Hey Girl Powerettes,
One of the best things about holidays is all that spare time! You know, the freedom to do whatever you like, whenever you like. So I’m happy to say that the last few weeks have been spent doing exactly that- reading, swimming and watching one of my favourite TV series on DVD; Ugly Betty!
In case you haven’t watched it, (which you really should do, straight away), Ugly Betty is all about smart and kind-hearted Betty Suarez, who lands a job at fashion magazine, Mode. Only problem is that Betty has some seriously bad dress sense, and her nasty co-workers are determined to bring Betty down. However, through hard work and determination Betty manages to keep her job and even get a promotion! How does she do it though?
Here are my top 3 lessons to learn from the wonderful Betty SuarezZ!
1. Put On Your Poker Face
Betty’s finds herself in sticky situations all the time! When she’s given her first writing assignment for Mode, Betty panics and nearly cracks. But instead of letting her fear show, Betty smiles and looks confident. Betty’s throws herself into her assignment and ends up doing a fantastic job. So remember, when even when you’re not feeling 100% confident, fake it til you make it!
2. Just Do It!
It could be talking to your crush, or the teacher asking you a question in class you don’t know but all of a sudden your tummy’s full of butterflies and your hands are clammy and cold. You’re nervous and can’t seem to focus! Just remember that even when Betty’s scared and nervous (like on her first horrible day at Mode) she asks heaps of questions and takes on challenging tasks. Just remember, confidence is key!
3. The Beauty in Ugly
Betty lives in a world obsessed with looks. Both at Mode and for Betty’s sister Hilda and nephew Justin, beauty and fashion is everything. But Betty’s not interested; she’d rather be a good person and get ahead in her career than worry about looking perfect. Eventually, Betty’s sense of humour and personality wins over her co-workers and the fashion world as a whole. So remember, beauty really is on the inside!
What about you, do you have any TV role models? What great lessons have you learnt from your fave TV shows?