TV’s “Ugly Betty” — ambitious, normally proportioned and poorly dressed — is a role model for young women, reports the LA Daily News.
She wears her heart on her paisley-patterned, polyester sleeve, her dreams sparkling like the blue steel braces on her teeth.
She may not be the starlet on the arm of the latest Hollywood hunk, but for a growing number of adolescent and teenage girls, there’s something about Betty.
. . . “(Betty) shows that all girls should have insight, and should have confidence and that everyone is pretty in their own way,” 16-year-old Annesa Garcia said.
“Betty” actress America Ferrera, who was valedictorian of her 2002 high school graduating class, won the Golden Globe award last week for best actress in a comedy. In her acceptance speech, she said, “It’s such an honor to play a role that I hear from young girls on a daily basis how it makes them feel worthy and lovable and that they have more to offer the world than they thought.”
Via School Me.