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21 Old Sofia Vergara Photos Which Prove Latinas Don’t Age

Sofía Vergara has been a household name in Latin America long before she scored her 2009 role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on “Modern Family,” which is entering into it’s tenth season. Her acting, beauty, and personality earned her the top spot as the world’s highest paid TV actress for the sixth year in a row. And not by a small margin. She earns $15 million more than the second highest paid actor, earning $41.5 million last year alone.

Long before she became one of the most influential Latinas in Hollywood, Vergara was just a young girl trying to win over the graces of the nuns at her Barranquilla, Colombia high school. From her first photo shoot at 11 years old to telenovelas, travel shows and even surviving cancer, Vergara has barely aged.

Vergara’s first photo shoot was when she was 11 years old.

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It was the 80’s. Apparently, Vergara was “apprehensive” of entering the modeling industry until her Catholic school teachers gave her their blessing. *Makes Sign of the Cross*

By the time she was 13 years old, she was traveling to Bogota for shoots.

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She was very thin growing up (and to this day), which was cause for bullying in 1980s Colombia. While she was coveted at the shoots, she would go back to school wearing two pairs of jeans to give the impression she had a fuller body.

Vergara is a natural blonde.

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Directors told Vergara to dye her hair darker so she could fit the Latina stereotype. 🙄 I have a lot of mixed feelings about this, but am ultimately glad that we get to see a Latina role played by a Latina.

Throughout the ’90s, she started making magazine covers and eventually got into acting.

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Caption: “#tbt my first international mag cover!! The 90’s💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻 #miami1992🌴”

Most of us were just babies back then, but our moms still had us in lo mismo earrings as Vergara.

Vergara busted into the acting industry with a small role on the Mexican telenovela “Acapulco, Cuerpo y Alma”.

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Complex. 26 September 2018.

It’s just a classic tale of jealousy around David Montalvo, who is successful and charming. Long story short, a woman is tricked into marrying an impersonator of David; David is involved in an accident and then gets amnesia; the woman falls in love with David.

Her big break was as Univision’s travel show host for “Fuera de Serie.”

CREDIT: “These are 26 things you probably didn’t know about Sofía Vergara. (Photo: Archive)” Digital Image. Jetss. 26 September 2018.
Before Fuera De Serie, she was three years into a pre-dentistry program at a Colombian university before she dropped out. Instead, she got to travel the world, mostly to places that require a bathing suit, and became a household name. 

Vergara has not had a single piece of cosmetic work done to her body.

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She’s casually just a natural 32F.

“#tbt Miami Beach🌴☀️To when I didn’t know my 2 favorite things where bad for u! Sun and transfats😂 #thegoodtimes#boththingsmademybuttlookgreat😒”

She was then cast in the Spanish language version of Desperate Housewives.

CREDIT: “Amas de casa desesperadas Poster” Digital Image. IMDB. 26 September 2018.

It was called “Amas de Casa Desesperadas” and she honestly slayed the role. She played “Alicia” and narrated the Ecuadorian-Colombian series.

Remember her from “Soul Plane”?

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. IMDB. 26 September 2018.

She was Blanca and she was sultry as hell in her fourth ever big screen role. She also had parts in “Lords of Dogtown,” “Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns,” and “National Lampoon’s Pledge This!” as herself.

In 2002, she was a Miller Lite spokesperson and literally looks no different today.

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Complex. 26 September 2018.

By this point, she was already super famous in Latin America and made some pretty funny Spanish-language commercials for them.

She doesn’t eat meat in the U.S. because the “meat here tastes funny.”

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Complex. 26 September 2018.

Her father was a cattle rancher in Colombia, and she probably grew up on non-mutant cows. It all makes sense. Watch her Instagram for when she returns to Colombia because it’s just a bunch of pics of lechón.

Vergara has used the money she’s earned to support her family.

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She was conflicted between her religious beliefs and her career, but once she had her first child, she saw it as a chance to give her son a better life, away from gang violence.

She had her first and only child, Manolo, when she was just 19 years old.

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Vergara married her high school sweetheart, Joe Gonzalez, when she was 18 years old. They divorced two years later.

Caption: “#tbt Manolo 1991❤️❤️❤️”

Vergara looks like an actual baby and Manolo always looks upset.

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We know exactly how she was able to raise a kid and skyrocket her career: su familia fue, y todavía es todo. She bought 21 tickets to the 2013 Emmy’s for her closest family members. LOL

She named Manolo after the character in “Scarface.”

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Apparently, 19 year old Vergara thought that Steven Bauer, who played Manolo, was “super hot.” That’s all the reason a 19 year old needs to name their kid, right?

In 1998, Vergara’s older brother was murdered in their hometown.

