- Betty la fea
title = Yo Soy Betty, La Fea
country = flagicon|Colombia
Colombia| year = 1999–2001
language = Spanish
María Del Pilar
Liliana Hernández| script = Fernando Gaitán| cast = Ana María Orozco Jorge Enrique Abello Natalia Ramírez Lorna Paz Luis Mesa| Paulo Sanchez Neira
César Escola Canaroy Pelay Diego Fernando Páez
theme_song = "Se Dice de Mí"
episodes = 169
Country of origin = Philippines
"Yo soy Betty, la fea" ("I am Betty, the ugly one"), [ [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0233127/releaseinfo "Yo soy Betty, la fea" (1999)"] ] also known as simply ""Betty la fea" ("Ugly Betty"), was a popular
telenovela( soap opera) filmed in Colombia, written by Fernando Gaitánand produced between 1999 through 2001by the Colombian network RCN. Over a dozen versions of this telenovela have been made in other countries. In the U.S., both the comedy-dramahit " Ugly Betty" and Televisaprogram " La Fea Más Bella" are based on the Colombian soap opera.
Beatriz Aurora Pinzón Solano (Betty), is an unattractive, but very intelligent woman working for the Eco Moda
fashion designcompany. Betty constantly faces the scorn of her prettier workmates, but eventually is promoted to a senior job, becomes romantically involved with her boss, and receives a grooming makeover.
Although graduated "magna cum laude" with a bachelor’s degree in economics and master’s degree in finance, and fluent in English and French, Betty has been unable to secure a job interview, because, she claims, her ugly photograph ruins her otherwise impressive résumé. Tired of unsuccessfully searching for a job matching her education and experience, she applies to be the secretary to the president of the fashion company Eco Moda, but sends her résumé without a photograph, in hopes of securing an interview; however, that job was "given" to an inexperienced, university drop-out, but very attractive Patricia Fernández, who happens to be best girlfriend of the president’s fiancée, Marcela Valencia. Armando Mendoza, Eco Moda’s new president, is the smart, handsome, and well educated son of one of the company's two, owner-founders. He is engaged to Marcela Valencia, daughter of the other company founder, who also holds a high position in Eco Moda. Armando refuses Patricia as his secretary, assuming Marcela wants her to spy on him, given his womanizer's reputation, so, he urges the hiring of another candidate with the most desired requirements; he hires Betty and Patricia as his secretaries, after Marcela pressured him, arguing that the company president could not have an ugly secretary representing him.
Since there is no available office for Betty, she occupies a store room in back of Armando’s office, while Patricia receives the prime public spot; nevertheless, Betty is in charge of the most important task, proving to Armando how intelligent, versatile, and well educated she is, and daily gaining more responsibilities, becoming essential to Armando’s risky, new business plan for Eco Moda.
In 2001, "Yo soy Betty, la fea" won the New York Latin ACE Award for Best Scenic Program (Mejor programa escénico) and International Female Personality of the Year (Figura internacional femenina del año) to Ana María Orozco, and, in 2002, the
TP de Orofor Best Soap Opera (Mejor telenovela), and the [http://www.imdb.com/Sections/Awards/INTE_Awards/ INTE Award] for Best Soap Opera and Actress of the Year (Actriz del año) to Ana María Orozco.
"Betty la fea" was created, filmed, and produced in Colombia where it originally aired on RCN. After it's success it was released to air on
Telemundoin the United States. Its popularity led to the creation of several similar programs in other countries, as well as its rebroadcast in other languages around the world. The success of "Yo soy Betty, la fea" led to its first sequelin 2002 with Univision's release of "Ecomoda". [ [http://imdb.com/title/tt0301263/ "Eco moda"] ]
The show was popular as it was aired to a wide
Latin American audience. Its success spawned a short and unsuccessful sequel called " Eco moda", filmed in Colombia and produced by RCN and Univision. Some scenes from the first episode were filmed in Buenos Airesand some scenes for the opening sequence were filmed in Miami, Florida. [ [http://www.periodismo.com/news/100262591032920.shtml "Eco Moda, La Segunda Parte de Bettt la Fea, Comenzara a Filmarse en Buenos Aires".] ]
"Betty la fea" has been so successful that it has been either adapted and/or shown in many different countries. The story seems to be attractive and original because it revolves around an unattractive person in contrast with most soap operas where the stars are always good looking.
