Sofia Vergara is a beautiful Colombian model and actress who rose to prominence in the late 1990s while co-hosting two television shows for Univision – a Spanish-language television network.
Sofia was first discovered as a model by an undisclosed photographer who saw her walking on a Colombian beach. Excited and overwhelmed by her irresistible beauty and body shape, the said photographer formally asked Sofia if she could work in the media and as a model. Being a staunch Catholic, it took the Colombian queen time and permission from her family and teacher to finally accept the offers.
A four-time Golden Globe Awards winner, Vergara made her debut English appearances in 2003 in a Latino comedy film titled: Chasing Papi, in which she took the character of Cici – a cocktail waitress from Miami. Following an impressive stage performance on Chasing Papi, she went to secure so many acting gigs.
To mention but a few, Sofia has starred in the following movies: Meet The Browns (2008), Madea Goes To Jail (2009), Four Brothers (2005), The Smurfs (2011), Happy Feet Two (2011, she worked as a voice actor), The Three Stooges (2012).
Born as Sofia Margarita Vergara, the Colombian beauty was born in Barranquilla, Colombia to Margarita Vergara de Vergara (mother) and Julio Enrique Vergara Robayo (father) on July 10, 1972.
Before separating from his wife, the star’s father worked as a cattle farmer while her mother, Margarita was a housewife. Born into a Roman Catholic family, Sofia and her five siblings (Rafael, Julio, Sandra and Veronica Vergara) were groomed to be calm, respectful, godly, and hardworking.
She had her high school education at Marymount International School, a private co-educational Catholic school bilingual English/ Spanish private school, in Barranquilla, Colombia. After a successful completion of studies at Marymount, she enrolled at the University of Colombia to study dentistry. However, she dropped out without completing the last two semesters in order to give chase to her modelling career.
Growing up, Sofia Vergara and her siblings were well taken care of by their parents. She, however, lost her older brother in 1998, in gunfire during a failed kidnapping attempt. Saddened and devastated by the lost, Julio Enrique had to relocate his family from Columbia to Miami, Florida, in order to escape more troubles and unrest in Columbia.
Sofia Vergara’s Family, Husband, Son
The A-lister has a history of multiple relationships. She has been in three known relationships but has married twice. Her first marriage was to her high school lover Joe Gonzalez. Their union produced a son named Manolo Gonzalez-Ripoll Vergara on September 16, 1992. Joe and Sofia, however, separated in 1993 after their divorce was finalized.
After some time, she started seeing Nichola M. Loeb. The two reportedly got engaged on July 10, 2012, but called it off on May 23, 2014, without stating reasons for the decision.
In July 2014, the star began a serious relationship that with True Blood actor Joe Manganiello. Sofia and her new love dated for six months and then announced their engagement on December 25, 2014. The lovebirds finally tied the knot on November 21, 2015, at Palm Beach, Florida, in the presence of their family members, loved ones and colleagues.
Sofia’s son, Manolo Gonzalez-Ripoll Vergara, is already following in her mother’s step. He currently works as a TV presenter. In addition to this feat, hunky Manolo is an Instagram star whose ties to his mother helped in skyrocketing him to stardom. He has over 280,000 followers on Instagram.
The Colombian-born star attended Emerson College, where he majored in film production. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from the prestigious institution following a successful completion of his studies in 2015.
Presently, Manolo is not in any known relationship with the opposite sex neither has he fathered a child with any lady.
Sofia Vergara’s Net Worth
Apart from this star’s acting and modelling careers, she has made huge and neat earnings from other endeavours, which of course, helped in swelling up her net worth. At the age of seventeen, Sofia appeared in a Latin American-targeted Pepsi commercial that saw her pocket a handsome amount of money.
Sofia Vergara has also appeared in a number of commercials for Xfinity (Comcast’s brand) and State Farm. Sometime in 2013, she signed lucrative deals with popular brands like Rooms To Go, Diet Pepsi and Synthroid.
Since 2009, Sofia has been making it big in ‘Modern family’ – an American television mockumentary family sitcom that has attained appreciable success and popularity.
The Columbian-born superstar has also walked home with four Golden Globe Awards, four Primetime Emmy Awards and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards – many thanks to her rare and outstanding acting skills in Hollywood.
In 2012, 2013, and 2016 (she was worth $43 million until September of the last year), beautiful Sofia Vergara was named as the highest paid actress in TV in the United States by Forbes. Currently, she enjoys an impressive net worth of $120 million.
Rumours of possible plastic surgery by Sofia Vergara have always been on and off the spotlight. While many believe her age-defying looks is as a result of the several plastic surgeries she has turned to, others think otherwise.
But generally, experts believe the A-lister has gone under the knife severally just to maintain her appearance. It is believed that she has done cosmetic dentistry, breast enlargement, face lift, brow lift or Botox and even butt augmentation just to stay glowing and far younger than her age.
As one of Hollywood’s sexiest actresses, Vergara has never shied away from professing her love for cosmetic enhancement. But she’s yet to confirm or deny if she surgically enhanced her looks. Until then, we would believe she has a ‘good gene’ and hasn’t gone under the knife, as widely speculated.