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SOFIA VERGARA | DIVAS WE LOVE Series

This “modern” woman has perfected the art of self deprecation and has used her assets to build an empire. The mind-blowing success that Colombian born beauty actress Sofia Vergara, or as her parents formally named her Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara, has built for herself is no laughing matter; but she is laughing all the way to the bank!

Sofia Vergara in younger days used her assets to her advantage

Sofia Vergara has always used her assets to her advantage

Sofia Vergara in 2007

Sofia in 2007

Sofia Vergara has used everything in her toolbox to create a life and empire of success filled with unimaginable twists and turns

Sofia Vergara has used everything in her toolbox to create a life and empire of success filled with unimaginable twists and turns

The Making of Sofia Vergara… A Gift From God

Discovered at the age of seventeen on a beach in Colombia, Sofia Vergara was always a striking figure being both statuesque and buxom.  With a deeply religious upbringing as her foundation, Sofia struggled to embrace her natural sex appeal that garnered her hordes of attention. After getting seeking and permission from her Catholic school teachers, she dove head first into the secular life and embraced her role as a public figure and was featured in commercials and other modelling gigs.  Her first Pepsi commercial at the start of her career set the trend for things to come for this playful actress who had a knack for being beautifully goofy.

Sofia Vergara as a toddler

Sofia as a toddler

Discovered at the age of seventeen on a beach in Colombia, Sofia Vergara was always a striking figure being both statuesque and buxom.

Discovered at the age of seventeen on a beach in Colombia, Sofia Vergara was always a striking figure being both statuesque and buxom.

Her big television debut came in 1995 when she was cast in the Mexican telenovela “Acapulco, Cuerpo y Alma”. She quickly found her stride and  went on to co-host two television shows for Spanish-language television network Univisión in the late 1990s which increased her exposure and appeal and solidifying her as a Latin American star.

Sofia Vergara has always been recognized for her oozing sex appeal

Sofia co-hosted Univision’s Spanish travel show “Fuera De Serie “from 1995-1998. The show took Vergara and co-host Fernando Fiore to various exotic locations.

Then, at the age of twenty Sofia, and her then husband and childhood sweetheart Joe Gonzalez, had a son by the name of Manolo González Ripoll-Vergara. Sadly after a brief two year marriage the couple divorce in 1993.

Sofia Vergara 's wedding to her first husband Joe Gonzalez in 1991

Sofia’s wedding to her first husband Joe Gonzalez in 1991 sadly ended in divorce two years later after the birth of their son Manolo

Sofia Vergara and newborn son

Sofia Vergara gave birth to son Manolo in 1992 at the age of twenty

Sofia Vergara and newborn son

Sofia Vergara and then husband Joe Gonzalez with the son

Sofia Vergara and her son Manolo, 19, smile in the latest Got Milk mustache ad.

Sofia Vergara and her son Manolo, 19, smile in the latest Got Milk mustache ad.

In the late 90s after the untimely murder of her brother Rafael in Bogota, Columbia Sofiia packed up her son, her mother and her sister and moved to Miami, FL to continue and expand her career options. Unfortunately all was not roses for the actress, and in 2000 she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and underwent surgery to have a thyroid gland removed.

Sofia Vergara at Stand Up to Cancer event

Sofia Vergara at Stand Up to Cancer event

Sofia Vergara is a cancer survivor

Sofia Vergara is a cancer survivor

Next up were supporting parts in the Tyler Perry movies “Meet the Browns” and “Madea Goes to Jail.” ABC cast Vergara in several shows — 2007’s “Dirty Sexy Money” was a moderate success. In 2007 the actress also starred in the Spanish-language version of Desperate Housewives when the series premiered.  Then 2009 brought the role that would change the actresses life for ever…..“Modern Family” was launched onto the world and Sofia became the show’s runaway star.  To-date, according to Wikipedia “Modern Family” has amassed  eight Television Critic Awards (3 wins), ten Directors Guild of America Awards (2 wins), twelve Golden Globe Awards (1 win), eighteen Writers Guild of America Awards (6 wins), twenty-five Screen Actors Guild Awards(5 wins), and eighty Primetime Emmy Awards (22 wins). It has also received four consecutive awards from the American Film Institute, awarding the best of television, one for each of its first four seasons (2010–2013).

Cheryl (Sofia Vergara) and Brenda (Angela Bassett) in TYLER PERRY'S MEET THE

Cheryl (Sofia Vergara) and Brenda (Angela Bassett) in TYLER PERRY’S MEET THE

Tyler Perry stars as Madea and Sofia Vergara stars as T.T. in Lionsgate Films' Madea Goes to Jail (2009). Photo credit by Alfeo Dixon.

