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.