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January 27th, 2007     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

My limited TV-watching schedule means I haven’t seen much of Ugly Betty, still, I was pretty moved when its lead actor America Ferrera won a Golden Globe for Best Actress.

Her teary speech about being a role model for young women was inspiring, especially since it is so rare to see a working-class, Mexican-American character in such a prominent role on TV, particularly a normal-looking, smart young woman whose father is an illegal immigrant! This open letter to Ferrera from Olivia Ortiz expresses admiration for the actor much more eloquently, so I’ll point you to it.

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