I mean, a normal girl will just put the dress on and leave. I need them to be like an armory. My dresses are like a work of art inside because, you know, I am 40 years old, I had a baby, and I am a 32F boob. And they are real still. When they are fake, you take the bra off and they are still there, perfect! Me—no, so I have to bring them up!
Sofia Vergara Quotes
I love [my engagement ring] because it’s big enough. If it had been bigger, I couldn’t have worn it every day. And if it had been smaller, I wouldn’t have liked it.
I spent so much money [speech classes], so much time, and then when I would go to auditions I was always thinking about the pronunciation because you are supposed to put the tongue like this or—you know—like this, so then I would forget to act, and I was not getting any jobs, because all I wanted was to say the words right. And then one day I said, You know what? That’s it. If I can’t get a job with my accent, then this is not a job for me.
In my 20s, I was already known in the Latina market. When I moved to L.A., I used to go to this club. At the end of the night, everybody would come outside to get their cars. I would be next to Leonardo DiCaprio and Justin Timberlake and my car was always right out in front! Nobody knew who I was, but the valets knew because they were Latin. But I haven't been at this level until now. I'm greedy. I want to take advantage of my 15 minutes.
I never wanted to be an actress [just] to be an actress. I wanted to be an actress or a celebrity with a business. For me, I never even knew I could be funny or act.
I have learned that not everything looks good on me because of my boobs. Magazines will say, ‘She is wearing the same shape again.’ I’m like, yes! So what? My boobs are real. They’re a 32F. I can’t wear something backless, because what holds them up? Then the magazines would be saying, ‘What was she thinking with those sagging tits?’
My father told me if I did anything artistic, I would look like a hooker. I told him, 'With these huge boobs that I inherited from your mother, I already look like a hooker!'
Well, in Colombia everybody’s very voluptuous and you’re supposed to be. You don’t want to be skinny when all of your cousins are mermaids. You grow up thinking that’s how beauty is.
Latin men have something inside them, a genetic disposition to be a little sneaky. A Latin woman has to watch for that. An American guy might think twice before going there. He’s thinking ahead, 'This could turn into a problem that’s just not worth it.' The Latin guy might love the drama and thrill of it in the moment.
The truth is, you work out for health and you do look better. And I have a responsibility to the show. Nobody wants to see Gloria with a flat ass.
In our culture, people always think we’re fighting. When we have a family lunch, people think we’re killing each other and all we’re doing is telling stories and gossiping. It’s not something that American audiences are necessarily used to, but that’s something that Gloria brings out. We are very colorful. And I think that people who like the show and the character take great notice of that because we just have a different flavor and way of being.
I was like, What is that? It's like a diaper. It's terrible. Who can look good in that? When I moved to the United States, I used to have bathing suits brought up from Colombia . . . There's nothing slutty about a dental-floss bikini. You don't even think about it. The first bathing suit your mother buys you is in the shape of a triangle.
I guess at the end of the day, all women like to be appreciated and treated with respect and kindness. We all want to have sex in a romantic way. But with a Latina, you're going to have more fun.
Listen, I didn't know how to make coffee when I came to the United States. Because in Colombia the maids do it.
Sometimes the guy is looking in a way you want to say, “Why don’t you just follow her?” I don't have a problem with guys looking. It depends on how you look. If a woman in front of you is gorgeous, even the girls will look. But we're not going to stare. And we're not going to wink.
I can get really mad and scream, then turn around, do something, come back, and forget that I was mad.
If you are afraid of not looking beautiful, you can’t be funny. You will just be like a gimmick of someone funny, or setting up a joke for someone else. I was never insecure of my looks, but I never think, ‘Oh, I am so spectacular.’ Maybe that is what helps.
I already know I am going to get a breast lift. Then, maybe one day, when I am done with being sexy, I will just get rid of them.
I know [my breasts] have opened doors for me, let’s be real. But I so hate when I see Gisele and she is wearing a tiny little tank top with no bra, like, ‘Oh, I just threw this on, I look so cute.’ If I wore that I would look like I was pregnant or a fat stripper.
I think you can’t care too much, or you will get nowhere. You take a woman who is the same as me, the same body, the same face, the same whatever, and we could go to the same audition, and I would get it and she wouldn’t because I was like, ‘If they want me, they want me, and if they don’t, well, that’s okay.’ But of course you also have to move your ass.
Everyone in my family has blond hair and blue eyes. When I came to Hollywood they didn't know what to do with me. As soon as I dyed my hair, I started getting Latina roles.
If I walk outside without lipstick, I feel naked. All the women in my family are that way. We put makeup on to give birth! When I started feeling contractions with my son [Manolo], the first thing I did was wash and blow-dry my hair before I went to the hospital. You never know how long you’ll be in labor. It could be days until you’re able to take a shower.
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