Everyone's fave bespectacled beauty, AMERICA FERRERA apprently feels more confident in her role in hit TV show UGLY BETTY than in her own skin.
The 23-year-old - who won an Emmy award last September for her role in the hit comedy - says portraying her small-screen alter ego allows her to cast off any insecurities she has about her looks.
She says, "I'm less self-conscious as Betty. When I walk down a red carpet, I never feel more self-conscious than in my own skin. When I get into Betty's skin, it all goes away.
"Once the braces go in, Betty comes to life. When I'm Betty, I never have to think about what my shirt is doing or if this is a good angle. There is an enormous amount of freedom as an actor to have all that lifted off your shoulders."
Wow, imagine what it must be like to feel like that all the time (does my bum look big in this email? - ed)