Another released spinoff was an animated series called "
Betty Toons", which features Betty as a child, with her friends. In the U.S., "Betty Toons" can be seen Saturday mornings on most affiliates of the Telefuturanetwork, as part of the " Toonturama" block.
An article in "Variety" reported that the success of "Yo soy Betty, la fea" spin-offs has led to the search for other telenovelas being planned for the
United States. [ [http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117954163.html "Beating the telenovela bushes for another 'Betty'."] ] Other shows developed by Fernando Gaitán are in production for 2007. "While some characters remain and new ones have been added, I think that the U.S. version preserves the spirit of the original "Betty la fea", Gaitán says. [ [http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117954163.html?categoryid=2313&cs=1] Ibid.]
Eventually, an American adaptation of Betty la Fea materialized. Entitled
Ugly Betty, the hour-long program is developed by Silvio Hortaand co-produced by Salma Hayekand Ben Silverman. America Ferreraplays the title role. The show has received a Golden Globe [ [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0805669/awards From IMDB] ] - and Peabody Award[ [http://www.peabody.uga.edu/news/pressrelease.asp?ID=142 From Peabody Awards (June 4, 2007)] ] .
Cast and crew
Ana Maria Orozcoas "Beatriz Aurora "Betty" Pinzón Solano" [http://www.latinwe.com/artistas/Actores/AnaMariaOrozco/Ana-Maria-Orozco-3.jpg]
Jorge Enrique Abelloas "Armando Mendoza Sáenz"
Natalia Ramírezas "Marcela Valencia"
Lorna Pazas "Patricia Fernández de Brickman"
Luis Mesaas "Daniel Valencia"
Julián Arangoas "Hugo Lombardi"
Ricardo Vélezas "Mario Calderón"
Mario Duarteas "Nicolas Mora" and as himself
Kepa Amuchasteguias "Roberto Mendoza"
Talú Quinteroas "Margarita Sáenz de Mendoza"
Celmira Luzardoas "Catalina Ángel"
Jorge Herreraas "Hermes Pinzón Galarza"
Adriana Francoas "Julia Solano Galindo de Pinzón"
Pilar Uribeas "Maria Beatriz Valencia"
Júlio César Herreraas "Freddy Stewart Contreras"
Dora Cadavidas "Inés Peña de Gómez"
Stefanía Gomezas "Aura María Fuentes"
Paula Peñaas "Sofía de Rodríguez"
Luces Velásquezas "Bertha Muñoz de González"
Marcela Posadaas "Sandra Patiño"
María Eugenía Arboledaas "Mariana Valdéz"
Paulo Sanchez Neiraas "Engineer Ortiz"
Alberto León Jaramilloas "Saúl Gutiérrez" (Bertha and Sofia's boss)
Martha Isabel Bolañosas "Jenny Garcés" (Sofia's husband's woman)
David Ramírezas "Wilson Zastoque" (Ecomoda's Security Guard)
Rubén Óliveras "Miguel Robles"
Norma Niviaas Hugo Lombardi's Model #1
Marcela Carrilloas Hugo Lombardi's Model #2
Rosa Margarita Guerreroas Hugo Lombardi's Model #3
María Claudia Boteroas Hugo Lombardi's Model #4
Diego Cadavidas "Román"
Patrick Delmasas "Michell Doinel" (Catalina's French friend)
Lorena de McAllisteras Rag Tela's CEO
Angelly Moncayoas "Karina Larson"
Verónica Ocampoas "Claudia Bosch"
Scarlet Ortizas "Alejandra Zingg"
Elías Rima Nassiffas "Dr. Contreras"
Saúl Santaas "Efrain Rodríguez" (Sofia's former husband)
Carlos Serratoas "Gustavo Olarte"
Alberto Valdirias "Gordito González" (Bertha's husband)
Diego Vivancoas "Mi Chesito Su Mercé", Hugo Lombardi's Boyfriend
Cecilia Boloccoas herself
Laura Floresas herself
Armando Manzaneroas himself
Ricardo Montaneras himself
Andrea Sernaas herself
Olga Tañonas herself
