An unattractive young woman named Betty Suarez receives a job at Mode magazine after the owner of Meade Publications, Bradford Meade, catches his son, Daniel, in flagrante delicto with an assistant. Following the tragic death of the former editor Faye Summers, Daniel has assumed the role of editor-in-chief at Mode. At home, Betty has been dumped by Walter, who says he loves Gina Gambarro-- but Betty has a strong family unit with her father, sister Hilda, and nephew Justin to support her. In her professional life, Betty is a misfit at Mode. Treated with contempt because she is unfashionable, not thin and not considered to be attractive, Betty, however, does produce good ideas for the up coming photo shoot but Daniel ignores them. In an attempt to make her quit, Daniel torments Betty by asking her to stand-in as a model at the shoot. When Betty actually arrives on set wearing the ill-fitting clothes, poses for photos, and is mocked by all present, she leaves the set. Daniel follows ... Written by
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Based on the popular Colombian telenovela Yo soy Betty, la fea
(1999) (I'm Betty, the Ugly), which has been dubbed and broad casted in countries such as Brasil, China or the Philippines and has been adapted in some other countries. Local versions like Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin
(2003) (There's No One Like Jassi) in India or That's Life
(2005) (Smitten in Berlin) also have been immensely successful. See more
[after being publicly humiliated at a photo shoot
This is what you wanted, isn't it? To humiliate me and make me quit! God forbid you should have to work with the ugly girl your Dad *made* you hire! Well, congratulations!
Ugly Betty Theme Song
Written by Jeff Beal See more