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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 ... See full summary »
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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 48 wins & 118 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Tan fea que la hicimos en inglés. (So ugly that we did it in English.) See more »

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Mark's name in "Fake Plastic Snow" is Mark Saint-James, but in "Don't Ask Don't Tell," his name is Mark Weiner. (From a deleted scene from "Don't Ask Don't Tell," Betty asks Marc: "Your real name is Weiner?" Marc answers: "I had to change it. A gay kid named Weiner? I wanted to beat myself up.") See more »

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Daniel Meade: Maybe instead of Christmas we do other winter holidays... Kwanzaa?
Wilhelmina Slater: Did you just gesture at me when you said Kwanzaa?
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.81 (2010) See more »

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Quirky and funny
30 September 2006 | by 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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