Gina dishes on “Jane the Virgin” finale

With the finale of Jane the Virgin’s first season just weeks away, breakout star Gina Rodriguez is amping up the anticipation.

“Let me tell you something, it gets better and better,” the actress teased reporters at Orgullosa’s Nuevas Latinas Living Fabulosa event in New York City on Wednesday night.

Added the actress, 30, “Our season finale, which I just wrapped two days ago, is so strong and such a shocker.”

Without giving away too many details, Rodriguez shared that the finale will feature the end of Jane’s pregnancy and some inspiring female empowerment.

“You’re going to see Jane going through the last periods of her transformation dealing with her pregnancy and her relationship with Rafael, the father of the child,” she said. “You’re going to see more of Jane’s fearlessness, more of her confidence as a woman. She’s going to really start having conversations. I can tease that women are going to be real proud.”

Fans dreading the end of the hit show’s season are in good company. Rodriguez, who earned a Golden Globe for her role, said she can’t wait to find out what’s next for Jane.

“I feel like the fans are really going to be blown away and also really want the second season to come already because I want the second season to come already. I’m like, ‘Wait! What happens next?’ ”

Jane the Virgin airs Mondays (9 p.m. ET) on The CW.

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Gina’s Childhood Story Illustrates The Need For Diversity In Film, TV

Gina Rodriguez has never been shy about pointing out the need for more diversity on television, and the “Jane The Virgin” star opened up last week with a story that illustrates how important it is for young people to see characters on screen that they can relate to.

As one of the hosts at P&G’s Orgullosa forum “Nuevas Latina Living Fabulosa” on Wednesday, Rodriguez and her co-hosts, including Entertainment Weekly correspondent Nina Terrero, radio personality Angie Martinez, and “Today” show style expert Lilliana Vazquez, spoke about what it means to be Latina today.

One audience member thanked Rodriguez for being a role model to her daughter, and Rodriguez responded with a personal story about her childhood.

“You know when I was younger — it’s crazy but it’s so true, and I’ll never forget this because my mom reminds me also — I asked her, ‘When were Puerto Ricans born? When did Puerto Ricans come about?’ And she’s like, ‘What are you talking about?’ And I was like, ‘Like when did it happen, was it in like the ’50s?’ And she was like, ‘What are you saying?!’ And I was like, ‘Well because I don’t see us anywhere. I don’t see us on the TV, I don’t see us in the movies I love. When did it happen?!’ And she’s like, ‘We’ve always been around and you will tell those stories one day.’”
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iHeartRadio Music Awards

After attending the Variety Actors on Actors event yesterday Gina attended the iHeartRadio Music Awards where she presented the award for Best Lyrics to Taylor Swift. Photos have been added to our gallery thanks to my friend Claudia, who is the webmaster of The McDonnell Rule.

Gallery Links:
Public Appearances > 2015 > Mar 29 | iHeartRadio Music Awards – Arrivals
Public Appearances > 2015 > Mar 29 | iHeartRadio Music Awards – Show
Public Appearances > 2015 > Mar 29 | iHeartRadio Music Awards – Backstage & Audience

Variety’s Actors on Actors: Emmy Edition

Gina attended the Variety’s Actors on Actors: Emmy Edition earlier today. Gina looked absolutely stunning so be sure to check the out the photos that have been added to our gallery, once again thanks to my friend Claudia, who is the webmaster of The McDonnell Rule.

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Public Appearances > 2015 > Mar 29 | Variety’s Actors on Actors: Emmy Edition

Nuevas Latinas Living Fabulosa Launch

Sorry for the delay on this guys, but on March 25 Gina attended the Nuevas Latinas Living Fabulosa Launch. Photos have been added thanks to Claudia, who is the webmaster of The McDonnell Rule.

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Public Appearances > 2015 > Mar 25 | Nuevas Latinas Living Fabulosa Launch

“Jane the Virgin” Episode 1.16 – 1.18 Stills

Productions stills from episode 16 to 18 from “Jane the Virgin” have been added to our gallery.

Gallery Links:
Jane the Virgin (2014 – 201?) > Production Stills > 1.16 | Chapter Sixteen
Jane the Virgin (2014 – 201?) > Production Stills > 1.17 | Chapter Seventeen
Jane the Virgin (2014 – 201?) > Production Stills > 1.18 | Chapter Eighteen

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