Being Latina and breaking into the entertainment industry is not easy. Many of the most admirable women in the industry are Latinas. I truly admire every one of them for their hard work and representing the Latino community. Ever wonder how they got discovered? Every week I’ll pick one and write about how they started their careers. I did a little bit of research and this week I picked…
This Colombian hottie is my favorite. She is funny, smart, and beautiful. Sofia was discovered at the age of 17 by a photographer while tanning on a beach in Colombia. Her first acting role was in a Pepsi commercial.
She later transitioned to hosting. She hosted a few shows on Univision, the most recognized hispanic network. Of course her career doesn’t end there. Everyone wanted more of the charismatic Colombian. She took an acting role on: Big Trouble (2002), Chasing Papi ( (2003), Soul Plane (2004), Four Brothers (2005), Lords of Dogtown (2005), Meet the Browns (2008), Happy Feet(2011), and The Smurfs (2011). Films are not her only specialties, she also signed a contract with ABC to appear on Hot Properties, The Knights of Prosperity, and the most talked about show, Modern Family.
Sofia is also the new face of Diet Pepsi.
Sofia has a 2o-year-old son named Manolo Gonzalez. In interviews, she talks about Manolo always making fun of her heavy accent. It certainly looks like they have a good mother and son relationship.
-“In 1999 Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú awarded Vergara the Hispanic Woman of the Year Award, commending her leadership skills representing the qualities Latina women have to offer to the world.”
– “In 2007 she was named one of The 25 Most Powerful Hispanic Women in the Entertainment Industry by The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard.”
– ” Studied pre-dentistry at the University of Columbia for three years. Only a few semesters were left to graduate before she moved to another country to pursue her acting/modeling career.”
I love Sofia. I can relate to her in a lot of ways, especially being a Latina :). Stay tuned for next week’s Hottest Latinas in the Entertainment Industry post!