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Guess I'm the ugly duckling in this group.
Hadn't she resigned herself to being the ugly duckling years ago?
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 eventually gradually emerges as a beautiful woman by the series end, like the ugly duckling transforming into the swan.
Half soup, half stew, its " ugly duckling " looks hide the culinary swan beneath.