Ruth Núñez, known to Spanish viewers for her portrayal of a Yugoslav student in teen soap, Compañeros, plays the heroine. In addition, the premiere episode doubled and in some cases nearly tripled its prior audience among all key demographics. Stefanía Gómez, Arua María en ‘Betty’. ABC would acquire the series under the title Ugly Betty, and initially slated the program for broadcasting in summer of 2006 as a daily series, but its success led to ABC slating it as a weekly series. Júlio César Herrera as Freddy Stewart Contreras; messenger, infatuated Aura Maria. Betty first makes Armando believe she is losing feelings for him and falling in love with her childhood friend Nicholas. Adriana Franco as Julia Solano Galindo de Pinzón, Betty's mother. Ugly Betty, the U.S. adaptation of Betty La Fea, aired on ABC from 2006 to 2010. El amor no es como lo pintan concluded in 2001. Along the way, Eco Moda falls from Armando's incompetent schemes that cause the company to lose millions of dollars, therefore putting the company into financial ruin. Georgia's version of the Betty story began on 24 May 2010, about one month after the U.S.A.'s Ugly Betty ended. The story appeals to global audiences because it is centered around the life of an unattractive character rather than that of a typical attractive character.[3]. Quaglia and Orozco have two daughters, Lucrecia (b. The Spanish Version won a TP de Oro to "La mejor telenovela" in 2007. The novela premiered on 4 August 2009, and ended on 2 June 2010. She is to be the new president of Eco Moda until the company can be financially stable again. Although Betty appears to be dating Michel, who came to visit her from Cartagena, she is still in love with Armando but does not believe him at all when he confesses his feelings for her. Because Betty, his secretary (and economics wizard), is enamored with him, she helps Armando deceive the board of directors as he loses money and brings the company to ruin. (Love is not as it looks) (2000, Azteca 13, Mexico): Vanessa Acosta as Alicia "Licha" Ramírez Campos. Mega Channel in Greece is airing its own version titled Maria, i Aschimi (Μαρία, Η Άσχημη – Maria, The Ugly One) Armando is sure that Betty could never be so devious, but after hearing rumors about the supposedly relationship between Betty and Nicolas, he begins to worry that they will stay with the company and all its fortune. A few days later she is taken back to the hair stylist to have her unibrow and stache waxed out and she is fixed with make up. Stefanía Gomez as Aura María Fuentes; recepcionist, cartel member. While he notices her "ugliness", he likes the idea that she is well-educated in economics. It was also aired in Lebanon on the Lebanese MTV network from 2009 to 2010. I hate her! He is engaged to Marcela Valencia (because he needs her vote to be president). Jorge Herrera as Hermes Pinzón Galarza; Betty's father. The hour-long program was developed by Silvio Horta and co-produced by Salma Hayek and Ben Silverman. A heart broken Betty is then discovered by Beauty Queen Cecilia Bolocco (as herself), and tries to care for her. In 2006, the Dutch TV network Talpa began airing Lotte, starring Nyncke Beekhuyzen as the main character and Lars Oostveen as Vico Maesland. She exposes the truth of the secret business plan to his family at the meeting by presenting the real balance sheet and not the fake one. 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. He would sell the company and save whatever is left of it, therefore causing hundreds of people to be unemployed. Martha Isabel Bolaños as Jenny García; Efraín's lover. Hurt and heartbroken, Betty immediately takes a job as the assistant to a fashion icon who is in charge of the Miss Colombia Pageant. It was named as the final season of Chounu Wudi.[12]. The show has received some criticism via 3,300 comments on Baidu and newspaper articles stating the actress who plays Wudi isn't ugly enough, despite gaining weight and exhibiting glasses, braces and tan skin which is considered unattractive in China. Without Alexandra Neldel, however, the show lost much of its original appeal and dwindling ratings led to its cancellation in 2007. Veerle Baetens won in her category and also won the award as 'Most popular TV personality'. [11] The show has also been used as a way to launch Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty in China. (Ugly Kate) (2008, TV Prima, Czech Republic): Kateřina Janečková as Kateřina Bertoldová. The series debuted on 3 March 2008 and it airs Mondays and Wednesdays at prime time. In this version, Beatriz Pérez Pinzón (Núñez) is an unattractive 26-year-old economist whose looks aren't important to her. She is devastated at how Armando could be so cruel and play with her feelings, but first decides to resign from Eco-Moda, but after a lot of thinking, she decides to play along with Armando's game. A few weeks later it was announced that the show would be renewed for a second season, but without Neldel and Künzler. The Mexican Televisa television network, produced its version La Fea Más Bella ("The Prettiest Ugly"), which debuted on 23 January 2006 and ended on 25 February 2007. The program began broadcasting on 28 September 2008 and will be divided into five seasons of 80 half-hour chapters. She works as a secretary for Danai (Wasin "Ko" Atsawanaruenat), who is a young playboy and the son of CEO of POSH Inc., a high-end cosmetics company and Ngamkhae (Nicole Theriault). Armando is desperate to find Betty, but cannot. However, Betty reveals that Terra Moda was only set up to prevent Eco Moda from going bankrupt and that she is handing back full ownership to the stockholders. Luces Velásquez as Bertha Muñoz de González; secretary, glutton, member of the cartel. Alberto León Jaramillo as Saúl Gutiérrez; Director of Human Resources, cad. Verliebt in Berlin has also been broadcast in dubbed versions in Hungary (as Lisa csak egy van) and France (as Le destin de Lisa). (There's No One Like Jassi) (2003, SET, India): Mona Singh as Jasmeet Walia. Saúl Santa as Efraín Rodríguez, "El Cheque," Sofia's ex-husband. (The Most Beautiful Ugly Woman) (2006–2007, Televisa, Mexico): Angélica Vale as Leticia Padilla Solis. A story of Pet (Thai: เป็ด; meaning 'Duck') (Pratchayanan "Babymind" Suwanmani), a young girl who looks ugly but is very capable.