Sofía Vergara credits her good looks as ‘my passport to the world’

Sofia Vergara
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Sofia Vergara candidly acknowledged the role her looks played in her career, stating that her appearance opened doors for her when she started as a 20-year-old. In an interview with the Spanish newspaper El País, the “Modern Family” alum, 51, emphasised that she has no regrets about the opportunities her appearance provided.

“It would be absurd to deny it or for that to make me feel bad,” Vergara said. “My giant boobs and my body opened doors for me; they were my passport to the world when I was 20 years old when I started as a model, but today I’m 51 years old and I’m still here.”

Sofia Vergara explains why she is still relevant

Vergara emphasized that her enduring career in TV is a result of her willingness to take risks. She shared, “I don’t do brain surgery, it’s just entertainment, and the worst that can happen to me is that they can say I look ugly or that this jackass doesn’t know how to act. I can take it.”

‘I’ve known my strengths’

Reflecting on her high school days, the “Griselda” actress recognized that her looks initially garnered attention from boys, but she observed a shift in how she was treated.

“There are women who are prettier, younger, who have bigger breasts and a better body than me, but I’m still around because I have demonstrated that I can stay,” she said. “From a very young age, I’ve known my strengths and I’ve played to them. But if you only see my boobs, then that’s your problem.”

Why did Vergara and Joe Manganiello split?

In discussing her divorce from Joe Manganiello, Vergara revealed that their split was primarily due to differing desires regarding having children. She explained, “My marriage broke up because my husband was younger; he wanted to have kids, and I didn’t want to be an old mom. I feel it’s not fair to the baby.” Despite acknowledging and respecting those who choose to become parents later in life, she clarified, “It’s not for [her] anymore.”

Vergara emphasized her readiness for the next phase of life, expressing her desire to be a grandmother rather than a mother. Reflecting on her son, Manolo Gonzalez Vergara, she shared, “I had a son at 19, who is now 32, and I’m ready to be a grandmother, not a mother. When my son becomes a dad, let him bring the baby to me for a while and then I’ll give it back to him and go on with my life; that’s what I have to do.”