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Gina Rodriguez recognised in China

Jane The Virgin star Gina Rodriguez realised how big her TV comedy was around the world when she was recognised in China in 2014.
The actress was soaking up her success in America when her boxing referee father invited her to his final championship fight, as Manny Pacquiao took on Chris Algieri at the the Venetian Macau, and she was left speechless when she was spotted by a fan.
“The show was only, like, six weeks in but China and the Philippines had already bought it and it was already airing there,” she told U.S. chat show host Conan O’Brien on Monday night (22Feb16), “and I went to go and see my father referee his last championship fight.
“We’re walking up to the venue and this older gentleman from Macau, China was like, ‘You’re Jane The Virgin…’ and my boyfriend at the time was like, ‘Oh my God!'”
Gina now gets recognised all the time – but people don’t always appear glad to see her, pointing and screaming “Virgin!” because they can’t recall her name or her character.
“It’s always so angry,” she explained.

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