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America Ferrera is Hispanic Woman of the Year

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Tbdamericaferrera100807 America Ferrera has won Golden Globe, Emmy and Screen Actors Guild awards for her portrayal of Ugly Betty, but now she’s been named Hispanic Woman of the Year, according to the Hollywood Reporter and Billboard.

The publications will honor Ferrera and the 25 most powerful Hispanic women in film, television and music at their inaugural Hispanic Women in Entertainment breakfast at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Tuesday, the AP reports.

Ferrera “is a leader for all women, but especially those in the Hispanic community,” publisher John Kilcullen said in a statement. He said the 23-year-old actress is “dedicated to advancing the position of Hispanics in television and film.”

Says Ferrera: “It’s an honor to be in such esteemed company, and it’s a thrill to see talented women recognized for their work behind the camera.”

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:23am]

    

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