"Smash" Star Krysta Rodriguez Announces Breast Cancer Diagnosis and New Blog, "ChemoCouture" | Playbill

News "Smash" Star Krysta Rodriguez Announces Breast Cancer Diagnosis and New Blog, "ChemoCouture"
Krysta Rodriguez, who starred in the Broadway musical First Date and the NBC musical drama "Smash," has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She has launched ChemoCouture, a new blog for women who are undergoing chemotherapy.

ChemoCouture is described as "a blog for women who are undergoing chemotherapy but are still interested in looking and feeling great." Readers can visit KrystaCouture.com to "follow her treatments, see her ever-evolving look and pick up some tips on fashion finds for all stages of treatment."

Krysta Rodriguez in <i>First Date</i>
Krysta Rodriguez in First Date

In a statement, Rodriguez said, "In addition to performing, I've always had a passion for art, fashion, decoration and overall beautification. I try to have fun with fashion and design and make it my goal to enjoy it and share it with others. Since being diagnosed with breast cancer in the fall of 2014 on the heels of my 30th birthday, I'm taking this passion of beautification to my treatment. I've always believed you feel better when you look better. And what better time to test that out than when I'm going to be feeling pretty terrible for while! ChemoCouture will be dedicated to all things fun and fashion, while being focused on the specific needs of those women going through chemo. My goal is to have us all feeling beautiful together, wherever you are in your life."

Rodriguez has appeared on Broadway in First Date, The Addams Family, In The Heights, A Chorus Line, Spring Awakening and Good Vibrations. She also appeared on NBC's "Smash" as Ana, the highflying Diva.

To check out the blog, now live, visit KrystaCouture.com. Follow her on Twitter at @KRYSTAR0DRIGUEZ and Instagram at @Krysta_rod for updates.

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