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Gina Rodriguez Opens Up About Managing Her Hashimoto's Disease for 'Health' September 2016

Gina Rodriguez Opens Up About Managing Her Hashimoto's Disease for 'Health' September 2016

Gina Rodriguez shows off her killer bod on the new September 2016 cover of Health magazine, on newsstands August 12.

Here’s what the 32-year-old Jane the Virgin star had to share with the mag:

On managing her Hashimoto’s Disease: “If I can at least walk for 30 minutes a day, it’s extremely helpful for my thyroid gland. Running, boxing, jump rope and hitting the heavy bag are my workout constants. It’s always been a battle for me with weight…. It actually became a blessing because then I got to represent not only women and Latinas but also women who are dealing with this disease. I’m gluten-free, which is the most difficult thing in the world because, like Oprah, I love bread!”

On what she was like in high school: “I looked like a little boy. I didn’t get my period until I was 16. I went to school with all the wealthy kids, and I was on financial aid, and they all seemed to grow up a lot quicker than I did. So it was difficult. These kids had Mercedes at 16. It was surreal to think, ‘Why isn’t this my life?’ But it made me work harder because I wanted it, too, and I knew I was gonna be able to get it: ‘Oh, this is not my life, but it will be one day.’”

When she feels sexiest: “When I’m making people laugh, I feel like a little sex goddess.”

For more on Gina, visit Health.com.

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Photos: Health magazine
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