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
Ugly is the new beautiful.
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Did You Know?
There was an actual fashion publication titled MODE, geared toward plus-size women. The magazine ceased publication in 2001. See more
Come on, girl, I am black, you are Mexican, let's not talk around it like a couple of dull white people!
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.86