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India inspires America Ferrera

Ugly Betty star America Ferrera inspired by India to visit her parents’ birthplace in Honduras for the first time.

hollywood Updated: Sep 21, 2012 00:39 IST

Ugly Betty star America Ferrera says she was so moved by the experience of filming the documentary, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide — which investigates childhood prostitution in India — that it inspired her to visit her parents’ birthplace in Honduras for the first time.

“I was born in the US and I had never been to my home in Honduras. I (just) went with the One Campaign. I asked them to shine a light on the women and girls there,” she says.