Betty Suarez (America Ferrera) is sweet, smart and hard-working…if a bit fashion-challenged. When a publishing mogul hands the reigns of Mode, the bible of the fashion industry, to his son Daniel (Eric Mabius), he specifically hires Betty as his son’s new assistant – mostly because she’s the only woman Daniel won’t sleep with. Daniel and Betty form an unlikely team, helping each other navigate the choppy waters of NYC’s fashion scene. As two very different cultures collide in this comedic drama, one thing is certain: believe in yourself regardless of the odds.
What’s next for Betty? Can she manage the romantic attentions of two sexy, intriguing but very different men, each hoping to win her heart? Not surprisingly, the chaos at Mode roils on, topped by power plays between Daniel, his transsexual sister Alexis (Rebecca Romijn) and the scheming Wilhelmina (Vanessa Williams), who’s determined to reign supreme. Betty’s home life is no picnic either, as she balances a grieving sister, a transformed nephew and illegal immigration involving her dad. That’s a lot for a girl to handle, and Betty must decide not just who she is, but who she wants to be.
Not surprisingly, there’s more in store for Betty and her friends at Mode. With the magazine’s future up in the air, a new roommate and the ever-changing carousel of office relationships spinning faster than ever, Betty's life is full of surprises. On top of it all, her move to the big city has her wondering whether she truly belongs in her new fast-paced world.
After years of hard work in the world of high fashion, Betty is finally getting what she deserves in her heartwarming and hilarious journey. Watch as television's favorite "ugly duckling" blossoms, both professionally and personally, yet never loses the unique spirit that makes her so special, and discover what is to become of all your favorite faces at Mode.
Earning multiple awards -- including Golden Globe® Awards for Best Television Series and Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series, and the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series -- in its very first season, Ugly Betty is a runaway hit with fans and critics. Full of fun and bursting with heart, you can’t help but fall for Ugly Betty!