Sofia Vergara: I Was Told to Lose Weight

'Modern Family' sex symbol talks about the early days of her career
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2011 8:39 AM CST
Actress Sofia Vergara arrives at the Style Icon Super Bowl party on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 in Dallas, Texas.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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(Newser) – Sofia Vergara is what one might call a “hottie,” but before the Modern Family star was well-known, she was regarded more as a "fattie." “They would send me the dresses” to wear to awards shows, usually in size zero, “and it was impossible. I mean, no matter what I did” they didn’t fit, she told the ladies of The Talk yesterday. “It was a nightmare.”

“So, somebody told me, ‘You have to lose weight because … in the pictures, you’re gonna look better. Look at the other actors, how good they look,’” she continued. “So I told her, ‘Yeah, they might look better in pictures, but I look better naked.’” Click to watch the video.

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