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Shoutout To Gina Rodriguez Who Is Completely Comfortable Sharing Her Virginity Story

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Spoiler: Gina Rodriguez is not a virgin, but she totally supports virginity.

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In an interview with comedian Phoebe Robinson, Rodriguez shared the story of losing her virginity, and it’s as Gina as you would expect.

“I lost my virginity, which I feel is pretty early, I was 17,” Rodriguez told Robinson. “It was my boyfriend of a year-ish. He was leaving to Chile to study abroad, and we wanted to lose it to each other. We wanted to make sure that it was special and that we would always have a beautiful memory of it. So… I lost my virginity to the sweetest guy ever. It was pretty magical. It was like safety. He put on a song, we were at my friend’s farm house in like the outskirts of Chicago.”

“It was like a Mandy Moore freaking movie, dude,” Rodriguez said in the interview.

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So romantic ?.

But Rodriguez says that since she is Puerto Rican and her ex-boyfriend is Chilean, people expected them to already be sexually active.

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“And like, to be Puerto Rican and he was Chileno, we were the furthest from that kind of experience, or, at least, grew up the furthest from that kind of experience,” Rodriguez told Robinson. “So it was really lovely to step out of the stereotype.”

By waiting till 17, Rodriguez says it was how she broke the stereotype of Latinas being promiscuous. She even talked about a friend who got pregnant at 14 before Rodriguez even had her period.

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Rodriguez then explains to Robinson that before she started working on “Jane the Virgin,” she had a boyfriend who was very devout and was saving himself for marriage. In that relationship, she learned what it really means to make the commitment to save yourself, and it doesn’t mean you don’t have desires — you just have better control over those desires.

Since virginity has been such a thing in Rodriguez’s own life, she wanted to make sure she portrayed it well as Jane Villanueva.

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“I didn’t want her to lack sexuality, she was making a commitment and this kind of commitment is just unpopular in our society,” Rodriguez told Robinson about portraying Jane. “All we have to do is make it popular.”

That’s right. Rodriguez is all about celebrating the people who can make the virginal commitment by making sure she plays her role right.

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Like she told The Hollywood Reporter back in July 2016, she met a virgin who was 25 and made the commitment to save herself. Rodriguez was floored by the woman who decided to wait and has nothing but respect for her.

But that doesn’t mean Rodriguez doesn’t have some hopes for Jane in season 3.

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Low key, so does everyone else. *sets DVR with great hopes*

You can listen to the full interview here.


READ: The 15 Best Rogelio De La Vega Moments From “Jane The Virgin”

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10 Reasons Why Miami Is Basically Its Own Country

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10 Reasons Why Miami Is Basically Its Own Country

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Technically, Miami is just another city in the U.S., right? Well, kind of. Those of us who’ve lived there know it’s pretty much its very own country. Here are some straightforward facts that prove it:

In Miami, traffic rules are merely suggestions.

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Miami drivers are so, uh, creative that you can even catch them cruising on the opposite side of the street with their lights off at 11 p.m.

The wildlife is not so wild.

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There’s no real divide between the great outdoors and your living room. You might step on a lizard or a incredibly large cockroach anywhere at any given time, especially in the summer.

EVERYONE habla español.

ESPANOL

Spanglish is pretty much Miami’s official language. And those who don’t know it can feel pretty left out.

NO ONE drinks lattes.

LATTE

Cafecito, café con leche, colada and cortaditos are what’s up.

It’s all about the fiesta.

FIESTA

People love to party everywhere, Miamenses just do it like they didn’t have jobs or any other responsibilities to tend to.

Bilingual isn’t even a concept.

BILINGUAL

Your math teacher might switch between English and Spanish at any given time without batting an eyelash.

Corruption is as tangible as it is accepted.

CORRUPTION

Why spend any tax money on public transportation when you can build a giant baseball park with a a concrete roof that moves when it rains instead? Just saying.

Club clothes are just clothes.

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Mini dresses and 9-inch heels are totally acceptable en la iglesia. Throw on a blazer, and now you’re ready for the office, too.

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And they end up giving into Latinx culture. (Or moving.)

Hot weather takes on a whole new definition.

WEATHER

They’ll never survive anywhere else.


READ: 11 Words That Mean Something Different In Miami

What else is unique about Miami? Tell us over a cortadito.

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