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Sofia Vergara: ‘I know who I am. I know how I look’

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A while ago, Sofia Vergara was telling us that dressing her boobylicious body shape is a challenge, as she is at risk of looking like a stripper. Today’s quotes are equally interesting:

I’m a natural blonde, but when I started acting, I would go to auditions, and they didn’t know where to put me because I was voluptuous and had the accent, but I had blonde hair. The moment I dyed my hair dark, it was, “Oh, she’s the hot Latin girl.’ I loved it “Being brunette toned me down a bit.”

For every 100 roles that come out for another actress, there are two that fit somebody like me. I mean, I cannot play a scientist. I know who I am. I know how I look. I know how I sound. I’m not going to tell my agent, Book me for Schindler’s List 2.

… says Sofia.

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Sidney
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Sidney

I have a hard time picturing her as a natural blonde. But then, maybe for her, a light brown also means blonde, in my country you need to have a really light hair for it to be considered blonde. The acting, i appreciate her honesty, she’s not trying to act like she’s all that and more, but if she isn’t even trying to improve herself, she’s very one-dimensional. Basically with what she’s saying i get the picture that she’d always be playing some kind of version of herself. I do adore her in Modern Family.

Mia
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this is true, where I grew up people with light brown hair are considered blonde.

Priscila
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Priscila

http://www.latinoreview.com/images/stories/sofia2.jpg

To me this is blonde, but I’m brazilian so….

Vivi
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Vivi

I’m from the czech republic and to us that’s light brown. most people said doutzen is a blonde in this pic
http://www.supo.be/userfiles/uploads/Katrien/Vrouwen_internationaal/doutzenkroes.jpg

but she still is a light brunette to me

Golden Girl
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Golden Girl

C’mon, she’s SUPER blond in that picture… If you think she’s brunette, then to you I must be BLACK. (I’m olive-skinned, medium brown hair, dark brown eyes.)

vivi
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vivi

it’s funny you say that, because in Prague many of the women have naturally light haircolors but either dyed jet black or this really intense sort of cherry red are the popular colours. Most czech women dye their hair and “subtle” isnt in our vocabulary. it just makes me laugh because i lighten my hair to platinum and everyone here thinks its crazy but when i visit family in america it’s a sea of blondes. So where you’re from really must make a difference!

Lovisa
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eeh okej. she is definitly blonde there!

Mia
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that is indeed blonde, I totally agree!

Lovisa
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yes, i agree

BRE
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To me that isn’t blonde but I’m the very pale with blonde hair so I guess it just depends on your background.

Nana
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Nana

This is interersting. I think she has brown hair in this photo. Actually I would consider it even dark brown. I’m naturally blond meaning something like this http://yourbeautyspot.ninemsn.com.au/img/yourcelebrityvote/lady-ga-ga.jpg 😀 But because of my skin tone (not dark, not even medium but still darker than the average skin tone in Finland) and quite dark eyebrows I look very weird with my natural hair so I dye my hair dark brown – just a bit darker than Sofia’s!

hong kong fooey
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hong kong fooey

she really is naturally blonde! google sofia vergara blonde and you’ll see the pictures, also one of her earlier films showed her natural blonde hair. she is a natural blonde, but in the above picture she is clearly a brunette. when she went on auditions they didn’t know where to place her so she died her hair to get more roles as the stereotypical latina. hollywood can be so stupid sometimes… but anyway, google and you’ll see.

Maria
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Maria

Schindler’s List 2? I guess she really could never play a scientist…

solaxi
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solaxi

Ugh. sorry that’s all i have to say

Erica
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Erica
It depends on where you come from how fair haired you need to be to be called blonde. I have medium brown hair with (natural) blonde highlights and some people would call me blonde – especially those from India, etc. But I wouldn’t really call myself blonde as when I think blonde I think of the bombshells from the 50’s! I can’t really imagine Sofia being a very fair blonde – she is probably a dark blonde naturally. As for the ‘Schindler’s List 2’ comment – she really isn’t doing herself any favours with that one! Still, there are plenty… Read more »
CurvesRule
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CurvesRule

Hats of to her for seizing the opportunity. Isn’t that what living and working in this great country is about.

She is a stunning sexy Latina that 99% of men would love to get their hands on. She is the reason I watch Modern Family.

@ Maria, she was just being facetious by referring to Schindler’s List 2.

Chrissy
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Chrissy

thank you! someone else got it! (it made me giggle to be quite honest – just the idea of it is so out there!) anyhow the point is she’s not going to go after other steretypical ethnicities and be able to play them believably.

yare
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yare

exactly! and she not only says: how I look, but also who I’m, and she’s not the scientist kind, it’s out of her comfort zone, just what I think, great girl

Lovisa
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hmm i’d never picture her as a blonde. but maybe she means dirty blonde?

TJ
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no she was legit blonde. check out her website, it has her old modeling pics on it.

paulette
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paulette

I dont think she was a “blonde” and I dont think she is a “brunette” now. She was a light brown/dark blonde and now a darker brown. Ok may be I am being to picky now hehe

suzushii
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She could never play a scientist because scientist are all what:

men?
ugly?
flat chested?
non-latina?

What a moron.

