12 Things You Didn’t Know About Sofia Vergara

  
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Sofia Vergara has risen to international fame through her role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on the widely popular sitcom, Modern Family. She quickly became a fan favorite on the show with her comical performance and lovable character. Sofia came from humble beginnings in Columbia, and is now one of the highest-earning women in U.S. television and was ranked one of the most powerful women in the world by Forbes in 2014. She’s received several Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations over the span of her career and is now married to fellow actor, Joe Manganiello. In honor of her upcoming birthday, here’s a look at 12 things you probably didn’t know about this Sofia Vergara!

12. Her Childhood

Sofia Margarita Vergara was born in 1972 in Barranquilla, Atlantico, Columbia. Her mother, Margarita Vergara Davila de Vergara, was a stay at home mother, and her father, Julio Enrique Vergara Robayo, was a cattle farmer for the meat industry. She attended a bilingual school where she learned to speak in both Spanish and English school in Columbia. Growing up her nickname was ‘La Toti.’

Source: Sofia Vergara/Twitter

Source: Sofia Vergara/Twitter

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11. Modelling and Acting Career

When she was only 17-years-old, Sofia was discovered by a photographer and began modeling. She soon began landing gigs like starring in a Pepsi commercial and she would use the money to support her family. Her acting and modeling career sometimes conflicted with her very strict Catholic religion. She was raised in a Catholic family and attended a Catholic school, so she was “apprehensive about doing her first television commercial until her Catholic school teachers gave her their personal permission to take the assignment.” She landed modeling gigs with big companies like Pepsi and Miller Lite.

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