Sofia Vergara concedes her curves have helped “a lot” with her career, but says she still faces a daily struggle before getting out the door.
"When I was 13, I got these ridiculous boobs," Vergara says. "I wanted surgery. I told my mom, 'As soon as I'm older, please take these boobs away.' She said, 'Sofia, shut up. When you're 18, it will be different.’”
Indeed, Vergara says she is now “grateful I have them, and honestly, they've helped me a lot in my career.”
As a natural blonde, Vergara said her hair was not always as prized an asset during her early auditions.
"It was ignorance: They thought every Latin person looks like Salma Hayek," Vergara says. "The moment I dyed my hair dark, it was, 'Oh, she's the hot Latin girl.' I loved it I’d always felt a little ‘too much’ as a blonde, like a big-mouth version of Pamela Anderson. Being brunette toned me down a bit.”
Even with the dyed hair, Vergara says her background and body type limit the types of roles she can take on.
"I mean, I cannot play a scientist. I know who I am. I know how I look,” she says. “I know how I sound. I'm not going to tell my agent, 'Book me for ‘Schindler's List 2.'"