It’s confirmed: Gina Rodriguez is our body positivity spirit animal.
After absolutely stunning us on the Golden Globes red carpet this past weekend, the Jane The Virgin star took to Twitter on Thursday to remind us that size is, in fact, just a number.
A fan recently tweeted at Rodriguez to compliment her on her Golden Globes look but added that she felt like she would have to lose weight to look as stunning as the actress. Gina was not a fan of that outlook on beauty, so, as The Huffington Post originally discovered, she replied to the woman, saying, “Girl you ain’t gotta lose nothing! Trust me. Fierce is fierce no matter what size. Remember it. Write it down. Then walk with your goodness.”
@HereIsGina That dress was FIERCE!!!! I want one myself, but I gotta lose weight first to rock it like you girl. Stunning!!
— babie89 (@babie2006) January 10, 2017
Girl you ain't gotta lose nothing! Trust me. Fierce is fierce no matter what size. Remember it. Write it down. Then walk with your goodness. https://t.co/oGcOD5V6Xq
— Gina Rodriguez (@HereIsGina) January 10, 2017
Shocked as anyone would be after receiving a message like that from their favorite celebrity, the fan tweeted back her appreciation for Rodriguez’s advice, adding that she was “feeling great after reading [her] tweet.”
@HereIsGina I gotta be honest, I'm feeling great after reading your tweet. Thank you for schooling me but in an inspiring way.
— babie89 (@babie2006) January 11, 2017
We can’t really blame the fan for admiring the celebrity, because damn did Gina Rodriguez look amazing in her Naeem Khan gown. The actress even shared on Instagram that she adored the dress and “should have stolen that dress. Or got married that night. Or slept in the dress.” Regrets.
Living proof that you don’t have to lose weight to look great on a red carpet (or anywhere, for that matter).
But Rodriguez already proved that to us last August when she said she wouldn’t lose weight for her role on Jane The Virgin. She even wrote a similar message on Instagram that “Beauty should not be chased but individually embraced. Health belongs to you and looks different for everyone. Your journey won’t look like mine and that’s ok because discovering your personal Health goals is a lifelong commitment.”
Thank you, Gina.