Ripa, a former cheerleader, was urged to pursue an acting career by her manager, Cathy Parker, after a performance in her high school senior play, The Ugly Duckling.
She's All That: When ugly duckling Laney is the subject of a bet between popular Zach and his friends, high school happens at rapid speed.
Three average pets, Linny the Guinea Pig, Ming-Ming Duckling, and Turtle Tuck, travel around the world helping animals in trouble.
Despite her "ugly duckling" status, Longoria went on to be crowned Miss Corpus Christi 1998 while she was attending college.
She eventually gradually emerges as a beautiful woman by the series end, like the ugly duckling transforming into the swan.
She is the youngest of four sisters, and has often said that she was considered the "ugly duckling" among her siblings.
Hadn't she resigned herself to being the ugly duckling years ago?
Guess I'm the ugly duckling in this group.
A duckling only a few hours old if placed in water swims with orderly strokes.