‘Jane the Virgin’ Star Gina Rodriguez Uses Emmy Campaign Money to Send Immigrant to College
She has already selected a winner.
Actress Gina Rodriguez is using her Emmy campaign funds to do some good.
"[For Your Consideration] is a bizarre dance," she told THR. "Whatever you do requires an insane amount of money."
The 33-year-old actress, who won a Golden Globe in 2015 for her role in "Jane," said she partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles to find the right applicant.
"Our show has always jumped at any opportunity to help me do something for the Latinx community," Rodriguez told THR. "So I asked my showrunner, Jennie [Snyder Urman], if we could do something different with the money this year."
She and Big Brothers Big Sisters picked a Princeton University-bound young woman who will now be able to complete all four years of schooling without financial burden.
"It's taboo to talk about the money being spent, but it's the reality," Rodriguez added. "I think sharing this might inspire other people to do something similar. You can desire recognition and, at the same time, decide to not play in the confines of the game as it's set up."
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