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Why Gina Rodriguez Says Receiving Her Golden Globe Nomination Today Is 'Serendipitous'

"Today two fantastic things happened."

It's a big day for Gina Rodriguez.

The "Jane The Virgin" star received her second consecutive Golden Globe nomination on Thursday morning for Best Actress in a TV Comedy. 

The 31-year-old actress shared her obvious glee over the news in a statement to The Huffington Post, but also pointed out the happy coincidence of getting a nomination today.

"Today two fantastic things happened. My work on 'Jane' was recognized and celebrated by some of my favorite people for a second year. And my student loans from the university that taught me to act were paid off. Education works, how serendipitous" 

In January the actress became only the second Latina to take home the prize in the category, and she gave a powerful speech on Latino representation in film and television. 

"This award is so much more than myself, it represents a culture that wants to see themselves as heroes," she said during her acceptance speech. "My dad used to tell me to wake up each day and say, 'I can and I will.' Well, dad, today's a great day. I can and I did." 

 You heard the woman, now go finish studying for your finals! 

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