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How Ugly Betty Helped Me Overcome My "Otherness"

1 month ago   |   By Pop Sugar

Sarah Siegel is an assistant editor to beauty and shop at POPSUGAR.
In 2006, I was in eighth grade and just about exiting my awkward phase. There was a new show on TV starring America Ferrara, based off a Colombian soap opera called Yo Soy Betty, La Fea that my Abuelita watched religiously. The new TV show called Ugly Betty and starring America Ferrera became my favorite, and I watched it with as much vigor as my Abuelita watched the Spanish version.
There was something about Ferrera's portrayal of Betty Suarez, a hardworking, sometimes naive, awkward young woman working at an intimidating...
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