Not so ugly Betty
We knew it was too good to be true...American TV bosses hiring a genuine ugly duckling to play the leading role.
And as this picture proves, the star of Ugly Betty is as beautiful in real-life as her fellow members of the cast.
Normally seen in thick spectacles and train-track braces, actress America Ferrera proved she is more than just an ugly face.
The 22-year-old star was at a New York lunch thrown in her honour by fashion magazine CosmoGirl.
Ferrara as she appears in the comedy show
Ferrera looks stunning as the magazine's latest cover girl — quite a contrast to her character's bushy eyebrows, dishevelled hair and ponchos from fashion hell. She plays Betty Suarez, assistant to the editor of a fashion magazine. The comedy also stars British actress Ashley Jensen, from Extras.
Ugly Betty, an instant hit in America, also became a ratings winner in the UK when it was aired on Channel 4 on Friday, attracting 4.5 million viewers.
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