Colombian native Sofia Vergara has been nominated twice for Emmys for her performance in ABC’s ‘Modern Family.’
It’s no secret, Sofia Vergara is very beautiful. The Colombian native was discovered on a beach at the age of 23 and quickly became a world-famous runway model and travel-show host.
But Vergara, who has a 20-year-old son and is a cancer survivor, is more than just a pretty face. After her big-screen debut in the 2002 film “Big Trouble,” the 39-year-old has proven her acting chops as Gloria in the hit television series “Modern Family,” for which she has been nominated twice for Emmy Awards.
Her success on TV has led to movie roles in “The Smurfs,” “Happy Feet Two” and Garry Marshall’s latest romantic comedy, “New Year’s Eve,” in theaters Friday.
On being a young mother: “It’s a big responsibility; you can’t go out much at night. Instead of buying a pair of shoes, you have to buy diapers. When you have a kid, you have to be more mature.” (Redbook)
On her accent: “I was watching this home video from when I was 20 years old. And my son says, ‘Listen to you!’ He says, ‘Your English is perfect. I mean, a little accent but not this insanity.’ He told me, ‘You’re the only person who has lived 15 years in a country and the accent gets worse.’” (Esquire)
On her love of New York City: “I love New York! I actually lived in New York City for about a year and a half ... I adore eating here because you can always find all these great small restaurants and I also love walking around. It never feels like you’re in the same place twice and it’s just a great feeling to experience the energy of the city ... Queens is one of the best places to find delicious Colombian food, especially Jackson Heights. But honestly, I like anything. I love Indian, Vietnamese, Italian, anything that’s good, I’ll eat it.” (Noche Latina)
On being a sex symbol: “Of course I love it. I’m nearly 40 years old. I always joke with my publicist and my manager that I’m competing for the best ass with Kim Kardashian and she is 15 years younger than me. She must be so upset thinking: ‘Why am I being compared to that old woman?’ I’m always in these sexiest lists and I’m 20 years older than the others. I love it.” (Irish Independent)
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