America Ferrera for Cosmo For Latinas

Oct 3, 2012

The Fall/Winter issue of Cosmo For Latinas is available on newsstands and it features America Ferrera, the Hondurian-American actress that is famous for embracing her natural curves as well as for her talent onscreen. In this issue she talks about being raised as a Latina and being confident in your skin. Below are some bits from her interview. To get the whole interview, be sure to pick up an issue of Cosmo For Latinas!

On knowing the role of Betty on Ugly Betty was meant for her from the very beginning: “Anytime I walk into something apologetic or wondering if I’m good enough, I never get it. There’s a certain lack of ownership that people can detect. When I walk in and own it, that’s when I usually get it.”

On her daily struggle in an industry that breeds insecurity: “More often than not, I hate photos shoots and I hate being on the red carpet. I don’t think I’m very well equipped for the scrutiny or the pressure to be perfect, and I don’t think anyone really is.” She continues, “People are saying ‘We love you and love what you do,’ and you’re sitting there thinking, ‘I’m not skinny enough or pretty enough.’ It’s taken a lot of work to get over that.”

On her determination to inspire young woman to learn from her past mistakes: “How much time have I wasted on diets and what I look like? Take your time and your talent and figure out what you have to contribute to this world and get over what the hell your butt looks like in those jeans!”

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