Angélica Vale gained fame in the telenovela La fea más bella, one of the Spanish Language precursors to the ABC show Ugly Betty.
She's now appearing in ads for Lactaid milk.
As the press release says:
“Like the majority of Hispanics, I am lactose intolerant and used to avoid dairy because I did not want the stomach discomfort that followed,” said Vale. “Over the years, I realized that avoiding dairy can put me at risk for osteoporosis. Products like LACTAID® Milk and LACTAID® Fast Act Dietary Supplements help me manage my lactose intolerance without eliminating dairy from my diet, putting my mind at ease about my bone health now and in the future. I also love that I can still enjoy my favorite foods with family and friends.”
The reminder is an important one, since nearly 60% of Hispanic women in the U.S. over age 50 have either low bone mass or osteoporosis where bones become increasingly brittle and painful, they say, quoting the National Osteoporosis Foundation. And, according to the National Institutes of Health, Hispanic women consume less calcium than the recommended daily amount across all age groups. As a result, these women run a higher risk of nutrient deficiencies that may affect bone health and lead to related conditions, like osteoporosis, later in life.