Franco De Vitaas himself
Gloria Calzadaas herself
Thais Araújoas herself
Adriana Arboledaas herself
Paula Andrea Betancourtas herself
Claudia Elena Vásquezas herself
Gisela Valcarcelas herself
Patricia Velasquezas herself
Charlie Zaaas himself
*Original Script by "
*Script Writer - "Liliana Hernández"
*Assistant to Script Writer - "Elsa Cortés"
*General Producer - "María Del Pilar"
*Production Management - "Amparo Gutiérrez"
*Production Assistants - "John Sierra and Guillermo Andrés Vega"
*Director - "Mario Ribero"
*Director Second Unit - "Mario A. Galindo"
*Cinematography - "Alirio Farfán"
*Set Design - "Liliana Cortés, Enrique Linero, Juan Fernando Peréz"
*Wardrobe Design - "Rosita Cabal"
*Makeup Design - "Rossio López"
*Makeup Artist - "Clara Inés Cubillos"
*Music and Musicalization - "César Escola and Diego Fernando Páez"
*Coordinator - "Pablo Emilio Henríquez"
*Editing - "María Vásquez"
*Singer of Main Theme: "Se dice de mí" - "Yolanda Rayo"
*Author and musician's original theme song: "Francisco Canaro" and "Ivo Pelay"
* The long title of the telenovela is brought in on the first episode, when Betty orders a cup of coffee from her new office. She calls the cafeteria extension and asks for coffee for a Beatriz Pinzón. As the newcomer, no one at Ecomoda knows who she is, so she is then forced to clarify: "I am Betty. .. the ugly one", so there was no confusion to whom the coffee was to be brought.
* The character of Patricia Fernández was known for her
catchphrase"Yo estudié seis semestres de finanzas en la San Marino" ("I did six semesters of Financeat San Marino University") For Colombians, this fictional university unmistakably makes reference to the San Martin University, a medium-high level university in Colombia. This strategy of referencing known education institutions with other names was also used in Pobre Pablo, another soap opera produced by RCN, where in order to convince another character about his own social/academic background, the main character was once advised to lie that he had studied at Los Alpes University, referencing top school Los Andes University.
* Mario Duarte (Nicolás Mora) portrayed himself in an episode.
* Ana María Orozco (Betty) and Julián Arango (Hugo Lombardi) were married and they went through a divorce during the run of the series. Perhaps some of their real-life animosity helped to make that of their characters seem more authentic.
* The follow-up series, "EcoModa", was filmed in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Original Colombian version in other countries
The original Colombian version of the show has been dubbed and broadcast in
India, Lithuania, Indonesia, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Malaysia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Italy("Betty la cozza"), Switzerland, Japan– under the title "Betty, Ai to uragiri no hishojitsu" ("Betty, The Secretarial Office of Love and Betrayal ", ベティ愛と裏切りの秘書室) [ [http://www.superdramatv.com/line/betty/ Microsite at Super!dramaTV (in Japanese)] ] –, Turkey, Philippinesand China. The show was also broadcast in virtually all of Latin America plus Spain, achieving record ratings in every single country, including those where Colombian soaps do not usually achieve high ratings, such as Braziland Mexico. The show was so popular that the cast went on tour to meet fans throughout the continent.