Casey
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Casey
Exactly the point I was going to make. Even if that were somehow true in real life, an on-screen scientist would still probably be a sexy, bosomed, latina woman. Actressess of any role are usually attractive, and not plain. I think her going for a specific role has less to do with how she looks and more to do with her comfort zone and talent. Maybe she’s just more comfortable and better at doing the roles she usually does, and wouldn’t be able to pull off a serious, Schindler’s list role. But like I said, that’s not because of how… Read more »
Katy
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Katy

i agree! way to enforce those stereotypes…

Ana
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Don’t get too serious now, she was just joking. I dig her
*I’m not going to tell my agent, ‘Book me for Schindler’s List 2.’ * that’s just hilarious

snoops
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snoops
She makes it sounds like her sexy looks are the reason why she isn’t doing serious roles – how silly – aren’t almost all the actresses in hollywood sexy? Look at Scarlett Johansson, Salma Hayek, Penelope Cruz, Halle Berry,Angelina Jolie, to name but a few! And sorry but these women are much, much more sexy than sofia, so her comment just sounds….ridiculous. Looks have nothing to do with why she is not doing great movies instead of a comedy show, beautiful and sexy women are very much the norm in hollywood casting – she’s made it sound like she is… Read more »
Kimberly
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Kimberly

I have to agree with you Snoops. These comments are very irritating.

veruca salt
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veruca salt

its not just the sexy look, its the sexy latina look what shes talking about.

aj
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Totally agree, well said

Ashes
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Ashes

Could not agree with you more! Even if she were trying to sound funny, there is still no excuse for perpetuating stereotypes.

EllaLaLa
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EllaLaLa
I actually think her comments make a lot of sense. Yes, someone like Salma Hayek broke out of the mould, but she herself said she was typecast as the ‘sexy Latina’ all the time at the beginning of her career. Once you are typecast it is tough to be chosen for a different role. It’s just the same as how East Asian men are either dorks or martial arts masters. Even if you are successful in your home country and have played a variety of roles, you WILL get typecast for your looks and accent on trying to break into… Read more »
apathetic
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apathetic
I completely agree with you, Ella! Thank you! I’m glad someone gets it! I mentioned that in my comment lower down on the page. The entertainment industry is vain and shallow at its core. There are exceptions: unattractive and/or truly talented actresses that aren’t that sexy that make a pass, most recently Gabourey Sidibe, but rarely does a story like hers come to fruition. That is the industry. why is everyone acting like they don’t get it?! I completely understand what Sofia is saying, the hands behind the decisions in Hollywood are not necesarily impressed with how talented an actress… Read more »
Emilie
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Emilie

Oh Im sure she have a hard time getting her blonde roots done every month :P.Come on we are not stupid.

nikki
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nikki

same with ashely simpson, huh?
why do people find it so hard to believe that she had blonde hair and dyed it? blonde hair isnt everyone’s ideal!

Emilie
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Emilie

Cause I googled her “blonde” pictures and you can see her brown roots.Maybe she is colorblind.

Padme
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Padme

You’re right, her blonde pics do have dark roots lol. That is not a natural blonde. Why lie about something so stupid?

salma
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salma
for God’s sake! there isn’t one and only kind of blonde, there are a lot, caramel blonde, honey blonde, platinum blonde, bronde, dark blonde, highlights… you don’t have to be platinum blonde to be blonde, that is just one type of blonde. I’m Spaniard and to me this is blonde http://www.esmas.com/fotogaleria/images/galeria/espectaculos/SofiaVergara/SofiaVergara01.jpg maybe in Finland or Sweden it’s dark brown but for a latina, in Colombia this is very light, blonde. About her comments I totally understand what she means, she has a very strong accent and a very curvy body, it’s very difficult to her to get a non sexy… Read more »
Lang
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Lang

She looks really good in clothes…but in a bikini–not so much. Lol.

Isa
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She makes sense and she understands the business she’s in. You’ve got to know what types of roles you’re probable and improbable to play due to your image.

Molly
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Molly

ugh… there are plenty of sexy, talented actresses out there (far sexier than her, in my opinion) that take serious roles, and don’t rely on their chest for their paycheck.
And since when do latina women get to fall under the “extra sexy” category? Sexy women are sexy– no matter if they are French, American, Swedish, or Columbian.
Also, her bikini pictures are NOT flattering. Yikes. Much better in clothes.

veruca salt
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veruca salt

ahahaha, since always.

tj
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Now this is what I truly call “curvy” and not Christina Hendrick who is just overweight and unfit.
Sofia is a gorgeous woman.

Ashes
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Ashes

Christina Hendricks is not overweight. She may not be your ideal of beauty but many people find her stunning.

aperson
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aperson

Wow. This is absurd. Here’s a woman who basically celebrates the fact that other people are responsible for determining her value as an actress as…..sexy latina? And the most riveting issue here is whether she really has blonde or light brown hair? Yay for women….

apathetic
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apathetic

not everyone wants to be an actress for artistic purposes. some don’t mind the shallow existence that comes with fame. if it puts money in her pockets that may be all she’s thinking about. if she wanted to do more she probably could and would… or at least try. as far as other people determining the value of an actress… welcome to being a woman in the entertainment industry, just because she’s the only one to SAY something like that, doesn’t mean she’s the only living with that evil truth. Julia, Halle, and even Meryl had to work through it.

Laura
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Laura

She’s a dork…there were a LOT of hot females in sci-fi movies laying doctors and PhDs…maybe she’s not talented enough to get out of her stereotype.

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