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Rodriguez, Ludacris and Peck hosting TCAs

Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez, rapper Ludacris and Drake & Josh actor Josh Peck have been announced as the hosts of this year’s Teen Choice Awards.

The 31-year-old Jane the Virgin star will be teaming up with rapper Ludacris and Drake & Josh actor Josh Peck to present the annual ceremony, taking place on August 16 in Los Angeles.

The news was confirmed by the TCA official Twitter account on Thursday, with a message reading: “RT if you’re excited @Ludacris, @HereIsGina & @PortableShua are hosting #TeenChoice 2015!”

The awards mark one of the first occasions that Gina has hosted such a prestigious occasion.

She is also nominated for a gong at the ceremony, as she has been recognised in the category of Choice TV Actress: Comedy for her role as Jane Villanueva in the hit show.

However, she has some tough competition as she is up against Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting for The Big Bang Theory, Lea Michele for Glee, Emily Osment for Young & Hungry and Zendaya for K.C. Undercover.

The news about Gina’s new presenting gig came as she marked her 31st birthday on Thursday.

Asked by a fan on Twitter what she was hoping for during her landmark birthday year, Gina replied: “I want to smile till my cheeks hurt, box till I sweat rivers, laugh with the people I love and pray for a dope year.”

Gina has already enjoyed huge success thanks to Jane the Virgin, taking home a Golden Globe Award for her role in the programme.

However, she was notably absent from the nominee list for this year’s Emmy Awards with nods instead going to Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Edie Falco, Lisa Kudrow, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer and Lily Tomlin.

Gina’s career success is set to continue via another medium, as she is currently working on a book of advice she has received from her father over the years.

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