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UK Teen's 'Cool Vision' Hailed By US TV Stars After Creating Ugly Betty Characters In Crochet

Wednesday 7 October 2020


From UK newspaper the Eastern Daily Press:


Ellen Siegert
Ellen Siegert's crochet figures of the Ugly Betty cast
have been ordered by two of the stars including
Becki Newton who is having a full set.
(Picture: Jane Siegert)

Teen’s ‘cool vision’ hailed by US TV stars after creating Ugly Betty characters in crochet

By Liz Coates
24 September 2020
© 2020 Archant Community Media Ltd.

A teenager is having to manage a bulging order book after her crocheted figures created a buzz with celebrities in the US.

Ellen Siegert created the characters from her favourite TV series Ugly Betty and was stunned when one of the stars of the show ordered a full set.

The 16-year-old from Hopton suffers with chronic fatigue syndrome and took up crochet around a year ago, which she found therapeutic.

During lockdown - having rewatched the series - she decided to create the main characters posting the finished doppelgangers on Instagram and tagging in their real-life counterparts.

She immediately received applause for her talents from cast member Becki Newton, who plays Amanda, who said she was instantly struck by how Ellen had captured the spirit of the characters.


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