PHOTO GALLERY: America Ferrera—Hot Dog!

No, the slumping economy hasn’t forced Ugly Betty star America Ferrera to take a second job as an Oscar Meyer pitchwoman; the 25-year-old actress was merely wearing a hot-dog outfit in midtown Manhattan on Tuesday to film an episode of her hit series.

No word on why, exactly, the plot of this particular episode calls for her to wear a hot-dog outfit. Maybe, after Paula Abdul’s guest appearance fell through, the producers realized that they had to do something to fill the weirdness vacuum left by her absence.

Check out the pics and let us know in the comments section: Would America Ferrera taste better with ketchup or mustard?