Gina Rodriguez Marvel’s Next Miss America?
A Latin-American LGBT named America Chávez – a second Miss America – first appeared in Vengeance #1 in 2011. With a possible future as a key character in the Marvel Universe, fans begin to advocate for the person they want to see most as the human version of the interdimensional butt-kicker.
It all started on Twitter, when one @winterchildrens posted a picture collage of America Chávez juxtaposed with Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez.
— p (@winterchildrens) May 30, 2016
The suggestion to make Rodriguez Marvel’s choice adult avenger resonated with more than one. A slew of retweets and cosigns followed soon thereafter, including one from Gina herself!
YEEESSSS. YES, PLEASE, DO IT https://t.co/xGXv84M9ot
— Nina ✨ (@NinaLaGreat) June 7, 2016
— NathanOlivarez-Giles (@nateog) June 7, 2016
Can’t deny it. We’re keen on Rodriguez living out the role of such a kickass woman. The 31-year-old Boricua, after all, is a real life hero to many as a Latina who’s steadily breaking barriers and challenging standards in Hollywood.
THIS NEVER CROSSED MY MIND BUT NOW IT HAS AND I DONT JUST WANT IT I NEED IT PLEASE https://t.co/qFXpc7zHyI
— ARIELLA (@bookworm123109) June 7, 2016
— Lesley Ryder (@RyderReally) June 7, 2016
Will Marvel take heed to her fans’ plea? Only time will tell.
— Lady Jae (@JaeNamkyoung) June 7, 2016