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Rafael, 27, always went out with bodyguards, because all the Vergara’s had become targets for kidnapping. One day he went out alone and was shot dead in a kidnapping attempt gone terribly wrong. She moved her little brother, Julio, to Miami after Rafael died.

Julio suffers from addiction and was eventually deported back to Colombia in 2011.

Two years later she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer.

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Thankfully, it’s one of the most curable cancers, and she had the whole gland removed. She has to take medication daily for the rest of her life to control hypothyroidism. Obviously, she’s thriving.

Vergara is a total foodie.

CREDIT: @sofiavergara / Instagram

Caption: “Some things never change.”

She’s just one of those people that eats candy all day, has dessert at every meal, and is basically always eating and all the fat goes to her boobs. #LatinGenes

She eats pastéles on the daily.

CREDIT: @sofiavergara / Instagram

And she knows that Cubanos know all the right things to do with guava. I’m drooling.

Caption: “Desayunito Cubanito😍😍😍😍”

Vergara has had a pretty quiet romantic life… until recently.

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Her and her husband, Joe Manganiello, are the most offensively attractive couple in Hollywood and very obviously smitten with each other. They got engaged after just six months of dating. #swoon

Shakira is one of her closest friends.

CREDIT: Untitled. Digital Image. Complex. 26 September 2018.

The both grew up in the same town of Baranquilla! Apparently, it’s where all the natural blonde Renaissance women live. Excuse me while I pack a bag.


READ: 21 Sofia Vergara Facts You Didn’t Know

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“Modern Family”s Season Finale Date Has Finally Been Announced and Fans Are Processing Their Grief

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“Modern Family”s Season Finale Date Has Finally Been Announced and Fans Are Processing Their Grief

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Whether it’s Christmas morning or the perfect hair day, as the saying goes: all good things must come to an end. And yes, this phrase is true even for our favorite TV shows. After 11 seasons, the beloved ABC sitcom Modern Family is finally reaching its conclusion. The sitcom made a star (and a multi-millionaire) out of Sofia Vergara, resulting in her frequently* being named the “highest paid actress on television”. 

Not only that, but the television show earned an incredible five consecutive Emmy wins for Outstanding Comedy series, tying with the record previously set by “Frasier” in the ‘90s. Although the series will be returning tonight from the holiday break to resume its final season, it is one of the last time viewers will see the show on their TV screens.

On Wednesday, ABC announced that the series’ final episode will air on April 8th. 

Although ABC had announced back in February of 2019 that the upcoming 11th season would be it’s last, the premiere date of the series’ finale was still up in the air. 

Naturally, the reveal of “Modern Family”’s farewell episode date has sparked some sadness among the cast.  “I will probably miss the people the most,” Sarah Hyland, who plays the peppy and boy-crazy Haley Dunphy, told People magazine. Our crew is amazing and, of course, I love our cast, they are very special people.” According to series’ co-creator, Steve Levitan, the show’s ending has been a long time coming, with the writers plotting the finale for the past year and a half.

As for the Latinx community, what they will ostensibly miss the most is Sofia Vergara’s hilarious and affectionate portrayal maternal Colombian bombshell, Gloria Delgado.

Although Vergara had appeared in small bits in movies and television shows, her turn as Gloria Delgado is what truly solidified her as a household name. Critics praised her performance for being “tonally perfect”, and she established herself as what The Hollywood Reporter called a “formidable comedy actress”. She was even nominated 4 times for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. As for the criticism that her character was feeding into harmful stereotypes as the “fiery Latina”, Vergara paid it no mind, saying, “I am Gloria, my mother is Gloria, my aunts are Gloria. [Gloria is] colorful, she’s honest, she’s out there, she cares about people. She’s loud, but I am loud. She’s crazy, but I am crazy.”

Vergara, for her part, is confident that Gloria’s story will end exactly how it’s supposed to. “Gloria has such a great life and such a beautiful family that I think anything that the writers have prepared for her, I’m going to be happy with,” Vergara recently told BuzzFeed. “I’m sure that it’s gonna be great, like all the seasons’ finales.”

And although ABC execs have previously expressed interest in continuing the series via a spin-off, the showrunners say there “no plans” on the books yet for such a project.

So that means that the final upcoming episodes will likely be the last time “Modern Family” fans get to see new installments of the adventures of the Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker family. Description of how ABC is airing a “presenting a fan-curated tribute on March 11. ABC will kick off the night in prime time with the series’ very first episode, followed by favorite episodes that fans get to vote on next month.”

One thing’s for sure about “Modern Family” the success and staying-power of the unconventional family sitcom was proof that America loves to see their diversity reflected to them in their media. There is no one “right” way to be a family and “Modern Family” proved more accurately than any show before it that our commonalities are more plentiful than our differences. 

