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After Taking Her Panties Out Of Her Pants Sofia Vergara Schools Stephen Colbert On Her New Underwear Company

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“So I said to her ‘Okay, first of all, you have to show me your underwear.'”

Television star Sofía Vergara was on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” this week to promote her show “Modern Family,” which returned for its ninth season Wednesday night. Oh, and also her new line of underwear. Called EBY, an acronym for “Empowered By You,” the subscription-based underwear service sends monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly packages of undies to customers via mail. Ten percent of the proceeds from their sales go towards helping women in Colombia start their own businesses. Her business partner, Renata Black, a fellow Colombiana, approached her with the idea when they first met. Vergara’s reaction was “you have to show me your underwear” and the rest was history.

EBY will not only be an underwear brand, but a partner to small business owners across Colombia.

They’ll take proceeds from the underwear sales and help fund women who own small businesses as well as women who want to start a business in Colombia. They have plans to bring their model to the U.S. after all the natural disasters that have recently taken place.

She then showed Colbert a sample of what they look like — by pulling out her own.

Credit: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert/ YouTube

The underwear seemingly appearing from nowhere really took Colbert by surprise. She said to him, “Hold it it’s clean!” Colbert replied, “That’s a neat trick… I’ve seen bras being taken off before, but that is…” he trailed off, a little dumbfounded.

The company website says that from kidnapping to cancer, Vergara has been through the ringer and her resilience is what Colombian women and the company are made of.

Vergara then used her undies to show Colbert how to be a classy gentleman.

Credit: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert/ YouTube

I can see the “Shark Tank” sales pitch now: “They’re panties and pocket squares.” Then someone else in the sales pitch shouts, “You’re a genius! One billion dollars!”

The underwear are made for women of all shapes and sizes to enjoy.

From extra small to 4XL, Vergara says they tried to think of all women.

Vergara also spoke about working on a hurricane relief telethon, where she had Julia Roberts on one side and Oprah on the other.

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She couldn’t help but take a whiff of Oprah’s greatness. I mean, wouldn’t you?


READ: Sofia Vergara Responds To Those Who Think She’s Playing A Stereotype


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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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