Gina Rodriguez's star continues to soar.
I can exclusively reveal that the Jane the Virgin star has signed her first major endorsement deal as the face and brand ambassador of Kipling's Summer 2015 campaign.
Rodriguez is no stranger to the Kipling brand. "Kipling came into my life when I was a kid," the Golden Globe winner tells me. "We couldn't afford it at the time, so I saved my allowance."
She was in junior high school when her mom helped by giving her half the amount to buy her first Kipling bag, a forest green book bag. "I kept it forever," Rodriquez said, adding, "When they came to me, it was like full circle. I mean, this is my childhood. This is the brand that I wanted to own when I was kid."