"Tudo Por Amor"
Tudo Por Amor (Everything For Love) was a soap opera shown on TVI in Portugal. It did not have a large audience, even though it had some of the biggest stars of Portuguese television. Sofia Duarte Silva starred as the protagonist, Alice. Centered on an ugly young woman who ended up finding her love online, but she lacked the courage to meet him in person, because of her appearance. Little does she realize her online love is actually the handsome rich son of the owner of the company she has gotten her new job at. She had great difficulty finding a job because of her ugly appearance. Later, she discovered the existence of her twin sister, Daisy—a sensual and sexy girl, full of "girl power", determination, and rebellion—who turns her life upside down. This story was not directly based on "Yo soy Betty, la fea", but was a remake of Mexico's "
El Amor no es como lo pintan" (2000).
"Esti Ha'mechoeret" אסתי המכוערת
Although many sources on the internet claim that this series was a remake of "Yo soy Betty, la fea", it was actually another remake of Mexico's "
El Amor no es como lo pintan". This story was adapted by Israel's SET in 2003, and was named אסתי המכוערת " Esti Ha'mechoeret" ("Ugly Esti"). The series starred Riki Blichas Esti Ben-David, a cop's daughter. After legal action was pursued by RCN, the company that owns the rights to "Yo soy Betty, la fea", changes were made to "Esti Ha'mechoeret" for its second and third seasons, during which the title was changed to "Elvis, Rosental, VeHaIsha Hamistorit" and then just plain "Elvis".
"Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin"
(There's No One Like Jassi) (2003, SET, India):
Mona Singhas Jasmeet Walia. The popular Indian version is not so much about beauty and ugliness, as about a simple middle class girl with strong family values being catapulted into the amoral world of high fashion upper society, although Jassi was made to appear ugly by having on thick rimmed glasses, braces and an unsightly hairstyle. " Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin" concluded in 2006.
Turkey's "Sensiz Olmuyor" (Won't Work Without You) told the story of Gönül and Arda on two separate TV networks, with each channel showing thirteen episodes. When the weekly series debuted on Show TV in January 2005, Özlem Conker played Gönül (which means 'heart' in Turkish), the intelligent swan in ugly duckling clothing, and pop star Emre Altuğ appeared as her boss and love interest, Arda. The show did not go on hiatus when it was moved from Show TV to rival network Kanal D, but there was one big change: Yeliz Şar took over the role of Gönül, but the rest of the original cast remained intact.
"Verliebt in Berlin"
In February 2005, the German TV network,
SAT 1, began airing a version called " Verliebt in Berlin" (The title is a word-play and can mean either "In Love in Berlin" or "In Love with Berlin"), starring local soap operastar Alexandra Neldelas Lisa Plenske and Swiss actor Mathis Künzleras David. Due to its immense popularity (5 million viewers daily), the show was extended beyond its initial 250 episode run in early 2006.
A few weeks later it was announced that the show would be renewed for a second season, but without Neldel and Künzler. The focus will shift onto a male lead character named Bruno Plenske (Lisa's half-brother, played by
Tim Sander). "Verliebt in Berlin" has also been broadcast in dubbed versions in Hungary(as "Lisa csak egy van") and France (as "Le destin de Lisa"). Although "Verliebt in Berlin" continued with new featured characters and original storylines, it is still credited as "based on "Yo Soy Betty La Fea".
"Ne Rodis' Krasivoy" ("Не родись красивой")
("Be Not Born Beautiful", from the Russian phrase, "be not born beautiful, but be born happy")
* Debuted in 2005 on STS, Russia
Nelly Uvarovaas Katya Pushkaryova
STS broadcasting in
Russiacreated a hugely popular version of the show called, "Ne Rodis' Krasivoy", starring Nelly Uvarova in the title role of Katya. This version is also broadcast throughout the former Soviet Union. This particular adaptation has gone through heavy rewrites in order to tone down its many sister series' campy humour and feminst & gay subtext in order to make the show better suited for the extremely conservative Russian audience.
