My favorite Telenovela is back! Would you believe the woman in the picture above and the picture of the woman below are the same person?! They are! This is the original Ugly Betty aka Betty La Fea from Columbia. Ever since it came out, people have tried to copy it, and even though most new versions have been well received, none of them compare to this original version.
This is a comedy, and most of it made me laugh so hard that I almost peed in my pants, but Betty's transformation was my favorite part of this story. Betty used to cover up being ugly by making fun of herself. How do you cover up your own insecurities? The one thing that most women don't realize is that beauty is an option. Some women go about being ugly all of their lives because they have been hurt, because no one has taught them any different, or because they decide that age permits them to be ugly. Betty changes her style and she gets rid of the excess facial hair, but she knows that all of that is not enough to transform her into the beautiful person she wants to be... She works from the inside out, focusing on forgiveness of others, forgiveness of self, and in getting rid of the bad energies that keep us stagnant.
I wish this story was on DVD, because watching this Telenovela is how I learned Spanish, so it holds a special place in my heart.
Maybe I should have been a movie critic; huh? LOL...
Deeply apologetic for being away so long... I have been having big computer problems, but I'm happy to finally be able to get into my blog...
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