America Ferrera Named Hispanic Woman Of The Year
First Published: October 4, 2007 7:51 PM EDT Credit: Associated Press
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The accolades keep coming for America Ferrera.
The Emmy-winning star of “Ugly Betty” is now the Hispanic Woman of the Year, the Hollywood Reporter and Billboard announced Thursday.
The publications will honor Ferrera and the 25 most powerful Hispanic women in film, television and music at their inaugural Hispanic Women in Entertainment breakfast at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Tuesday.
Ferrera “is a leader for all women, but especially those in the Hispanic community,” publisher John Kilcullen said in a statement.
He said the 23-year-old actress is “dedicated to advancing the position of Hispanics in television and film.”
“It’s an honor to be in such esteemed company,” Ferrera said in a statement. “And it’s a thrill to see talented women recognized for their work behind the camera.”
Ferrera has won Golden Globe, Emmy and Screen Actors Guild awards for her portrayal of Betty Suarez on the ABC show.
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