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 Betty Suarez (85 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Daniel Meade (85 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Ignacio Suarez (85 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Hilda Suarez (85 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Amanda Tanen / ... (85 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Marc St. James (85 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Justin Suarez (85 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Wilhelmina Slater (85 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Claire Meade (71 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Christina McKinney (66 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Henry Grubstick (35 episodes, 2006-2010)
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A young, smart and wise woman named Betty Suarez goes on a journey to find her inner beauty. The only problem is that it's hard for a slightly less attractive woman to find her beauty surrounded by tall skinny models at a fashion magazine but Betty doesn't let this stop her or her positive attitude towards her work. Written by James Robson

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There's Ugly. Then There's Betty See more »

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28 September 2006 (USA)  »

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Betty the Ugly  »

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Show creator Silvio Horta, who is openly gay, addressed rumors about Justin's sexuality by confirming (in a February 2007 USA Today interview) that as Justin ages, he will experience "the journey." Horta also said, "I see myself in him. Growing up, I certainly felt like an outsider at times. But there's this sweet innocence in Justin that sees the positive." In 2008, Horta expanded on this statement, telling a different interviewer that when he started to create the character of Justin, "it really just popped into my head....I tried five different types of kids, and they all felt the same. Then suddenly, I thought - What if you had a little gay kid? I wrote him that way, and it was like: This is fun! This is interesting and different." Toward the end of the final season, Justin did get his first kiss from another boy, Austin, and he and Austin started dating. See more »

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Betty Suarez: You are an attractive, intelligent, confident businesswoman.
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Quirky and funny
30 September 2006 | by (Aurora, NY) – See all my reviews

Not the usual network fare. The story may be an old one, but the cast delivers and there are some amusing barbs that strike home. The Hispanic-American environment for Betty's family gives the formula new life, with true-to-life touches like the telenovela playing on the TV at home. Mark Indelicato as Betty's nephew is believable with a subtle touch in a role that could easily be overplayed for cheap laughs. Vanessa Williams gets a chance to vamp as the conniving, power-hungry rival for the company, and Gina Gershon offers a wonderful parody -- or is it? -- of an aging supermodel. The Beautiful People -- and the less-than-perfect who also inhabit their world, however under-appreciated -- are here in force.


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