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Ugly Betty Remake ‘Betty In New York’ Coming Soon To Telemundo

Telemundo’s latest telenovela Betty in
New York
, is the remake of the series, Ugly Betty which tells the
unconventional story of a young girl who stands up for who she is.
A girl who’s seen as an “ugly
duckling” who proves she’s beautiful, despite what others believe about
her physical appearance.
The series achieved international fame
with the American series starring America Ferrera.

It premieres on Monday, July 15 at 17h00
taking the time slot of My Perfect Family.
It all started in South America, seven
years before Ugly Betty, with the Colombian telenovela Yo soy Betty, la fea,
translated as: “I am Betty, the Ugly one.”
It aired between 1999 and 2001 and is
credited as being the first telenovela to be remade internationally.
Countries that have made their own
versions include Germany, Greece, Thailand, China, Vietnam and Belgium, with
many of them changing Betty’s name e.g. she’s called Maria in the Greek
version, Sara in the Flemish one and Pet in the Thai version.
Telemundo’s new version Betty en NY was filmed in late 2018 and
stars TV newcomer Elyfer Torres as Beatriz “Betty” Aurora Rincón. The
action is set at the V&M Fashion Company where Betty lands a job after
months of being rejected because of her physical appearance.
Betty is a bright spark with university
degrees but these don’t count for her in a world where image is most important
so she’s forced into taking a job that’s beneath her capabilities.
She becomes secretary to V&M’s
president and her adventures, misadventure’s and battle against her judgemental
colleagues and the system begins from there.

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