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Betty en NY is a 2019 telenovela based on the popular Yo soy Betty, la fea.

The series revolves a young woman named Beatriz "Betty" Aurora Rincón Lozano who moves to New York. For six months she's been trying to get a job, but she's always rejected due to her unattractive looks. One day, she finally gets a job at the fashion company V&M Fashion, where she becomes the secretary of the company president. Though it's below her capabilities and she gets ridiculed often for her appearance, Betty persists at her job.

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Betty en NY provides examples of:

  • Adaptation Name Change: Betty's name is given as Beatriz "Betty" Aurora Rincón Lozano. This is based on the original Colombian version, where Betty's name is Beatriz "Betty" Aurora Pinzón Solano.
  • Bilingual Dialogue: Most of the show is in Spanish but it also has a large amount of subtitled English due to it taking place in New York.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Betty en NY is an American production that is in Spanish. This explains why the characters live in NYC.
  • Race Lift: Betty is Mexican-American, but the telenovela is mostly based on the original Colombian version of the franchise (not its Mexican counterpart La Fea Más Bella).

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