Sofia Vergara Gets Down To Business; Says Family Grounds Her

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If you were expecting actress Sofia Vergara to be anything like her flighty yet feisty bombshell character Gloria on the hit show "Modern Family", you'd be sadly mistaken – at least on that flight part. Sofia graces the winter cover of Glam Belleza Latina and inside she talks about everything from her business sense, her savings account, her Latina pride and more. 

 

Sofia on her business sense:

“I’m not ashamed to say I love making money. I like business  and the truth is I save way more than I spend. I invest. I plan for the future. I have a special eye for opportunities and work harder than anyone might expect. It is fun to shock people with my busi­ness ideas. Most people just see me as Gloria.”

Sofia on darkening her natural blonde hair:

“When I first got to Hollywood, I wasn’t getting roles because I didn’t look, according to many casting directors and producers, ‘Latina enough.’ The reality is Latinos come in all colors, heights, and flavors, but who was I to preach this stuff when I needed a job? My team and I decided to darken my hair to make it more in tune with my accent, and it worked.”

Sofia on her bilingual appeal:

“For me, it’s so clear. There are millions of hard­working Latinos in the U.S., doing their jobs, willing to try harder to succeed, and taking good care of their kids and family. We all spend, buy, participate heavily in this economy, and support each other. So I am one of them. I made my crossover, but I am still 100 percent a Latina mom.”

On her relationship with her family:

“They are all so happy for me and supportive. I cel­ebrated my fortieth birthday in Mexico by flying 100 of them in from Barranquilla, Bogotá, Miami, and Los Angeles, and we spent a week partying like crazy. My family is what keeps me going, is my engine, what makes me happiest. For the Emmys I invited 20 of them, and we all went together to the ceremony and the parties and had the best time. Because fame came so early in my life, they don’t read much into it.”

What the term Latina beauty means to her:

“I see it more like an attitude. The glam and sexi­ness of Latinas live in the fact that most of us take great care of ourselves; we make our hair beautiful; we love perfume; we can wear high heels without complain­ing. I remember my mother and aunts always wear­ing makeup and looking beautiful even if it was just to drop us off at school.”

 

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