On 13 February 2008, the nominees of the Flemish TV-stars were announced. Verliebt in Berlin has also been broadcast in dubbed versions in Hungary (as Lisa csak egy van) and France (as Le destin de Lisa). America Ferrera played the title role. The second season diverged even farther from the story lines of Ugly Betty than the first season had, but many details within various episodes were directly or loosely based on details from second, third, and fourth season episodes of Ugly Betty. Other reported cast members include established actors such as Robert Kurbaša, Edvin Livarić, Bojana Ordinačev, Petar Ćiritović, Andrija Milošević, Kristina Krepela and Sloboda Mićalović. Ugly Betty, the U.S. adaptation of Betty La Fea, aired on ABC from 2006 to 2010. The first episode was a pretty faithful remake of the pilot episode for Ugly Betty, with only minor changes, making this the first series to be adapted directly from the American Ugly Betty and not the Colombian Yo soy Betty, la fea. [11] The show has also been used as a way to launch Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty in China. Foto: Instagram @stefigomez11. After a few days of torment, tears, and fist fights (Nicholas and Armando), Betty realizes she is only making her pain worse by playing along with the game and decides to end it. Diego Cadavid as Román, street rat, antagonist. Stefanía Gómez, Arua María en ‘Betty’. She is thrilled to hear Armando say something like, "You are the woman that I need". The hour-long program was developed by Silvio Horta and co-produced by Salma Hayek and Ben Silverman. When Marcela hears about this, she decides to swallow her pride and resentment and tells Betty the truth about everything that happened when she left for Cartagena, when she talked to Margarita (Armando's mother), and convinced her to not support Daniel as the new president, for fear of liquidating the company. She sends her résumé to Eco Moda without a photograph, thus securing an interview. César Mora as Antonio Sánchez; Betty's lawyer. 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. The American production was broadcast on ABC in the United States from 28 September 2006 to 14 April 2010. Some scenes from the first episode were filmed in Buenos Aires and some scenes for the opening sequence were filmed in Miami, Florida. She spent Eco Moda's money in facial surgery!"). Sara was broadcast daily (except weekends) at 6:25 pm. Finally, it began on 1 January 2007 at 21:00 and although it was scheduled to move at 18:15 two weeks later, due to its high ratings (± 45% according to Agb Hellas and more than 2 million viewers) finally remained in the prime-time slot of the channel. Marcela Posada as Sandra Patiño; secretary, member of the cartel. It seems that Betty has shed her ugliness overnight and looks quite beautiful. Turkey's "Sensiz Olmuyor" (Won't Work Without You) told the story of Gönül and Arda on two separate TV networks, with each channel showing thirteen episodes. Saúl Santa as Efraín Rodríguez, "El Cheque," Sofia's ex-husband. Júlio César Herrera as Freddy Stewart Contreras; messenger, infatuated Aura Maria. Marcela cancels the wedding and breaks up with Armando. (Love is not as it looks) (2000, Azteca 13, Mexico): Vanessa Acosta as Alicia "Licha" Ramírez Campos. [2], Ana María Orozco made her television debut as a child alongside her father, Luis Fernando Orozco in La envidia (1973), but her career began in earnest a decade later with the series Pequeños Gigantes (1983). Alberto León Jaramillo as Saúl Gutiérrez; Director of Human Resources, cad. Betty, la fea is one of the world's most acclaimed and popular television shows and is considered the most famous Latin telenovela in history. 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. Everyone, including his family, disowns him. starring Aggeliki Daliani and Anthimos Ananiadis . One of her most memorable performances was as a secretary (Verônica Murillo) in Perro Amor (1998). Stefanía Gomez as Aura María Fuentes; recepcionist, cartel member. The show was first broadcast on 25 September 2007 by VTM, a Flemish commercial TV-station. 1979) and Juliana. The Flemish adaptation is called Sara, starring Veerle Baetens as Sara De Roose. Patrick Delmas as Michell Doinel; Betty's love interest. American comedy-drama hit Ugly Betty and Mexican series La fea más bella are both based on the Colombian soap opera. Armando Mendoza, who is Eco Moda's new president, is the handsome and stupid (though supposedly educated) son of the company's retiring co-founder Roberto Mendoza. In this version, they are working for an advertising agency. Alexis is the most coveted bachelor in Athens, but he has recently gotten engaged to Markella, who tries to get him to choose her best friend, Lilian, to be his secretary and to keep an eye on him. Gogrichiani was absent from the season's first four episodes and it was rumored online that he may be leaving the series altogether. In turn, Armando starts seeing past the "ugliness" and looks at the beautiful person that Betty is inside. While he notices her "ugliness", he likes the idea that she is well-educated in economics. The Spanish version title (which translates to "I am Bea") is a pun, with "Bea" sounding like both fea ("ugly") and bella ("beautiful"), and being the short version of the protagonist name, Beatriz. This adaptation was originally supposed to start airing on 1 November 2006, but within two weeks of that date the show was removed from Mega Channel's schedule. 