"La Fea Más Bella"
(The most beautiful ugly girl) (2006-2007,
Televisa, Mexico): Angélica Valeas Leticia Padilla Solis.
Televisatelevision network, produced its version " La Fea Más Bella" ("The Prettiest Ugly Girl"), its début was 23 January 2006, its finale 25 February 2007. Univision, in the United States and ABC 5 network broadcasted it in the Philippines, where its début was 24 April 2006, and its finale 25 June 2007. In this version, the protagonist is named "Letty".
(2006, Talpa, Netherlands):
Nyncke Beekhuyzenas Lotte Pronk.In 2006, the Dutch TV network Talpa began airing Lotte, starring Nyncke Beekhuyzenas the main character and Lars Oostveenas Vico Maesland.
"Yo Soy Bea"
Despite the original Colombian production already being in Spanish,
Telecincolaunched an adaptation in Spain called "Yo soy Bea" in July, 2006. The Spanish version title (which translates to "I am Bea") is a pun, with "Bea" sounding like "bella", meaning pretty and like "fea", meaning ugly. Ruth Núñezplayed Beatriz Pérez Pinzón and Alejandro Tous was Álvaro Aguilar, the company boss.
The Spanish adaptation screens weekdays at 5:30 pm and pulls in an average of over four million viewers (over +35% share of the audience). The series' record is a 40,7 % of share. It has become Spain's top-rated daytime programme. Ruth Núñez, known to Spanish viewers for her portrayal of a Yugoslav student in teen soap, "Compañeros", plays the heroine.
In this version, Beatriz Pérez Pinzón (Núñez) is an unattractive 26-year-old economist whose looks aren't important to her. She's intelligent and kind, and one day, after having cared for her widower father for two years, she decides to look for a job. Although she's very well educated, she gets only a secretary job at the magazine "Bulevar 21". She becomes the secretary of Álvaro Aguilar (Alejandro Tous), the company boss. In the company, Bea will be against Cayetana (Mónica Estarreado), Álvaro's fiancée, and her friend Bárbara (Norma Ruiz), who is also Álvaro's secretary.The Spanish Version won a TP de Oro to "La mejor telenovela" this year (2007)
The American production is broadcast on ABC in the United States. This production is also broadcast on
Citytvand Radio-Canada(as Chère Betty) in Canada, Channel 4in the United Kingdom; 2007, RTÉ Twoin Ireland, TV2 in New Zealand, Seven Networkin Australia, TVB Pearlin Hong Kong, Nova Televisionin Bulgaria, 8TV in Malaysia, and Studio 23in the Philippines.
In 2004, actress
Salma Hayek's production company, Ventanarosa, in a joint venture with Reveille Productionsand ABC Television Studiobought the rights to "Betty la fea", converting it to a English seriocomedyseries. ABC bought it titled, "Ugly Betty", initially slated for broadcasting in summer of 2006 as a daily series, but its success led to ABC slating it weekly. [ [http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA6327126.html?display=Breaking+News&referral=SUPP&nid=2228 "ABC Rethinks Ugly Betty" from "Broadcasting & Cable" (April 23, 2006)] ] The hour-long airs Thursdays at 8:00 pm (Eastern time); the first episode was broadcast 28 September 2006. Actress America Ferrerais Ugly Betty — an unattractive, but efficient editorial assistant at a fashion magazine. [ [http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117951583?categoryid=19&cs=1 From "Variety" (October 9, 2006)] ]
"Μαρία η άσχημη (Maria, i Aschimi)"
Mega Channelin Greeceis airing its own version titled " Maria, i Aschimi" ("Μαρία, Η Άσχημη" - "Maria, The Ugly One"). Maria exudes intelligence, humor, and kindness, but what she is missing is conventional beauty. She considers her appearance to be an obstacle in her search for employment, despite her collection of degrees, which are displayed proudly by her parents, Kaiti and Irakles. Having no luck in her job search, Maria decides to try for a job for which she is overqualified, secretary to Alexis Mantas, the director of a noted fashion house called Ecomoda. Alexis is the most coveted bachelor in Athens, but he has recently gotten engaged to Markella, who tries to get him to choose her best friend, Lilian, to be his secretary and to keep an eye on him. Lilian doesn't have Maria's natural intelligence or fine education, but she has a beautiful appearance, which makes her a better superficial fit at the fashion house.
