess herself and become more self-aware. After adjusting her medication, she noticed improvements.

Still, Rodriguez had to face the bigger issue of her underlined mental health. That self-awareness has helped her and hopefully, her experience can help others struggling with the same issues.

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