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ONE SUCCESSFUL LATINA
It took decades of hard work for Sofía Vergara to get to the top. Her road to success in the English-language world of entertainment was bumpy to say the least, but she managed to stay persistent in spite of disappointments like Hot Properties and Knights of Prosperity. Today, she's the hottest Latina on television. Click through to see 12 reasons why we love Sofía Vergara.
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Sofía's not just the hottest Latina on TV. She's just H-O-T, period! The Colombian actress looks fantastic at 40. The proof is in this photo!
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Thanks to Modern Family, Sofía has really been able to show the world how funny she can be. And she's come tu understand that, sometimes, not being afraid of looking ridiculous is a big part of being hilarious. Kudos for that!
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SHE HAS A SENSE OF HUMOR
Sofia's beautiful and funny, but she can also laugh at herself. When Ellen DeGeneres dressed as "Sofía Vergara at the 2012 Emmys" last Halloween, Sofía's participation in the skit made things even funnier.
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SHE KNOWS HOW TO WOW ON THE RED CARPET
When it comes to red carpets, Sofía knows how to pick her outfits and give us the perfect mix of elegant and sexy.
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SHE KNOWS HOW TO WEAR HER MAKEUP
A big part of Sofía's charm has to do with looking fabulous yet natural. And her makeup plays a big role in that. She shone at the 2013 Golden Globes with beautiful eyes, lashes and lips. Click here for a step-by-step guide to get Sofía's look.
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SHE KNOWS HOW TO MANAGE HER CURVES
A curvy figure can border on the vulgar, but Sofía has learned to keep her voluptous figure looking consistently classy, as exemplified by this photo of the 2011 Golden Globes, where she looked fantastic in Vera Wang.
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SHE LOVES FOOD
We certainly love a star who manages to keep her figure while at the same time not starving herself to death. Sofía enjoys all kinds of food pretty much all the time. Her secret? Not overindulging!
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SHE'S NOT AFRAID TO SHARE
Whether she's partying and having the time of her life or sick as a dog in bed (like in this photo, which she posted to show why she couldn't attend the 2013 Oscars), Sofía loves sharing her personal moments with her followers in social media. And we love to get a peep into her private life!
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SHE DOESN'T FORGET HER ROOTS
Sofía's hometown of Barranquilla, turned 200 this past weekend, and what did she do? Fly down to Colombia to celebrate with her people, of course! This is one of the many photos she shared of her weekend celebrating Barranquilla's bicentennial.
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SHE'S A LOVING MOTHER
Even when the going got tough, Sofía successfully managed to work at her career while raising her son Manolo as a single mom.
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SHE'S PAID HER DUES
You may have come to know her as Gloria, the hot Latina from Modern Family, but the truth is Sofía Vergara has been around for more than two decades. She started out doing TV commercials and then moved from Colombia to the U.S., where she became a staple at Univision (here she is in 1992, at Univision's "Lo Nuestro" awards). But before she hit it big, she hosted shows in Spanish-language TV, and she starred in a few not-so-memorable movies (remember Soul Plane with Snoop Dogg) and sitcoms (Knights of Prosperity, anyone?). Let's just say she's been at it for a while.
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SHE'S MADE US PROUD
Those of us who've been watching Sofía's career for the past 20+ years can't help but feel proud of her current success. Well deserved!