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After a long audition, newcomer Lana Gojak has been cast in the role of Nina (Betty). The original Colombian version of the show has been dubbed or subbed then broadcast in India, Lithuania, Indonesia, Poland (Brzydula), Bulgaria, Romania (Betty cea urâtă), Malaysia, Hungary (Betty, a csúnya lány), Czech Republic (Ošklivka Betty), Italy (Betty la cozza), Switzerland, Georgia (უშნო ბეტი), Japan – under the title Betty, Ai to uragiri no hishojitsu ("Betty, The Secretarial Office of Love and Betrayal ", ベティ愛と裏切りの秘書室)[6]–, Turkey, Philippines and China. Quaglia and Orozco have two daughters, Lucrecia (b. The third is the stabilization of Eco Moda under Betty's presidency ending with the marriage of Betty and Armando with the birth of their baby. [7] The hour-long program aired Fridays at 9:00 pm (Eastern time);[8] the first episode was broadcast 28 September 2006. [2], The phenomenal success of Betty la fea accounts for numerous adaptations and airings around the world. As the weeks pass by, Betty falls more in love with Armando. Pilar Uribe as María Beatriz Valencia; Marcela's sister. Adriana Franco as Julia Solano Galindo de Pinzón, Betty's mother. Orozco is the daughter of actor Luis Fernando Orozco and radio announcer Carmenza Aristizábal. The second ran from 8 October 2010 through 31 December 2010, and consisted of 13 episodes. This adaptation is one of the most faithful remakes of the Colombian original so far, with episodes being recreated practically scene for scene, with only minor adjustments to account for cultural differences. Danai is the new CEO but things are not as they seem, because Danai has competition from the managing director Alisa "Alice" Phalakon (Sonia Couling) and the Phalakon family who holds shares of his company, Pet also has problems resulting from Danai's previous secretary, a young and beautiful woman. Former beauty queen and actress Ruffa Gutierrez, plays the role of Daniela, the female version of Daniel from the original series. Although she's very well educated, she gets only a secretary job at the magazine "Bulevar 21". Sara works for 'Presence', where she falls in love with her boss Simon Van Wyck (Gert Winckelmans). The Spanish Version won a TP de Oro to "La mejor telenovela" in 2007. The third season began on 11 February 2011 without the show's leading man, Tornike Gogrichiani, who played Tamuna's boss, Nika Kekelidze. He is engaged to Marcela Valencia (because he needs her vote to be president). Although Verliebt in Berlin continued with new featured characters and original storylines, it is still credited as "based on Yo Soy Betty La Fea". But Armando never recovers his leadership role over Eco Moda. Since Eco Moda is a fashion company that is primarily concerned with image and beauty, Patricia is seated in the lobby while Betty is seated in a large storage closet located in Armando's office, to not be shown to the public. In April 1999, Orozco married actor Julian Arango, but the marriage lasted only 10 months. Later the cast went on tour to meet fans throughout the continent. When Armando receives a call from Mario, and he retrieves the gift bag, it is confirmed that the deception is indeed not a joke, and Betty wails silently in agony. They both stay and run the company together and after a few months, the two eventually marry. First she convinces Betty to accept an advance on her salary so that she can buy clothes that complement her figure better. Yo soy Betty, la fea (transl. In February 2005, the German TV network, SAT 1, began airing a version called Verliebt in Berlin (The title is a word-play and can mean either In Love in Berlin or In Love with Berlin), starring local soap opera star Alexandra Neldel as Lisa Plenske and Swiss actor Mathis Künzler as David. 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. The structure is much like a classical symphony in three movements. Paula Peña as Sofía de Rodríguez; secretary, cartel member. 