"I don't look like your typical glamorous Hollywood Star." saids Ferrera of Ugly Betty. "It was hard for me to get in the right doors." People in Hollywood judge what you are capable of doing [based on your looks].
Not fitting in during high school helped her develop a thick skin.
"I didn't conform" she says. "But I think the truth is whatever you're wearing on the outside doesn't change the fact that most people - even the beautiful girls - feel the same doubts, fears and insecurities on the inside."