BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Chicago’s Very Own Gina Rodriguez gave a powerful speech about Latino culture at the Golden Globes Sunday night.
The Pilsen native won best actress in a comedy series for her starring role in “Jane the Virgin,” and in her teary acceptance speech, she said her Golden Globes win “represents a culture that wants to see themselves as heroes.”
Her speech also took a personal turn toward the end: “Thank you to my mom and my dad for telling me to dream big and to never stop dreaming. To my siblings, to my sisters Evelise and Rebecca for being the biggest role models in my life. This award is so much more than myself. It represents a culture that wants to see themselves as heroes. My father used to tell me to say every morning, ‘Today’s going to be a great day. I can and I will.’ Well, Dad, today’s going to be a great day. I can and I did.”
You can watch her full speech in the player above.
You can see “Jane the Virgin” on Monday nights on WGN-TV. Rodriguez’s award is also The CW network’s first ever Golden Globe.