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Vanessa Minnillo Plays a Real Life Ugly Betty

Vanessa Minnillo

Vanessa Minnillo is one of the most successful American television personality’s on TV. Much of her success comes from the fact that she’s not only a great host, but she’s a delight to look at as well. I’m sure we all agree right? Vanessa has always been a champ when it comes to beauty, in 1998 she won the coveted Miss Teen USA Crown.

ET decided to place Vanessa undercover in a fat suit, braces and special effects makeup to see how “ugly” people were treated differently from “pretty” ones. The transformation turned her into a real-life Ugly Betty. The seven-part series, will place her on the streets of New York City, where hidden cameras will document the public’s reaction to the the “blonde bombshell Vanessa” and the “chubby girl-next-door Vanessa.”

She couldn’t believe the reactions she got from the public just for being overweight. While walking down the steps of a NYC subway in the ugly suit, a girl remarked “Who mugged your ‘do?” “I can’t do it, that girl was so mean,” Vanessa says. “It’s almost like an accepted form of discrimination because she can laugh at me, and that hurts.”

To find out more of Vanessa’s Ugly Betty Experience, check out ET Online.

  • heartofjosh

    The ugly version of Vanessa isn’t really ugly, she’s just fat. I guess fat people on the norm are considered ugly.

    Props to Vanessa for doing this.

  • rbx6jm7man

    but i seriously do wonder if this will make any lasting difference on her and other’s perspective of the overweight. in other words, will this experience be a mere afterthought or an event that genuinely changes the actions of people for the better?

  • jan

    It’s easy for her since she gets to take off the ugly suit at the end of the day.

  • heartofjosh

    Check out the videos at ETonline. It looks like she got pretty emotional when putting on the fat suit. I guess she didn’t always feel she was pretty growing up.

  • djmikey

    Does anyone else think normal Vanessa looks better than blonde Vanessa? They could’ve just left her alone for the pretty part. I guess they had to make her blonde so people wouldn’t recognize her???

  • rbx6jm7man

    i second djmikey. some people just don’t look as good with the blonde hair.

  • GameDudeX

    It’s all true. If you’re good looking, your life is pretty easy. If you’re not, then welcome to hell!

  • David

    People discriminate the physical appearance of any person who is not considered the “norm”, not truly judging for who they really are. Unbelievable.

  • haz

    i agreed with GameDudeX, this is why we see only hot babes pics on this site

  • glimmerish

    They seriously did a job on her with all that special effects makeup! They probably added about 40lbs. I bet she’s scared out of her pants to ever get fat now. :p

  • madray

    Not digging the gold hair either, but can you imagine if you saw ugly Vanessa and passed up the chance to talk to her???? I bet if any guy gave her the time of day they might have melted her heart for not caring about looks!!!

  • glimmerish

    I wonder what would’ve happened if she ran into her boyfriend Nick? Would he brush her off too? Imagine the stir that would cause on TV!

  • Lenka

    But who is to blame?

  • vm3z9

    “ugly” Vanessa actually doesn’t look that bad compared what people’s norm of ugly should be.

  • Dexter Kanuto

    People are addicted to Vanity. Society thinks being thin is the greatest body form ever.

  • Daisho

    people will never change is just the way it is no matter how many programs lik this will be made it will still stay the same and that’s a fact. it’s shame though :-/