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
Sofia Vergara: I Was Once Told to Lose Weight, Says 'Modern Family' Star
Actress Sofia Vergara arrives at the Style Icon Super Bowl party on Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011 in Dallas, Texas.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)

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. (Read more Sofia Vergara stories.)

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