Watch how Gina Rodriguez made 1 teen’s promenade goals come true

A highschool scholar’s dream got here true this weekend.

Jessica Casanova, a highschool senior in Buffalo, New York, wore a black costume to her Constitution Faculty for Utilized Applied sciences promenade that was given to her by “Jane the Virgin” actress Gina Rodriguez.


Casanova had her Hollywood expertise when she wore the strapless Badgley Mischka robe Rodriguez wore the evening she snagged her first Golden Globe for Finest Actress in a Comedy Sequence. How she got here to have the costume is a narrative worthy of a movie, involving messages backwards and forwards between a tv star and a die-hard fan.

“Gina’s costume made me really feel like a princess, and it gave me chills understanding that it was one thing that got here from her coronary heart, and I cherish that very a lot,” Casanova advised E! Information. “I want I might give her an enormous hug and inform her how a lot I like her. She is going to at all times have a particular place in my coronary heart.”


The promenade story began again in January when Casanova tweeted the “Jane the Virgin” actress expressing the will to put on one in all her pink carpet robes to promenade.

The highschool pupil could not have anticipated a response for the actress, however she obtained one.

“The place do you reside? I solely personal my first Globes gown, the one from final 12 months … perhaps we will make this occur,” she wrote on Twitter. “Let’s discuss it. I am reaching out.”

All of it snowballed from there.

“I really feel very proud, you already know,” Michelle Martinez, Casanova’s mom, advised the Buffalo Information about her daughter’s particular night time. “She deserves it.”

Nathan Cohen, Casanova’s promenade date, was suitably impressed, too. “Lovely,” he instructed the newspaper on seeing her within the costume. “Beautiful.”

“There aren’t sufficient phrases I may probably say to indicate her what [Rodriguez] has achieved,” Casanova informed E! Information. “Because of her, I’ll always remember my evening.”


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