Kipling Names Gina Rodriguez Their New Brand Ambassador

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 15: Actress Gina Rodriguez attends The Paley Center For Media's 32nd Annual PALEYFEST LA 'Jane The Virgin' screening at the Dolby Theatre on March 15, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
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Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez has landed her first major endorsement deal with Kipling bags, and it's a childhood dream come true. Gina Rodriguez will be the face of Kipling for its Summer 2015 campaign, and the brand ambassador will travel the country as Kipling hits up college campuses to pay it forward. 

"When they came to me, it was like full circle. I mean, this is my childhood. This is the brand that I wanted to own when I was kid," Rodriguez said, according to E!.

Rodriguez said Kipling came into her life when she couldn't afford it. She was in junior high school when her mom helped out by chipping in half the money so she could buy her first Kipling bag."I kept it forever," Rodriquez said. 

The brand's Make Happy initiative will partner with "well-known musicians, actors, artists and bloggers" in order to "inspire the actions of making, capturing and sharing ‘happy’ in a pay-it-forward fashion," according to the brand's website.

"What makes me happy is my family being healthy," Rodriguez said. "What makes me happy is seeing young girls inspired to fulfill any dream they possibly have. What makes me happy is to see others happy."
Rodriguez shares a little more about what makes her happy, fashionably-inspired, and her beauty go-tos in the video below. 

Congrats, Gina!
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