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. Poland's adaptation of the Betty story, BrzydUla (play on words: Brzydula means ugly girl but Ula is a reference to main character's name), premiered on 6 October 2008 on the TVN network. In addition, the premiere episode doubled and in some cases nearly tripled its prior audience among all key demographics. Once the company is back in Armando's hands, he will break up with Betty and fire her. Celmira Luzardo as Catalina Ángel, Betty's "fairy godmother". The story was adapted by scribe Gisele Joras and the series was directed by Edson Spinello. After Cecilia leaves, Betty begins to have hope that the deception is nothing more than a joke after remembering the wonderful moments that she had with Armando. [3] She is best known to fans around the world as the original Betty from the popular Colombian telenovela Yo soy Betty, la fea (I am Betty, the ugly) and its spinoff Eco moda. The extensive cast included Ana Roberta Gualda, André Mattos, André Segatti, Angela Leal, Aracy Cardoso, Bemvindo Sequeira, Bia Montez, Bruno Ferrari, Bárbara Borges, Carla Regina, Cláudio Gabriel, Daniel Erthal, Denise Del Vecchio, Esther Góes, Gabriela Moreira, Henri Pagnocelli, Ildi Silva, Iran Malfitano, Jonas Bloch, João Camargo, Laila Zaid, Luiza Thomé, Marcela Barrozo, Natália Guimarães, Pérola Faria, Raul Gazolla, Simone Spoladore, Sérgio Hondjakoff, Sérgio Menezes, Sílvia Pfeifer, and Thierry Figueira, with guest appearances by Babi Xavier, Gracyanne Barbosa, Rogério Fróes, Sérgio Mallandro, and Viviane Araújo. With 60 years of career, her most famous performance was probably in Fernando Gaitán 's successful soap opera, Yo soy Betty, la fea. The series was produced by Record in partnership with Mexico's Televisa, which produced La Fea más bella. He convinces Armando to make her fall in love with him for security. After insisting on helping her, Betty opens up and the two of them have a heart to heart conversation. Kepa Amuchastegui as Roberto Mendoza; Armando's father, founder of the company. In 2005, STS broadcasting in Russia created a version of the show called Ne Rodis' Krasivoy starring Nelly Uvarova in the title role of Katya. He tries to confess his now true feelings for her, but she refuses to listen. She is also the older sister of actress Verónica Orozco (b. Catalina "accidentally" breaks her nerdy glasses and the new pair is much more suited to her face. Out of loyalty, and love, to Armando, she helps him launch a new business in her name, which can lend money to Eco Moda and then put an embargo on the company to prevent its creditors from foreclosing it and seizing it if Eco Moda fails. Armando is in search of a new secretary and interviews both Betty and Marcela's best friend, named Patricia Fernández, for the same position. Thinking that Betty is still spending the company's money after purchasing a Mercedes-Benz (which is the luxury car like the one Patricia had, before it was repossessed and towed away from Patricia), and for the fancy restaurants. Maria exudes intelligence, humor, and kindness, but what she is missing is conventional beauty. Not knowing how to react, Betty falls into a deep depression and silently cries in agony. The Indian version is not so much about beauty and ugliness, as about a simple middle class girl with strong family values being catapulted into the amoral world of high fashion upper society, although Jassi was made to appear ugly by having on thick rimmed glasses, braces and an unsightly hairstyle. Cadavid participated in over 45 television and theatre productions, making her debut at the age of ten in the play Doña Inés vuelve al convento. Marcela is an Eco Moda executive and daughter of the deceased co-founder, Julio Valencia. Beatriz Aurora Pinzón Solano, (Betty), is an ugly but brilliant economist working as a secretary at a Colombian fashion empire, EcoModa. Sara had a weekly audience between 650,000 and 750,000 viewers. In the United States, the series aired on Univision, and in the Philippines it was broadcast on ABC 5, where it debuted on 24 April 2006 and concluded on 25 June 2007. [1], Born in Bogotá, Colombia. Betty, la Fea re-aired on Spanish-language U.S. network TeleFutura in January 2009. But his scheme is doomed for his faulty mathematics. The attorney realizes that Betty did not correctly turn over the business back to the stockholders, therefore Betty and Terra Moda are still the rightful owners of the company, thus preventing the bank from seizing control. [4], Sorpresivo amor de novela: "Betty la fea" consiguió un novio argentino, ANA MARIA OROZCO SERA UNA VISITA DISTINGUIDA, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ana_María_Orozco&oldid=990389799, Articles with Spanish-language sources (es), Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, International Female Personality of the Year, This page was last edited on 24 November 2020, at 05:51. This means that the presidential role would go to Daniel Valencia, another executive and stockholder, who is also Marcela's brother, and Betty and Armando's rude enemy. Catalina helps Betty come out of her shell and slowly helps Betty shed some of her ugliness. (Ugly Kate) (2008, TV Prima, Czech Republic): Kateřina Janečková as Kateřina Bertoldová. Mario is concerned that Betty plans to keep the