'Ugly Betty''s America Ferrera goes glam for a CosmoGIRL photo shoot, where the star talks about being a role model. America on her work: "I just try to make myself proud, being able to go to sleep and say, 'I'm proud of doing that' and not be ashamed. I kind of take it this way: If my mom can't be there while I'm doing it, then I probably shouldn't be doing it on camera. That's generally the rule." America on doing a magazine shoot: "I think that it's a great message, because I think that what the magazine tries [to do] is to create images and to try to make celebrities and people who seem like they're far off and in a distant land ... seem more human [and] more reachable." America on glamming it up: "It's a nice break from work, and I get to dress up and look all pretty as opposed to [getting] 'Betty-fied.' It takes me just as long to do either one. So this isn't the real version of me either, just as neither is Betty." America on feeling beautiful: "I actually feel so beautiful when I'm playing Betty. I really do. She has such a light and such a confidence that just comes out of her, and having to be in that character 15 hours a day ... I find that I'm a happier person because I have to be who she is most of the time." America on what she hopes audiences will take home from her hit show: "I think that you can't change reality, but you can change the way that you see other people. I think that it's not a lesson that we can teach other people, it's a lesson we have to teach ourselves."