ABC took a chance and made a popular telenovela one of it’s biggest hits of recent years. Ugly Betty took the comical drama of a soap, and paired it with a heart-warming family-drama of following one’s dreams. America Ferrera was the breakout star as Betty Suarez- a humble, aspiring journalist who finds herself mixed up in the crazy high-class world of fashion publication Meade. The role won Ferrera a Golden Globe and SAG Award in 2007.

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