Betty Suarez is smart, sweet and hard working. The only problem is that she's not thin and beautiful like all her coworkers at Mode, the high-fashion magazine where she works. The only reason the publisher hired her to be his son's secretary, is that he thought Betty was someone who Daniel would never sleep with. Betty's hard work and determination earns Daniel's respect, as she helps him find his way through the shark infested waters of the fashion industry. Ugly Betty is based on a Colombian telenovela "Yo Soy Betty La Fea". Written by
Peter Kevin Reeves
From poncho to honcho (season 4)
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Ugly Betty also has an Indian connection, as the original Spanish soap opera was adapted as Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin
(2003) which was a major hit on Indian prime-time television. It was shown years before this show aired. See more
What is it with white people and Taye Diggs?
Referenced in Meet the Spartans