Tyler Perry stars as Madea and Sofia Vergara stars as T.T. in Lionsgate Films’ Madea Goes to Jail (2009). Photo credit by Alfeo Dixon.

Tyler Perry stars as Madea and Sofia Vergara stars as T.T. in Lionsgate Films' Madea Goes to Jail (2009). Photo credit by Alfeo Dixon.

Lionsgate Films’ Madea Goes to Jail (2009). poster

Sofia Vergara starred in the Spanish version of Desperate Housewives in 2007

Sofia starred in the Spanish version of Desperate Housewives in 2007

Modern Family Season 1 promo picture featuring Sofia Vergara

Modern Family Season 1 promo picture

Modern Family starring Sofia Vergara

Not a perfect family but definitely today’s “Modern Family”

Modern Family with Sofia Vergara at the Emmys

Emmys: ‘Modern Family’ Wins Outstanding Comedy Series

SAG Awards 2017 Sofia Vergara

“Modern Family” cast with their awards at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2017

Then came the infamous 2011 Diet Pepsi’s commercial, “Beach Tweet,” with Sofia and David Beckham which went viral and made the star. With obvious curves well beyond most Hollywood starlets, Sofia’s personal style always grabs the spotlight and has helped make her a household name.

Vanity Fair May 2015 Sofia Vergara Annie Leibovitz

Vanity Fair May 2015 Sofia Vergara Annie Leibovitz

Sofia Vergara Leggy Candid at The Wolsley Restaurant in London

Sofia’s personal style always grabs the spotlight and has helped make her a household name

Sofia Vergara 's casual style is carefree and always polished

Sofia’s casual style is carefree and always polished

Some of Sofia Vergara's Best Red Carpet Looks of All Time

Some of Sofia Vergara’s Best Red Carpet Looks of All Time

Navigating a rocky love life, even a rumored short tryst with Tom Cruise, and dating a slew of reported questionable “bad boys”, in 2014 Sofia finally met her second husband, equally sexy “True Blood” and “Magic Mike” star Joe Manganiello and married in Palm Beach, Florida on November 21, 2015 in a highly publicized fairy-tale wedding.

After a brief, but intense courtship Sofia Vergaraand Joe wed in 2015

After a brief, but intense courtship Sofia and Joe wed in 2015

Sofia Vergara married Joe Manganiello in November 2015

A fairytale wedding indeed, Sofia married Joe Manganiello in November 2015

Sofia Vergara married Joe Manganiello in November 2015

Perfectly suited

Sofia Vergara and husband Joe Mangenello on a joint magazine cover for HOLA! USA

Sofia Vergara and husband Joe Mangenello on a joint magazine cover for HOLA! USA

Honeymoon photo shared by the couple in 2015 Sofia Vergara

The couple is said to share a love of laughter and fun together; something the actress never had in previous relationships

Honeymoon photo shared by the couple in 2015 Sofia Vergara

Honeymoon photo shared by the couple in 2015

Definitely at the very top of her game the ‘Modern Family’ actress has topped ‘Forbes’ list of highest-paid TV actresses for the fifth consecutive year, with $43 million in earnings, but money is not the only thing that drives this beauty. With a heart of gold, and feet firmly planted in working-class roots, Sofia lend plenty of time, energy and star power to charitable causes.

Sofia Vergara Raises Awareness for St. Jude's 'Thanks and Giving' Campaign

Sofia Vergara Raises Awareness for St. Jude’s ‘Thanks and Giving’ Campaign

In 2014 Italian eatery Buca di Beppo is partnered with actress Sofia Vergara in the "Meatballs 4 Ninos" campaign, in which $1 of every meatball appetizer, entree or side dish order is given to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

In 2014 Italian eatery Buca di Beppo is partnered with actress Sofia Vergara in the “Meatballs 4 Ninos” campaign, in which $1 of every meatball appetizer, entree or side dish order is given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

As a longtime cancer survivor herself, Sofia Vergara is always on hand to lend support to cancer research

As a longtime cancer survivor herself, Sofia is always on hand to lend support to cancer research

As a self-made millionaire, actress, savvy business woman and self-proclaimed hot-blooded Columbia Sofia has carved a unique path to international success. Not always as beautiful as her exterior would lead you to believe, Sofia’s leads a genuine, impassioned and compassionate life full of love laughter and definitive of what “modern life” is all about. For this and so many other reasons, Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara is a DIVA We Love!