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There's brave, and then there's Betty... Developed by Silvio Horta, Ugly Betty is an American comedy-drama series that first arrived in 2006 and delighted us with four spellbinding seasons, all of which can now be enjoyed once more! Betty Suarez (America Ferrera) is a quirky, 22-yearold Mexican American woman who is known for her adult braces, her unusual wardrobe choices, her sweet nature, and her slight naivete. She is abruptly thrust into a brand new world when she lands a job at Mode - a trendy, high-fashion magazine based in Manhattan that is part of the publishing empire Meade Publications, owned by the wealthy Bradford Meade (Alan Dale). Bradford's son, Daniel (Eric Mabius), has been installed as editor-in-chief of Mode following the death of Fey Sommers, Bradford's longtime mistress. To curb his son's habit of sleeping with his assistants, Bradford hires the inexperienced Betty as Daniel's new PA.

However, life at Mode is made difficult for both Betty and Daniel by their co-workers. Their most serious threat comes from creative director Wilhelmina Slater (Vanessa Williams), a vindictive schemer who devises numerous plots to steal Daniel's job and seize control of the Meade empire. In addition, Wilhelmina's loyal assistant Marc St. James (Michael Urie) and Mode receptionist Amanda Tanen (Becki Newton) continually mock and humiliate Betty for her lacklustre physical appearance, awkward nature, and initial lack of taste in fashion. But Betty is about to prove that there is much more to her than meets the eye, and that beauty really is more than skin deep... With a fantastic performance throughout from Ferrera, Ugly Betty was a noughties highlight of no mistaking, and is perfect for a bit of joyful binge-watching. Seasons 1-4 of Ugly Betty are currently available to stream via Star on Disney+

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Title Annotation:Features
Author:Ugly Betty
Publication:Shropshire Star (Shropshire, England)
Date:Apr 10, 2021
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