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The show has been parodied and referenced in other television shows. In the October 7, 2006, episode of Saturday Night Live, cast member Fred Armisen spoofed the character of Betty by playing a look-alike named Fugly Betsy. Not to be outdone, a February 17, 2007, episode of MADtv has Nicole Parker playing Ellen DeGeneres interviewing an actress on her talk show who plays Ugly Betty, with Salma Hayek (played by LisaNova) always pointing out how ugly she is. The Ugly Betty actress (played by Crista Flanagan) claims it is only makeup and costume but is ignored. Crista later reprised her Betty role in the poorly reviewed parody film Meet the Spartans.[82]

When \"Ugly Betty\" premiered on ABC in 2006, it was a rarity \u2014 an English-language, US-based adaption of a famous telenovela, \"Yo soy Betty, la fea.\" Its success \u2014 four seasons and multiple awards \u2014 should have made the show a blueprint for more to come. But as star America Ferrera has mentioned, \"Ugly Betty\" stood alone and we were without the Latinx representation it brought with it for a long time after its cancelation in 2010. Still, for four glorious years, nerdy Latinas had a primetime heroine in Ferrera's Betty Suarez. She was a woman who refused to define her worth by the male gaze, who drew strength from her blended Latinx family, and whose determination and heart made her easy to root for. And root for her we did through professional and personal hijinks as she went through love interests, frenemies, and plots to take over the fictional Meade media empire and its fashion imprint, MODE.\nFerrera was backed up by a cast of stellar Latinx actors, playing her family and occasional coworkers. This centering of our experience, at home and at work, showed how our culture's propensity towards familismo really works \u2014 the good, the bad, and the ugly of it. Of course, it took one of our own to make that happen. Salma Hayek executive produced \"Ugly Betty,\" even holding a recurring role in the first season. The family portion of \"Ugly Betty\" also led to an important and early portrayal of what it means to be gay and Latino \u2014 thanks to Mark Indelicato's role as Betty's nephew Justin. Justin always popped in a show full of talents and his character served as a role model for the positive ways our families can support young queer men \u2014 a dynamic the show duplicated by airing the first time two same-sex minors kissed on network TV.\nWe're still rooting for the show's stars. America Ferrera has become a leading light in Latinx Hollywood, directing, producing, and acting in some of our favorite shows. Mark Indelicato recently returned to regular roles in TV and we can't take our eyes off him. And that's before we get to the rest of the Suarez family and MODE crew. So, join us in finding out where the cast of \"Ugly Betty\" is now!\n","id":48933640,"type":"gallery","photo_source":"Image Source: Everett Collection","permalink":"https:\/\/\/entertainment\/where-is-cast-ugly-betty-today-48933640","canonical":"https:\/\/\/entertainment\/where-is-cast-ugly-betty-today-48933640","share_text":"\u00bfY Ahora Where Is the Cast of \"Ugly Betty\" Today","use_tall_image":false,"omit_from_countdown":false,"caption_num":false,"slide_tags":"IdentityJuntos EntertainmentY AhoraRace And Culture","is_cover":true},"image":"https:\/\/\/files\/thumbor\/r_HloFwyVTfCpS_Abc7uMh4P99k\/fit-in\/1024x1024\/filters:format_auto-!!-:strip_icc-!!-\/2022\/09\/28\/887\/n\/1922283\/de1b75996334abe2899c95.96840356_TCDUGBE_EC27\/i\/America-Ferrera-as-Betty-Suarez.jpg","share_image":"https:\/\/\/files\/thumbor\/5vbA4upXY5n5o6u1WUZa0ZBRyZc\/fit-in\/2048xorig\/filters:format_auto-!!-:strip_icc-!!-\/2022\/09\/28\/887\/n\/1922283\/de1b75996334abe2899c95.96840356_TCDUGBE_EC27\/i\/America-Ferrera-as-Betty-Suarez.jpg","title":"America Ferrera as Betty Suarez","intro_text":false,"body":"America Ferrera ca


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