If you still watch Modern Family (or are forced to watch it with your own family), you probably can agree with me that Sofia Vergara is one of the best elements of the show. She’s still hilarious, adorable, and (obvs) ridiculously attractive, which doesn’t necessarily add to the show but it certainly doesn’t take anything away, either. This month, she’s on the cover of Vanity Fair‘s May issue talking about doing bilingual endorsement deals, being a savvy businesswoman, and, naturally, her boobs.
The stunning cover, shot by Annie Leibovitz, features Sofia in a gorgeous, low-cut dress befitting of Miss Scarlett in Clue, i.e. the penultimate vintage style icon. And speaking of low-cut, here’s what Sofia has to say about her 32F breasts:
“My boobs are, like, huge.” She gives a representation of said hugeness with her hands. “My whole life, buying a bra was a nightmare. What I used to do when I moved to L.A., I found places like Frederick’s of Hollywood that make bras for [strippers].” She adds, “Believe me, I wish I had fake boobs. I lay down and they completely go down like all the way, like here.” Another representation with her hands. “It’s not fun.” …
“Sometimes you read in the press like, oh, Sofía is wearing again the same shape dress, and I want to answer them and say, What the fuck do you want me to wear? Obviously there’s a reason why that’s what I go for.”
First of all: girl, I get it. Having big boobs can be wonderful, but they also get heavy, can be occasionally painful, and often require ugly bras, whether you’re going for the Frederick’s of Hollywood ones or the ultra-plain department store brands for larger chests. And picking a fancy outfit? Forget about it. Once you find a silhouette that doesn’t lead to nip slips or physical pain on your back and shoulders, it’s best to just stick to it.
Another wonderful thing Sofia talks about: her accent. Being from Colombia, Sofia has a gorgeous accent that she decided to incorporate into her performances as an actress rather than cover up:
“I hired the speech coach, and you have to work so much. It’s exhausting. It’s also boring. And I have a bad ear, you know? I’ve been in this country for 20-something years and I still sound like this . . . So I was going to auditions and the only thing I could focus on was the position of the tongue. I was not acting. And then I thought, If I can’t get a job with my accent, this is not a job for me.”
Considering there are millions of Latina women in the United States alone and so few Latina women on television, it’s great to see a solid female character on television (who also happens to be the highest paid TV actress, raking $37 million last year).
While I don’t think every interview with a curvy woman needs to involve talking about boobs, I did find this interesting because it’s a dilemma millions of women experience: how to dress for their large chests. Even Sofia’s 17-year-old costar Ariel Winter has faced this challenge, calling her curviness a “blessing and a curse.” Of course, as we have been seeing in the past year, Ariel has developed an excellent sense of style that not only fits her body, but also looks great on the red carpet.
Now, if only beautiful, curvy women weren’t simply put on a platform and spun around during awards shows, ahem ahem. That might be even better.