Feeling confident in Hollywood hasn't always come easy for Gina Rodriguez.
"In real life, I slay," said the 31-year-old Jane the Virgin star said in a recent interview with Yahoo Style editor-in-chief Joe Zoe. But when it comes to working as an actress, Gina said "of course" she's "fallen into the pressure" of feeling like she had to look a specific way.
"100 percent I've fallen into the culture," she reiterated. "[You think] if you look like this swimsuit model then you're hot and everybody's going to want you and money's going to flow through and everything's going to be great and dandy, and that's bulls--t."
"You go to television and film, and it does at 10 pounds," she told Yahoo Style. "I don't look like a skinny minnie, and the truth is, that's OK, too, and that is beautiful also."
Fortunately for Gina, her mom and dad raised her with a strong sense of self. "I grew up with two amazing people in my life," she told E! News in an interview this past May. "My parents were so phenomenal when it came to body image and to beauty and being very comfortable in your own skin."
Gina's full interview can be seen on Yahoo Style. Jane the Virgin airs Mondays at 9/8C on The CW.