company to herself after they suspect she is involved in a romantic relationship with her best friend (Nicolas Mora). But then gets a call from her father saying that she needs to return to finish some business with EcoModa. The show had 5 million viewers daily and was extended beyond its initial 250 episode run in early 2006. She decides to confide the whole truth to her new boss, Catalina Angel, who has also been her guardian angel and close friend throughout her hard times in Eco Moda. Cabe aclarar que Catalina Ángel fue sin duda el mayor ángel de la guarda que tuvo Betty la fea en la telenovela, Celmira Luzardo era el nombre de la actriz que le dio vida a este adorable personaje. In 2006, the Dutch TV network Talpa began airing Lotte, starring Nyncke Beekhuyzen as the main character and Lars Oostveen as Vico Maesland. Reluctantly, she returns home after finishing her work in Cartagena. Her role on Betty La Fea and the character's unattractive/ugly duckling trademark has inspired several international versions, including the Mexican serial La fea más bella and the critically acclaimed American smash hit Ugly Betty. In order to please Marcela, Armando decides to hire as his new secretaries both Betty, the ugly but brilliant economist, and the very attractive but air-headed Patricia. Spinoffs include an animated series called Betty Toons, featuring Betty as a child with her friends. After months of speculation, the Brazilian TV network Record officially announced on 22 May 2009 that Mexican-Brazilian actress Giselle Itié would portray Bela, the protagonist of the Brazilian version of Yo soy Betty, la Fea. The show ended in June 2008. Ana María Orozco Aristizábal (born July 4, 1973) is a Colombian movie, theatre and television actress who is notable for her portrayal as Betty in the telenovela Yo soy Betty, la fea. The focus shifted onto a male lead character named Bruno Plenske (Lisa's half-brother, played by Tim Sander). The final scene shows everyone staring at Betty and Armando's new-born daughter, who possibly resembles Betty when she was first born. Due to the success of re-runs aired in the United States, in June 2009, Yo soy Betty, la fea re-aired in Mexico on Canal de las Estrellas, later Azteca 7. She then makes photocopies of the letter, and asks the secretaries to return the gift bag as if it was never found. Betty, la Fea re-aired on Spanish-language U.S. network TeleFutura in January 2009. Michel offers Betty to move to Cartagena with her family to work for a chain of restaurants and start a new life once she finishes her job in EcoModa. This production also aired internationally on Citytv and Radio-Canada (as Chère Betty) in Canada, Channel 4 in the United Kingdom; 2007, RTÉ Two in Ireland, TV2 in New Zealand, Seven Network/7Two in Australia, TVB Pearl in Hong Kong, Nova Television in Bulgaria, 8TV in Malaysia, Studio 23 in the Philippines and STAR World in Asia (Southeast Asia, India, Philippines and Middle East feeds). Once the summer fashion line is released, Eco Moda will be secure in their finances, and Terra Moda can be dissolved. Filipina actress Bea Alonzo was chosen to play the title role of Betty Pengson and actor John Lloyd Cruz to play Armando Solis in the Philippine adaptation of the famous Colombian telenovela. Talú Quintero as Margarita Sáenz de Mendoza; Armando's mother. In the company, Bea will be against Cayetana (Mónica Estarreado), Álvaro's fiancée, and her friend Bárbara (Norma Ruiz), who is also Álvaro's secretary. 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]. (The Most Beautiful Ugly Woman) (2006–2007, Televisa, Mexico): Angélica Vale as Leticia Padilla Solis. 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. Despite criticisms, the debut episode was watched by 73 million viewers. The next day she takes Betty to a hair stylist and asks them to give her a more modern cut. The 4th season started on 20 February 2010. Without Alexandra Neldel, however, the show lost much of its original appeal and dwindling ratings led to its cancellation in 2007. She is unsure whether to take the offer at first, but later accepts it. Before she leaves, Armando confronts her, only to find out how much Betty was humiliated by his deception. Ruth Núñez, known to Spanish viewers for her portrayal of a Yugoslav student in teen soap, Compañeros, plays the heroine. The first season consisted of 10 episodes and concluded on 26 July 2010. The first is sonata-allegro, acted out with very fast velocity, with the irrational idiocy of Armando vs the calm rationality of Betty while she fantasizes romance with Armando in her mind. It is the first telenovela to have been remade worldwide and has been regarded as bringing the telenovela to new levels of success.[1]. Terra Moda prevents the banks from taking over Eco Moda, because Terra Moda forecloses on Eco Moda before the other creditors. 