Not only America Ferrera is an actress, but also a leader for the Latina and is one of the influential Hispanics as well. The "Ugly Betty" star has been honored with the Latina Leader award by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute for her contribution to the Latina community.
Ferrera received the honor at a ceremony held at the Washington Convention Center on Tuesday October 2nd. In her acceptance speech, the actress promised to continue to use her fame for the betterment of the "wider community", emphasising that she doesn't take her success for granted.
In other Ferrera news, she has also included on Hispanic Business Magazine's 2007 list of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics.
Ferrera won an Emmy and a Golden Globe award for Best Actress in a Comedy earlier this year, thanks to her portrayal of Betty Suarez on the ABC television comedy-drama series "Ugly Betty."