Sunday, 10 July 2011

Sofía Vergara

Sofía Vergara


Sofia Vergara is a 34 years old Colombian model, actress and entrepreneur. Her first notable acting job in English was in the movie Chasing Papi. Vergara is 1.70 m (5 ft7 in) tall, and she has naturally light brown/sunbleached-blonde hair. Could you drive on those curves?

Biography
Birth name                 Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara
Other names              La Toti
Birth date                  July 10, 1972
Birth place                 Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia
Eye color                   Hazel
Hair color                  Blonde
Height                       5' 7" (170 cm)
Nationality                 Colombian
Ethnicity                    White hispanic
Occupation               Actress, comedian, model, television host
Years active              1995–present


Personal Background
She grew up in her hometown of Barranquilla and was raised as a devout Catholic in a well-off family, attending a private bilingual Spanish/English school. She speaks Spanish and English both very well, (with a Midwestern accent in English).

Her mother, Margarita Vergara Dávila de Vergara, is a homemaker, and her father, Julio Enrique Vergara Robayo, produced cattle for the meat industry.  She grew up on her father's farm, where for recreation and exercise, she liked to swim in a river and ride horses.



Career
She was discovered by a photographer while walking a Colombian beach. Soon, Sofia Vergara was presented with attractive offers in modeling and TV work, and followed that course.

Vergara had been widely known for co-hosting two TV shows for Univisión in the late 1990s. Her TV career opened up for her a window of exposure to North American audiences prior to her first notable acting job in English, the 2003 film Chasing Papi. Subsequently, she appeared in films, including two Tyler Perry films, Meet the Browns (2008) and Madea Goes to Jail (2009), receiving an ALMA Award nomination for the latter.

Vergara currently stars on the critically acclaimed ABC series Modern Family as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.


Sofia Vergara made her first public appearance at the age of 17 in a Pepsi-Cola commercial that was widely telecast all over Latin America. Considering that she had a son, mother, and younger siblings who needed her financial support in the absence of her father, who had departed the family, gave Sofia Vergara further impetus to drop out of college and go to work where she could earn good wages.

She moved to Bogota at the age of 20, where she worked as a model on the fashion runway and on TV. From 1995 to 1999, she was co-host with Fernando Fiore on the Fuera de Serie ("Out of Sight"), a series which sent her to exotic places all over the world. It was telecast on the international Univision Spanish-language network, and it made her a star in the Latin American market and gave Sofia some USA TV exposure. Sofia Vergara also co-hosted the Univision show A que no te atreves ("I Dare You").


Besides runway and catalog modeling work, Sofia Vergara also did independent projects. Sofia Vergara was photographed for posters swimsuit calendars in 1998, 2000, and 2002. These were top sellers in Latin Ameica, and also penetrated the North American market. Sofia Vergara did South American television ads, and also posed in swimsuits for posters for beer advertising, especially for Miller Lite beer.

Sofia Vergara is 5' 8" tall, and she has naturally blonde/sunbleached hair. (For films and TV, Sofia Vergara is frequently required to dye it brunette to make her look more "Latina".) As for her figure, she says that she has been built this way since she was 13 years old, and it is all 100% natural.





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