Ferrera Pleased Ugly Betty Stars "Normal" Woman
America Ferrera hopes her role as a frumpy secretary in hit US TV show
Ugly Betty helps young women become confident with their body image.
Ferrera, who plays a New York City girl who manages to get a job in a
body fascist fashion company in the program, thinks it's about time a
popular show starred a woman of an average weight.
The 22-year-old says, "To me, Betty is an opportunity to represent
a generation of young women who don't recognize themselves on anything
they are watching.
"The whole issue of body image and weight exists for everybody in
I'm not a model, I'm a normal human being.
"I have days when I feel like I'm queen of the universe, then
others when I feel as though I just want to crawl back into bed because I