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10 Reasons Why We Want to Both Be and Be BFFs with Gina Rodriguez

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Ever since we saw the pilot episode of Jane the Virgin – and instantly started following the entire cast’s Instagram – we’ve had a massive friend crush on Gina Rodriguez, the show’s charismatic protagonist.

Judging by Rodriguez’s social media – which we may or may not spend perusing every day – she seems just as kind, funny and (duh) beautiful as Jane.

OK, enough gushing. Let us present 10 pieces of scientific proof that corroborate our thesis: Gina Rodriguez is unequivocally the best.

1. She shaved off a third of her head and still looks as fly and fierce as ever.

Annihilation. #AnyaThorensen

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2. She is the actual, physical embodiment of a ray of sunshine.

3. She promotes the work of Latin American artists, actors and directors.

#MovementMondays This is Zetna Fuentes. She is a Puerto Rican Director born and raised in Bronx, New York. This post is very special to me as I am in absolute awe of Zetna. She has directed Jane the Virgin several times and is just one the most pleasant, level headed and focused directors I have ever worked with. Her credits include a plethora of hit shows including: How to Get Away with Murder, Pretty Little Liars, Switched at Birth, IZombie and the list goes on. Not only a female behind the camera but a strong, fierce woman of color that is paving the way for others. I have highlighted many artists of color in front of the camera but it is so encouraging to know we exist behind the camera. Zetna, is contributing to the list of heavy hitter television directors and using her platform to include more actors of color in the projects she works on and for that I am grateful! Today, I celebrate you Zetna, your story encourages women of all cultures to follow their dream to use art as a means of change! #movementMondays

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#MovementMondays Stephanie Beatriz is an Argentine-born American actress best known for playing Detective Rosa Diaz in the FOX comedy series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Stephanie did a phenomenal job in the incredible indie hit Short Term 12 (alongside my other #MovementMondays @ramimalek) She has had numerous stage appearances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Theatreworks USA, The Old Globe Theatre, and Yale Repertory Theatre. You can catch Stephanie on netflix's Pee Wee Big Holiday!!! Melissa Fumero is an Cuban American actress. She is best known for portraying Adriana Cramer on One Life to Live, Zoe on Gossip Girl, and Amy Santiago on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Congrats to Melissa and her new bundle of joy! These women are both changing the game and doing it well. I am proud to call them my friends and fellow artists. Congrats on another season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Can't wait to see what they do next! #MovementMondays

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4. She’s a fighter.

“My dad and mom taught me to fight. Fight for my dreams, for my voice, for the voiceless, to fight for my soul and character. They taught me to fight and should I fall, brush off my knees and go at it again.”

5. She can rock a bold lip.

Salsa Sofia and her Cuban lover, 1962. #JaneTheVirgin

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6. She is an extraordinary dancer.

#thatKidGotTooMuchTimeOnHerHands #keepingMySanity

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Monday night work. #danceLikeNoOneIsRecording

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7. She got to touch Adam Rodriguez, her former Jane the Virgin costar, and we are so jealous it hurts.

8. She looks good in bell bottoms. Bell bottoms!!!!!!!!

Susan: is that your Canadian tuxedo? Me: what?

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9. She’s hung out with everyone we’ve ever loved.

The way Stephen Colbert and I feel when we see each other 😍 #kennedycenterhonors

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My soul sister ❤️

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Serving the only FACE! #naacpawards

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10. She makes us laugh. Like, a lot a lot.

Late nights on #JaneTheVirgin the truth is on the chat of snap. #hereisgina #followMySnapChat

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Yup. Hour 15 on set.

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In conclusion: Gina, please never, ever stop posting on Instagram. We simply don’t know how we’d carry on.