‘Modern Family’ star Sofia Vergara didn’t flaunt her curves for the cover of Glam Belleza Latina. Instead, she limited the cover to a head shot. Doesn’t Sofia look gorgeous? Here are some excerpts from her interview.
Sofia on her business sense: “I’m not ashamed to say I love making money. I like business and the truth is I save way more than I spend. I invest. I plan for the future. I have a special eye for opportunities and work harder than anyone might expect. It is fun to shock people with my business ideas. Most people just see me as Gloria.”
Sofia on darkening her natural blonde hair: “When I first got to Hollywood, I wasn’t getting roles because I didn’t look, according to many casting directors and producers, ‘Latina enough.’ The reality is Latinos come in all colors, heights, and flavors, but who was I to preach this stuff when I needed a job? My team and I decided to darken my hair to make it more in tune with my accent, and it worked.”
Sofia on her bilingual appeal: “For me, it’s so clear. There are millions of hardworking Latinos in the U.S., doing their jobs, willing to try harder to succeed, and taking good care of their kids and family. We all spend, buy, participate heavily in this economy, and support each other. So I am one of them. I made my crossover, but I am still 100 percent a Latina mom.”
Sofia on her relationship with her family: “They are all so happy for me and supportive. I celebrated my fortieth birthday in Mexico by flying 100 of them in from Barranquilla, Bogotá, Miami, and Los Angeles, and we spent a week partying like crazy. My family is what keeps me going, is my engine, what makes me happiest. For the Emmys I invited 20 of them, and we all went together to the ceremony and the parties and had the best time. Because fame came so early in my life, they don’t read much into it.”
Sofia on what the term Latina beauty means to her: “I see it more like an attitude. The glam and sexiness of Latinas live in the fact that most of us take great care of ourselves; we make our hair beautiful; we love perfume; we can wear high heels without complaining. I remember my mother and aunts always wearing makeup and looking beautiful even if it was just to drop us off at school.”
Are you the only one who’s surprised to learn Sofia is a natural blonde? The changes people go through in this business! You can read her entire interview in the winter 2014 issue of Glam Belleza Latina magazine, which is on select newsstands now in New York City, Los Angeles, and Miami. If you’re not in any of those places, you can order the issue online at Glam Belleza Latina!
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