It’s life advice from Gina Rodriguez.
The Jane the Virgin star told Women’s Health her biggest secret to self love: happiness.
“If you love yourself there’s absolutely no opportunity to hate anybody else, Rodriguez told Women’s Health. “You actually can’t. If you are happy, you’re not going to go around being like, ‘You suck. You’re terrible. F**k you.’ You don’t do that. If you love yourself, you know nothing but love.”
Rodriguez, who was featured in the magazine as one of the "2016 Game Changers," also addresses "ugly people," who she defines as those who are mean-spirited and try to put you down. Her advice? Keep moving.
"Don’t give up. People will say no to you left and right. People will say you are not attractive. People will say you are not skinny enough, not tall enough, not thick enough, not curvy enough, not white enough, not brown enough, not this enough. Well, I really hope you don’t feel that way about yourself, because then we’re all screwed,” the actress continued. We live in a society, a culture, where it says not all of you can make it–only one of you can. So we all are pushing each other to the side trying to be the one person that makes it. That’s a false illusion. There’s space for all of us.”
And finally, she wants you to do you.
“Don’t compare yourself to anyone. Anyone. Because no one is in your race. Stay in your lane, and do you,” Rodriguez said.