Gina feared health would ruin her Hol­ly­wood dream

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - PTI

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.

PHOTO: IAN GA­VAN/GETTY IMAGES

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