Modern Family Star Sofia Vergara Dances Herself Slim and Avoids Red Meat

by Emily

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ABC’s hit comedy Modern Family airs Wednesdays at 9/8c. Sofia Vergara plays Gloria, the outspoken and fearless wife of Jay and mother of Manny. Like her character, Sofia Vergara embraces life and loves her body. Check out the workout, diet, and life tips Sofia recently shared with Self magazine!

Sofia Vergara on Working Out

Sofia rocks a gorgeous, voluptuous body, but hates hitting the gym. Instead she dances her way to fitness. She says, “I hate to work out. I get in a bad mood when I have to do it! I’m not athletic. But I love dancing to Latin music, so I have a trainer who dances with me for an hour, three times a week. The truth is, you work out for health and you do look better. And I have a responsibility to the show. Nobody wants to see Gloria with a flat ass!”

Although Sofia Vergara recognizes the importance of a good workout, she won’t go under the knife to combat aging. She says, “I exercise because you need it to stay slim and stay put, especially as you get older. But some women overdo it: Their body looks 20, but their face looks horrible. You need a little fat in your face! So they fill their face with crap, and then they look like monsters. Who do you think you’re fooling? We know those aren’t your lips. I don’t want plastic surgery or fillers or Botox.”

Sofia Vergara on Diet

Like many modern stars, Sofia Vergara finds moderation and balance in her diet. She says, “I love Sophia Loren. She looks so great, and I don’t think there’s a picture of her on a treadmill or going to pilates! And there are pictures of her eating! I’m not saying eat whatever you want and be huge. I don’t eat red meat. I read once that Sophia Loren didn’t eat red meat. Since I was used to eating organic in Colombia, when I moved to Miami, the meat didn’t taste good to me, anyway, so I stopped eating it. I’ve been off it for 16 years. My problem is dessert. I don’t feel done eating until I have something sweet. On Mondays, my diet is good. Tuesdays, perfect. Wednesday night, um. By Thursday, it’s horrible.”

Sofia Vergara on Accepting her Body

Although Sofia feels great about her body today, her teen years were a struggle. She says, “When I was 13, I got these ridiculous boobs. I wanted surgery. I told my mom, ‘As soon as I’m older, please take these boobs away.’ She said, ‘Sofía, shut up. When you’re 18, it will be different.’ I was like, ‘Why would I want these huge tits? I’m a 34DD.’ It’s hard to dress. No matter what I wear, I look like a stripper. That said, I’m grateful I have them, and honestly, they’ve helped me a lot in my career. And I’ve always felt sexy.”

Sofia’s culture also helps her feel confident in her own skin. “In Colombia, you grow up feeling more comfortable and sexual in your body. You see that your mother, aunts and friends all think they’re fabulous! Latin families are hilarious. Every time we have a party, someone is slapping someone or throwing food, but the next day, everybody is together again. It’s ridiculous and great. When we need to blow off steam, we scream, and that’s it; we’re fine.”

Even Sofia Vergara isn’t immune to the pressures of aging in Hollywood. She says, “I don’t want to age any more! But when I see somebody aging normally and somebody fighting it like crazy, I always think the one who hasn’t done anything looks better than the other one. The sooner you learn that, the better off you are. But I do love beauty products. If you tell me putting cement around my eyes will make them look younger, I’ll do it! I bought my apartment in L.A. because it had an area where I could have a huge ‘product closet’!”

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