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. Betty's friends try convincing her to stay, truly believing that Armando has changed, but she refuses to stay and give him a chance. When the bag accidentally falls into her hands, the very curious Betty accidentally discovers the plan and learns of the deception. It has become Spain's top-rated daytime programme. The working title of the show is "Ne daj se, Nina" ( "Don't give up, Nina"). She's intelligent and kind, and one day, after having cared for her widower father for two years, she decides to look for a job. A heart broken Betty is then discovered by Beauty Queen Cecilia Bolocco (as herself), and tries to care for her. 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. Eco Moda's vice president (and Armando's best friend) Mario Calderon is the only other person at the company who knows about the business plan. In fact, she decides to leave earlier than planned in order to forget Armando forever, and by making the club of ugly women photocopy, then hand out a letter to every member of the Board Of Directors, about her resignation from Eco Moda. After searching unsuccessfully for a job to match her education and experience, she applies for a position as the secretary to the president of Eco Moda, a highly successful, trendy fashion manufacturer/retailer founded by two families, the Mendozas and the Valencias. In 2001, Yo soy Betty, la fea won the New York Latin ACE Award for the Best Scenic Program (Mejor programa escénico) and International Female Personality of the Year (Figura internacional femenina del año) to Ana María Orozco, and, also in 2002, the TP de Oro for Best Soap Opera (Mejor telenovela), and the INTE Award for Best Soap Opera and Actress of the Year (Actriz del año) to Ana María Orozco. She becomes the secretary of Álvaro Aguilar (Alejandro Tous), the company boss. Betty first makes Armando believe she is losing feelings for him and falling in love with her childhood friend Nicholas. [10] Some even suggested that the name of the show be changed to Pretty Wudi. It was also aired in Lebanon on the Lebanese MTV network from 2009 to 2010. 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. María Eugenía Arboleda as Mariana Valdéz; secretary, cartel member. Mega Channel in Greece is airing its own version titled Maria, i Aschimi (Μαρία, Η Άσχημη – Maria, The Ugly One) More than a dozen versions of the telenovela have been made in other countries due to the popularity of the plot. The success of Yo soy Betty, la fea led to its first sequel in 2002 with Univision's release of "Ecomoda". She is refused by Betty's sudden hate and envy for beautiful women. Veerle Baetens, who plays Sara, and Sandrine Andre, who plays Britt, were both nominated in the category Best Actor or Actress. Eight years after the telenovela's original run, the highly anticipated return of the original version of Yo Soy Betty, La Fea delivered impressive ratings for the network, attracting over one million viewers, more than half a million of which were adults aged 18–49. According to The New York Times, the original version itself become one of the world's most popular television shows. A story of Pet (Thai: เป็ด; meaning 'Duck') (Pratchayanan "Babymind" Suwanmani), a young girl who looks ugly but is very capable. The show has received a Golden Globe[4] and Peabody Award.[5]. The Vietnamese version of Yo soy Betty, fea premiered on 11 February 2008. This soap opera, Ugly Wudi (literally "The Ugly Without Rival" for the name Wudi means Non-Rival, unconquerable, unbeatable or matchless), is a co-production of Televisa México, China's Hunan Satellite TV, the independent producer Nesound, and the Colombian network RCN Television. She considers her appearance to be an obstacle in her search for employment, despite her collection of degrees, which are displayed proudly by her parents, Kaiti and Irakles. A couple of days before the budget meeting, Betty discovers a letter from Mario to Armando in a blue gift bag, describing details about the deception that is all disguised with chocolates and other things included in the bag. The business plan sets up a legal company named Terra Moda, legally owned by Betty. Eight years after the telenovela's original run, the highly anticipated return of the original version of Yo Soy Betty, La Fea delivered impressive ratings for the network, attracting over one million viewers, more than half a million of which were adults aged 18–49. In 2004, actress Salma Hayek's production company, Ventanarosa, in a joint venture with Reveille Productions and ABC Television Studio bought the rights to Betty la fea, converting it to an English-language seriocomedy series. He takes Mario's advice and starts to seduce Betty, even though he is disgusted by the idea. Since 2004, she has lived in Bogotá, Colombia. 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. 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.
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