The thing is, I've had these ridiculous huge boobs since I was super young. Like, 13. I was really skinny at that time, so it was weird to have those f---ing boobs and be skinny. It was hideous. Then after I had my kids, I got hips and everything started to come together.
Sofia Vergara Quotes
I’ve never wanted to be taken seriously as an actress! That never even crossed my mind. I don’t want to be serious. I’m not hoping to go read for a part in a serious movie, because I know the roles that I can play: They’re funny, and I love it. And I have no training in acting. I always knew I was funny, because I was the class clown, my family laughed at me, and I loved being ridiculous, but I never thought I’d make money out of being funny either. With my crazy accent, I’m so blessed that I even got a part like in 'Modern Family.’
I look like a transexual anyway. I'm a woman, but I'm super-exaggerated with my boobs, my ass, my makeup, and my accent. When I get ready for an event, I always look at myself in the mirror and say, 'I look like a transvestite!' I love it.
I don't think God cares if I wear nail polish or not. I don't think that's a deal breaker for him.
I was watching this home video from when I was twenty years old. And my son says, 'Listen to you!' He says, 'Your English is perfect. I mean, a little accent but not this insanity.' He told me, 'You're the only person who has lived fifteen years in a country and the accent gets worse.'
Latin guys dance. American guys don't dance. That's a big difference. [But American guys] cheat less than Latin men. I think they take — how do you say when you make a deal with somebody? ... Commitment. They take commitment more seriously.
If you see my family, you wouldn't believe it. Everyone looks like they're Polish. Blond with blue eyes. But I wasn't getting any jobs in L. A. They were confused. They have this stereotype that Latin people have to look like Salma Hayek. The minute I made my hair dark, then they believed that I am Latina.
I haven't eaten red meat for fifteen years. Because when I came to the U. S., the meat tasted really funny to me.
L. A. is crazy. The women all look the same now. That thing with the cheeks. Like Madonna. Who do they think they're fooling? It doesn't make them look young. You end up looking like a freak.
I exercise because you need it to stay slim and stay put, especially as you get older. But some women overdo it: Their body looks 20, but their face looks horrible. You need a little fat in your face! So they fill their face with crap, and then they look like monsters. Who do you think you're fooling? We know those aren't your lips. I don't want plastic surgery or fillers or Botox.
Looks aren’t everything, but for some reason, my cousins all think I have bad taste in men! To me, the men I’ve been with are beautiful, but all they can say is, ‘Ew, look how ugly he is! Why can’t you be with someone who looks good?’ But to me, I look at them and all I can see is how gorgeous they are. So apparently, I don’t have very good taste, at least that’s what I’m being told.
I can read like crazy. I can sit down and read for four hours straight. I read up to three-four books a month.
I didn’t want publicity because of that. Having cancer is not fun. You don’t want to deal with anything else while you’re going through it.
I prefer movies. But you know, TV pays very well and it reaches everybody, so it’s good too.
Well, usually they don’t put us in major roles, because the writers aren’t writing for Latinos. But I can’t complain. Little by little they will start to realize that Latinos are the biggest minority in the United States, and hopefully there will be more roles to come.
I think its because I never felt beautiful or sexy when I was growing up. I was very skinny, and since everybody in Colombia looks like me I didn’t think I was anything special. All the Latin girls look like this, so it wasn’t a big deal. But I like comedy, and I hate people who take themselves so seriously. It’s so boring. I just like to have a good time.
I’m used to it from working in the Latin market for many years, though it was at a different level from the Tom Cruise thing. I used to read the stories about me and laugh. Sometimes it does get you a little pissed off because it’s not true. But it comes with this profession, and if you get too crazy about it you get miserable and end up not going out like a normal person and start becoming a crazy star. I don’t want that. If I like a guy, I wanna be able to go out with them, go to the park or eat an ice cream. I wanna be able to live a normal life.
I don’t have the insecurity some people have about not getting respect because they’re beautiful. I’m grateful, because my looks have opened many doors for me, but I also know that there are younger, more beautiful women coming up every day. There’s something keeping me where I am, because I haven’t stopped working, so I’m not insecure about it. I’m not going to complain because I’m attractive.
The stereotype of the Latin woman. I do have light hair and they didn’t understand that we can have the Latina body, but still be blonde. But if you go to South America, to places like Uruguay, Chile or Colombia, there are more blondes than dark-haired women. But because of the proximity to the United States, they think of Mexican women when they think of Latinas. It was hard, but now I’ve got my hair dyed dark and I’ve been getting more work.
I was in dentist school in Colombia. I did a TV commercial for Pepsi when I was 17 and it was huge, all over Latin America so I started getting propositions to work, to model, but I was just 17 years old. You wake up and go, do I go to work and make money or do I go to class? It's not the right thing to do but that's usually what you start doing - going to work.
Any job I can get in the American market is great because it's not easy. There's not many jobs for women with Latin accents. Anything that we can get that is good and decent, and helps you get into another level, you have to take advantage of it.
When I start thinking I was going to act, I had a speech coach but it was very hard for me because I learned English in Colombia with teachers that had accents like me. It does get a little better. When I make it worse, people laugh more. So now I'm stuck with it because I'm never going to learn.
It has to be a very specific role for me because of my accent. I can't complain; I've been working since I got to LA. But it is hard. I have no training as an actress so I try whatever I do like school, because I'm learning. I'm learning to work with directors like John Singleton because I don't know what I'm doing. I'm learning what I can do and what I can't do. You want to have somebody you can trust and say, "You can do that, you can't do it this way." Right now, I just like to do small things with directors I can trust.
When I travel abroad, because I'm Colombian, I'm always one that they check twice and security and I'm the one that they open my bag and the one they pull to the side to check the visa. They leave me standing there. Some officer takes my passport for ten minutes. They come back, they look at each other. I'm used to it, but the people who travel with me, they get so annoyed. But I always arrive to my destination.