Bridging Bettys: Leticia Padilla Solis Meets Betty Suarez

The most popular television show of the past year in Mexico was a show called La Fea Mas Bella.


Mexican actors Angelica Vale and Jaime Camil star in La Fea Mas Bella.
(Source: esmas.com)

Though it’s already ended in Mexico, it’s still going strong here in the United States courtesy of Univision.

By now, most know the story of how this homely-girl-turned-beauty-and-lands-the-love-of-her-life has been a hit in any one of its incarnations in countries throughout South and Latin America.

A feel-good formula like this show is a no-brainer for anyone who wants a ratings success. So, it was probably just a matter of time that someone recognized the potential of such a show for the U.S. market.

Thanks to Salma Hayek and her business partners, they reincarnated the homely girl (known in most countries as Betty) and created the ABC hit Ugly Betty.


America Ferrera as Ugly Betty
(Source: ABC)

Now comes word that the Ugly one from south of the border is going to come face-to-face with Ugly Betty.

According to the storyline, Ugly Betty travels to Mexico to visit her relatives where she comes face to face with her Mexican counterpart.

It’s the first time, in the history of the Ugly Betty phenomena, that two Bettys have shared the small screen together.

It’s safe to say that Ugly Betty will probably score one of its highest ratings yet with that episode.

The audience of that episode should truly transcend ethnicities, nationalities and countries as fans of both shows come together to enjoy their favorite ugly girls.

If only real life were that beautiful!

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