Gina feared health would ruin her Hollywood dream
Actor Gina Rodriguez (right) says she feared her thyroid disorder would destroy her Hollywood dream because the star felt she was too curvy to be a leading lady.
The 31-year-old was concerned that her condition would lead to rejection when she went to auditions because she found it difficult to stay in the comfortable zone with her weight, reported Female First. “It began when I was 19 years old and I got fired, and I realised keeping my weight down was going to be much more difficult. It was difficult for me to stay in the comfortable zone of my weight. I was very tired. My fatigue was through the roof,” says Gina.
However, she decided that she would not let stereotypes stand in her way and vowed to make negative attitudes change. “For many years I had a conversation with myself about how I was going to help make that change. Because there is no way in this world things are only allotted to certain people because of their figure,” she added.