This adaptation was originally supposed to start airing on
November 1, 2006, but within two weeks of that date the show was removed from Mega Channel's schedule. Finally, it began on January 1, 2007at 21:00 and although it was scheduled to move at 18:15 two weeks later, due to its high ratings (± 45% according to Agb Hellas and more than 2 million viewers) finally remained in the prime-time slot of the channel.starring: Aggeliki Dalianiand Anthimos Ananiadis
The Flemish adaptation is called "Sara" starring
Veerle Baetensas Sara De Roose. The show was first broadcast on September 25th2007 by VTM, a Flemish commercial TV-station. Sara is a daily show, not airing in the weekends, that airs at 6:25 pm. Every Sunday VTM airs 'the week of Sara' at 9:25 pm where they cross all the episodes of that week. Sara has a weekly audience between 650,000 and 750,000 viewers. In total 200 episodes will be broadcast.
The company where Sara falls in love with her boss Simon Van Wyck (
Gert Winckelmans) is called Presence, a big vogue company in Antwerp. In the series plays a lot of big flemish actors and actresses; Veerle Baetens, Sandrine André, Kürt Rogiers, Gert Winckelmans, Karin Tanghe,...
February 13, 2008, the nominees of the Flemish tv-stars where announced. 'Sara' is nominated for 3 awards. Veerle Baetens, who plays Sara, and Sandrine Andre, who plays Britt, are bold nominated for Best Actor or Actress. The serie herself is nominated for Best Fiction programme. The winners will be announced March 30, 2008. [ [http://www.tv-visie.be/?pagina=nieuwsbericht&rubrieknr=8&bericht=21126 TV-Visie - Vlaamse Televisiesterren: ALLE nominaties (foto's) ] ]
Mi Gorda Bella"
This Venezuelan series was not officially based on "Yo Soy Betty,la fea", but was probably inspired by it.
"Ne daj se, Nina"
A version of "Betty la Fea" made by
Croatian RTL Televizija, Serbian Fox Televizijaand Bosnian Federalna Televizija (FTV) begins production in October 2007. The working title of the show is "Ne daj se, Nina" ( "Don't give up, Nina"). After a long audition, newcomer Lana Gojakhas been cast in the role of Nina (Betty). Other reported cast members include established actors such as Robert Kurbaša, Edvin Livarić, Bojana Ordinačev, Petar Ćiritović, Andrija Milošević, Kristina Krepelaand Sloboda Mićalović.
(Ugly Kate) (
2008, TV Prima, Czech Republic): Kateřina Janečková as Kateřina Bertoldová.The series debuted on March 3, 2008and it airs Mondays and Wednesdays at prime time.
"Cô Gái Xấu Xí"
The Vietnamese version of "Yo soy Betty, fea" premiered on February 11, 2008. The series stars Ngọc Hiệp as Huyền Diệu and Chi Bảo as An Đông, the new president of "SB Brands Trading J.S.C." A number of real-life models co-starred in prominent roles, such as Nguyễn Bình Minh(who plays Tiến Mạnh), who competed in the 2002/03 Manhunt International competition and finished in the top ten; Phi Thanh Vân (as Phương Trinh), who worked as a top model and has freely admitted that she owes her beauty to the wonders of plastic surgery; Lý Anh Tuấn (Đăng Dương); and Trịnh Kim Chi (Huyền Thư). This adaptation is one of the most faithful remakes of the Colombian original so far, with episodes being recreated practically scene for scene, with only minor adjustments to account for cultural differences.
