America Ferrera was a Special Guest of Honor at a CosmoGirl Luncheon this week. She may be a little hard to recognize without her glasses and braces, but the star of the hit show Ugly Betty doesn't seem to mind. She's still able to leave the house unnoticed because her character looks so different than she does in real life. That might not last long since they've been nominated for two Golden Globes! Still, she isn't letting it all go to her head. Here's more:
"We've worked so hard, and now we can celebrate it together," Ferrera said. "It is a wonderful cast and crew and show to be on. Everyone is so excited."
Though some people were appalled by the show's title when it first came out, Ferrera's confident that viewers now get the message that "ugly" isn't meant to insult.
"I think we knew the title would be a little jarring. But once you see it, then you know," she said. "You get it. You know there's irony in the title and it's a commentary on the definition of what ugly and beautiful is."
The show makes it easy to empathize with Ferrera's character.
"It is very clear from the start that Betty is the hero," Ferrera said. "She's the one you're supposed to love and who is probably the most beautiful on the inside of everyone in the show."
It's so nice to have a show that can gently poke fun at beautiful people and have a heart at the same time. No wonder it's your new favorite show of the season! For more pics of America just