Pop Culture: America Ferrera's Makeover

America Ferrera's Makeover on Ugly Betty, Loses Braces
Braces be gone! The fourth and final season of Ugly Betty saw America Ferrera’s beloved character Betty Suarez finally lose the orthodontics and step up her style as part of her promotion to associate features editor at Mode magazine. Ferrera’s glamsformation included shaped brows, understated makeup and smoother locks.” But series creator Silvio Horta didn’t want to completely shock viewers, so he made Betty’s transformation an over-time progression. Betty kept her oversize initial necklace, vibrant ensembles and signature charm. Ferrera had help with her transition from Sex and The City designer Patricia Field, who helped maintain the boldness of Betty’s style.

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Miranda Noland, Senior Photo Editor, Digital

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.