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
There's Ugly. Then There's Betty
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Did You Know?
Ugly Betty also has an Indian connection, as the original Spanish soap opera was adapted as Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin
which was a major hit on Indian prime-time television. It was shown years before this show aired. See more
There is nobody here who cares about filling the inside, they only care about fixing the outside! You know what, this concealer here, this doesn't change the fact that she doesn't have a house! And this, this eyeliner isn't going to bring back the people you love! These women have lost everything, and there is not enough styling gel in here to change that.
Referenced in Screenwipe: Episode #3.2