I Love Betty La Fea" (Philippine Version) Bea Alonzo(A Filipina-British actress) was chosen to play the title role of Betty Pengson and John Lloyd Cruzwas chosen to play Armando Solis in the Philippine adaptation of the famous Colombian telenovela. The series started airing on September 8, 2008on the ABS-CBNnetwork every 8:30PM. Ruffa Gutierrez, a former beauty queen, plays the role of Daniela (female version of Daniel from the original series).
Chou Nu Wu Di" (The Ugly Without Rival)
This soap opera is a co-production of Televisa México, Hunan Satellite TV station of China, the independent producer Nesound, and the Colombian network RCN Television. The program began broadcasting on September 28, 2008 and will be divided into five seasons of 80 half-hour chapters.
Poland's adaptation of the Betty story, "BrzydUla" (play on words: Brzydula means ugly girl but Ula is a reference to main character's name), premieres on October 6, 2008 on the TVN network. This version stars Julia Kamińska as Ula Cieplak and Marek Włodarczyk as her father, Józef. Ula works for Marek Dobrzański (played by Filip Bobek) at a prestigious Warsaw fashion house called "Dom Mody Febo & Dobrzański".
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* [http://imdb.com/title/tt0233127/awards Awards for "Yo soy Betty, la fea"]
* [http://imdb.com/Sections/Awards/TP_de_Oro_Spain/ "TP de Oro, Spain"]
* [http://imdb.com/title/tt0301263/ "Eco moda"]
* [http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.periodismo.com%2Fnews%2F100262591032920.shtml&langpair=es%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF8 Google translation of Spanish "Imitating Fashion, the Second Part of Betty the Ugly One, Began To film in Buenos Aires "]
*imdb title|id=0233127|name=Yo soy Betty, la fea
*en icon [http://www.zonalatina.com/Zldata185.htm The Phenomenon of "Yo soy Betty la Fea"] - Brief summary of the show; includes its ratings
*en icon [http://www.platypuscomix.net/hollywood/bettytoons.html Platypus Comix: article on the "Betty Toons" spinoff]
*en icon [http://voyager.commendo.com/video_ugly_betty_ferrera/ 'Video clips'] Ugly Betty, Betty La Fea - English, Spanish, Russian clips
*es icon [http://www.comunica.org/chasqui/ulchur71.htm La suerte de la inteligencia] - Analysis of the show's appeal.
*es icon [http://www.lafeamasbella.tv 'La fea más bella'] - Official website of the Mexican version of "Yo Soy Betty la Fea", which airs on
*es icon [http://www.todotnv.com/comentarios/archives/2006/06/yo_soy_betty_la.html 'Yo soy, Betty la fea'] Comments on Betty La Fea - Spanish
*es icon [http://www.yosoybea.telecinco.es Yo soy Bea] The Official website of the Spanish version-Spanish
*de icon ' [http://www.sat1.de/vib/ Verliebt in Berlin] ' on the German TV network
*ru icon [http://www.nekrasivyh.net/ 'Ne Rodis Krasivoy'] (Не родись красивой). Not born beautiful.) Official website of the Russian version of "Yo soy Betty la fea"
*nl icon [http://www.lotte.tv/ 'Lotte'] Official website of the Dutch version of "Yo soy Betty la fea"
*tr icon [http://www.sensizolmuyor.gen.tr.tc/ Official site of the Turkish version: Sensiz Olmuyor]
*es icon [http://www.anamaria-orozco.com Un-Official site of the actress Ana Ma. Orozco]
*en icon [http://ilovebettylafea.blogspot.com/ I ♥ Betty la Fea (Philippine Version) BlogSpot] - site has plenty of information about I Love Betty La Fea, plus international Betty news.
*pl icon [http://brzydula.plejada.pl/ BrzydUla] Official website of the Polish version of "Yo soy Betty, la fea"
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