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Sofia Vergara, Colombia

Sofia Vergara, Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Pamela David are latina catwalk and lingerie models. They are among the most sought-after models in the world, stars in their own countries and famous abroad. We profile them for your delight.

Sofia Margarita Vergara, born July 10, 1972, is a Colombian model, actress and entrepreneur. Since is fluent in English and Spanish, which has helped launch her acting and business career in the United States. Vergara was discovered by a photographer while walking on a beach in Colombia.

Nicknamed Sofia Viagra, she was known in North America from her modeling work before she started acting. Her first serious acting job in English was in Chasing Papi.

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara. Go to Adriana Lima

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara, Colombia. Go to Adriana Lima

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara. Go to Adriana Lima

Vergara was raised in a conservative Catholic family which gave her reservations about modeling early in her career. With the blessing of her Catholic schoolteachers she felt more confident accepting racier assignments.

Vergara made her first appearance as a performer at the age of 17 in a Pepsi commercial which was widely broadcast in Latin America.

Vergara moved to Bogota at the age of 20, where she worked as a runway model and on television. From 1995 to 1999, she was co-host with Fernando Fiore on Fuera de Serie that sent her to exotic places around the world.

The show was telecast on the international Univision Spanish language television network. This made her a star in the Latin American market. It also gave Vergara exposure in the United States on Univision stations there.

Vergara plays Alicia Oviedo in the Colombian version of the television show Desperate Housewives, which is called Amas de Casa Desesperadas. Her character is the equivalent of Mary Alice Young. She has also appeared on the ABC drama Dirty Sexy Money as Jeremy Darling's lover.

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