Michaela Jae Rodriguez, formerly known as MJ, sat down and opened up with NewBeauty in a tell-all interview.The Pose actress is the July Digital Cover model for the publication and had the opportunity to talk about her milestone career thus far.The 31-year-old was cast with a leading role in the hit FX series, Pose, which earned her an Emmy nomination along with winning a Golden Globe award, making her the first transgender woman in history to ever do so.

New interview: Michaela Jae Rodriguez, 31, opened up about her career milestone with NewBeautyThe star won a Golden Globe for Best Actress earlier this year at the 79th Golden Globe Awards for her performance as Blanca Evangelista on Pose.

During the interview with NewBeauty, Michaela discussed how much taking home the award meant for her.’I feel like it is an obligation to live out my God-given purpose and that is to be a voice for the LGBTQIA community,’ she explained.’I use my platform daily to inspire those like me.