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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.

CREDIT: @sofiavergara / Instagram

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.

CREDIT: @sofiavergara / Instagram

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.

CREDIT: @sofiavergara / Instagram

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.

CREDIT: @sofiavergara / Instagram

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.

CREDIT: @sofiavergara / Instagram

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.

CREDIT: @sofiavergara / Instagram

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.

CREDIT: @sofiavergara / Instagram

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.

CREDIT: @sofiavergara / Instagram

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.”

CREDIT: @sofiavergara / Instagram

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.

CREDIT: @sofiavergara / Instagram

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.

CREDIT: @sofiavergara / Instagram

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.

CREDIT: @sofiavergara / Instagram
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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Sofia Vergara Finally Breaks Silence About When Ellen DeGeneres Disrespected Her Accent

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Sofia Vergara Finally Breaks Silence About When Ellen DeGeneres Disrespected Her Accent

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Updated August 24, 2020.

Given the recent string of allegations against Ellen DeGeneres, many of her fans are taking inventory of her jokes and viewing them in a new light. Weighing and measuring the jokes DeGeneres has made in the past, fans are finding the comedian guilty of mean-spiritedness. Particularly when it comes to her treatment of her frequent show guest Sofia Vergara over the years.

Over the last decade, DeGeneres has had time to host Vergara on her talk show various times. Whether Vergara was herself or when she was sitting alongside the rest of the cast of her old show “Modern Family.” And despite the very many things DeGeneres could have talked to or celebrated Vergara for while hosting her, the Colombian actress was often subject to some of the worst jokes by DeGeneres.

All because of her thick accent.

Recently fans compiled clips of DeGeneres’s interviews with Vergara and it’s pretty not great.

In clips circulating on Twitter, DeGeneres can be seen jeering Vergara for her accent. During one interview, DeGeneres remarks hat Vergara’s “English has gotten worse, not better,” over the course of her time on “Modern Family.” Users on Twitter were quick to point out that DeGeneres often made jokes about Vergara’s English and often tried to make games out of her English-speaking abilities. In several incidents during the interviews, it seems pretty evident that Vergara might have been hurt by DeGeneres’ jokes.

Recently, Vergara addressed claims that DeGeneres was being racist towards her.

In response to allegations that DeGeneres was being racist, Vergara commented “Two comedians having fun with each other to entertain,” in a tweet going on to say “I was never a victim guys, I was always in on the joke.”

In response to Vergara’s message fans have pointed out that whether done with the intention of being racist towards Vergara specifically, DeGeneres’ jokes at the time were still hurtful to others.

“My parents, who have heavy spanish accents, didn’t have the option to be in on the joke.’ Instead, they were the butt of jokes,” one user wrote. “And as a child of immigrants, I was always picked on because of that. Your ‘entertainment’ may lead to some to think they have a free pass to ridicule.”

“Me too, my poor mom took classes to try to reduce her accent despite being perfectly understandable. The discrimination was even worse in the 80s but Ellen keeps it alive,” another Twitter user commented. “It’s the lowest form of humor, the put down towards the other person. It’s non funny peoples humor.”

DeGeneres has yet to comment on the clips that have resurfaced.

But they’re pretty damning.

Tons of people are commenting on the clips being shared of the actresses time together.

And it’s pretty heartbreaking how hurtful DeGeneres’ comments are.

And of course, you might remember this terrible offense.

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Sofia Vergara Recalls Brother’s Death During Powerful AGT Audition: ‘I Can Feel Your Pain’

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Sofia Vergara Recalls Brother’s Death During Powerful AGT Audition: ‘I Can Feel Your Pain’

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A recent audition on “America’s Got Talent” made judge Sofia Vergara so emotional that it inspired her to open up about a tragedy very personal to her.

On Tuesday’s episode of the competition series, Vergara watched 27-year-old Brandon Leake take the stage to deliver a spoken-word performance that resonated with Vergara.

Leake, a former high school English teacher introduced his piece by dedicating it to his sister.

“Love is the most vulnerable thing one will ever have,” Leake explained during his performance “And you must learn to hold onto it loosely so when it leaves it won’t exit so painfully.” During the performance, Leake recalled losing his sister in the late ‘90s saying “I’m still haunted by these nightmares ’cause I have a really creative mind, and sometimes it designs these alternate realities where she is still here.”

Continuing Leake said “Still alive, and all the things I wish we could have done are played again and again and again. I’m tired of playing God ’cause I gotta come to terms with the fact that my sister ain’t never comin’ back.”

The “Modern Family” actress became visibly emotional during the performance and teared up.

Judges Howie Mandel and Simon Cowell were quick to give Leakes a standing ovation.

“What an amazing tribute,” Cowell said. “There’s something very, very special about you. This is a very difficult thing for me to judge. I shouldn’t be judging it, I just want to compliment you on what you just did because it was extraordinary.”

Mandel commended Leake’s performance saying “we feel your pain, we feel your love, and you moved me to do this” before hitting the Golden Buzzer which means he is being sent straight to the AGT live shows.

Vergara shared with Leake that his poem reminded her of the loss and grief she experienced after losing her own brother.”My brother passed away the same year that your sister passed away. I can feel your pain; I know what this is. I know what it is to have somebody taken from you without you knowing,” Vergara said before going on to say that the poem was “very beautiful for me.”

On Tuesday evening, Vergara tweeted that Leake’s performance was “a great way to end the night!!!”

In 1998, Vergara’s older brother Rafael was murdered while men attempted to kidnap him.

Vergara opened up about the death in 2011 for a Parade cover story, telling the magazine “My older brother, Rafael, was killed in Colombia… “Mother was like a zombie… I wanted to be with them. So I got a big house and we all lived together. I am so grateful to be in this country.”

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