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Shakira is stepping into actress Mode.
The sexy songstress has been tapped to play herself in an upcoming episode of Ugly Betty, ABC confirms.
A network rep tells us Shakira "will be shooting her scenes in New York, but they will [appear] in the Bahamas episode—which will most likely air in November."
In an interview with People, show runner Silvio Horta explains the inspiration behind the pop star's casting. "We had a very memorable moment in the third episode where Betty has a makeover that goes wrong and she struts down the street to 'Hips Don't Lie,' " says Horta. "She's an enormous Latina icon, as is Betty, and we thought it was a perfect fit."
Season four of Ugly Betty premieres Friday, Oct. 9 at 9 p.m. on ABC.