Although fans have known about “Modern Family”‘s final season for a while, that didn’t stop them from expressing their sadness on Twitter. 

“Modern Family” has been on the air for over ten years. It’s not surprising that fans are already grieving the show that has been part of their lives for so long. 

This fan is still in complete denial over the show’s impending conclusion:

Aww, the first stage of grief. We felt the same way when “Gossip Girl” ended.

This Latina had no words to describe her sadness over the final season:

Sometimes, the deepest emotions are best expressed in GIF form.

This person was getting deep in their feelings when watching the Christmas episode:

It was definitely around the Christmas episode that we started to finally recognize how much we were going to miss this show in our lives. 

And in the perfect fashion, this devastated fan laid all the blame at Cam’s feet. 

Hey, someone’s gotta be the bad guy!

From Sofia Vergara To Ana De Armas, Here’s How Your Faves Celebrated The New Year With Friends And Family

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From Sofia Vergara To Ana De Armas, Here’s How Your Faves Celebrated The New Year With Friends And Family

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2020 has officially arrived! And as with any New Year, this one comes as a blank slate ready to be filled with possibilities, resolutions, and brand new memories. And the fact that this year marks the beginning of a brand new decade makes everything that more exciting. Not only does the past feel unimportant, but now the future feels filled with endless possibilities. The end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020 gave people around the world a reason to celebrate. And whether your mode of celebration was staying in with a cup of hot cocoa, or dancing your butt off until the crack of dawn, know that there is no one right way to ring in the New Year.

 And if, by this point, you’re still too busy fighting off your New Year’s Eve hangover to be thinking about 2020 goals, know you’re not alone. As the old saying goes, stars are just like us, and they too spent January 31st in various states of drunkenness. Thankfully, Instagram is here to help us spy on our favorite stars and see how they celebrated the beginning of a new decade. Read on to see how your favorite Latino celebs celebrated the New Year!

1. Mariah Carey spent her New Year’s in the Dominican Republic.

After a super-eventful holiday season, Mimi was getting some much-needed R&R in Punta Cana. We wonder if this was before or after her Twitter account was unceremoniously hacked by a mischievous troll…

2. Salma Hayek and Zoe Saldana rang in the New Year together furthering their BFF goals status.

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Happy 2020. #felizañonuevo #happynewyear

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We have to admit, we suffered from FOMO seeing these two have fun together. But, we love seeing strong Latinas celebrate their friendship together! Salma Hayek shared this adorable video of herself and Saldana counting down to the stroke of midnight with their respective husbands. So cute!

3. Thalia spent hers partying in Miami.

Leave it to Thalia to dance the night away after all these years. Her zest for life puts us all to shame!

4. Sofia Vergara spent her New Year’s Eve in a tropical paradise.

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Feliz añooooo🎉🎉🎉

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Not only was Vergara surrounded by the sun and the sand, she also was surrounded by her hunky husband, Joe Manganiello. 

5. Eva Longoria spent time with friends and family in Cabo.

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Cabo Sunsets 🌅 Last sunset of 2019!

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Longoria rang in the New Year with her new baby in Cabo. If you’re interested in seeing more, her Instagram feed is chock-full of photos documenting her super-fun vacation during the holidays.

6. Maluma spent his snowboarding.

While some people chose to spend the New Year on the beach, Maluma opted for a snowier location. Sure, we wouldn’t have minded seeing him lounging on the beach without his shirt, but he looks super cute in snow gear anyway.

7. Wilmer Valderrama spent his New Year…getting engaged.

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“It’s just us now” 01-01-2020

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Not one to be out-shone by the turn of the decade, Valderrama proposed to his girlfriend of eight months, model Amanda Pacheco, on January 1st.

8. America Ferrera announced her pregnancy.

America Ferrera took the New Year as an opportunity to announce that she’s expecting her second child with husband Ryan Piers Williams.

9. Ana de Armas spent it with friends in Cuba.

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🎊 2020, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 🎊

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The “Knives Out” actress and upcoming Bond girl spent New Years Eve in her home country. 

10.  J.Lo and ARod spent New Year’s Eve partying with friends and family.

The power couple shared photos of themselves dressed to the nines on Instagram.

11. Becky G spent hers in a snowy paradise with her boyfriend Sebastian Lletget.

Like Maluma, Becky G spent her New Year surrounded by snow and sports. 

12. Christina Aguilera celebrated by rocking the house at her Vegas residency.

Never one to turn down the opportunity to work, Xtina rang in the New Year by giving her fans a show to remember. 

13. Eugenio Derbez counted grapes like we all did.

Eugenio Derbez blessed us with an adorable video of himself practicing the Spanish tradition of eating one grape for each stroke of midnight. 

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