A Latino Hits It Big – Very Big

November 04, 2015

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“From the beginning I had a plan. I knew I wanted a makeup contract and to work with companies like Pepsi or Kmart.”

This very revealing quote is from an interview with the South American actress and businesswoman, Sophia Vergara that appeared in the October issue of InStyle magazine. Written by Mike Sager, the piece gives an interesting insight into the remarkable life and success of this 43-year-old dynamo.

On the cover of InStyle Magazine

Starting in Barranquilla, Colombia

Vergara had her first career breakthrough when she was only 17-years-old. She appeared in a TV commercial for Pepsi that took off like a rocket. “I had offers for TV shows, movies and commercials in Colombia,” she says. Instead of pursuing her entertainment career she got married, dropped out of dental school and had a baby. Then things changed. “I got divorced and, as a result, started thinking about what I was going to do for my son.”

Appealing to Latinos and non-Latinos

Today Vergara is Forbes magazine’s top-earning television actress. This four-time Emmy nominee reportedly makes more than $300,000 per episode on Modern Family. She also has lucrative endorsement and licensing deals with CoverGirl, Head & Shoulders, Kay Jewelers and Rooms to Go.

Remarkably, she is a co-founder of Latin World Entertainment, a talent management and entertainment-marketing firm. This translates into a multimillion-dollar empire that includes a Spanish-language tech news site.

Wearing what suits her type of figure

“I go for the Italian designers because they think more about being voluptuous and sexy – and that’s what I like. I always head straight to Cavalli or Dolce & Gabbana. Sometimes I wear fashions by other designers but the clothes are for girls who are taller or flatter. I have to alter them.”

A form-fitting jacket from Dolce & Gabbana

Marrying after 20 years as a single

Her son has just graduated from Emerson College and, very shortly she is getting married to a handsome, 6-foot-5 actor, Joe Manganiello who is 38-years-old and appeared in True Blood and Magic Mike XXL plus a recent movie with Reese Witherspoon (Hot Pursuit).

In conclusion, we can say that stunning Vergara is first among equals. Both famous and fabulously wealthy, she is also the co-founder of a business empire who is taking a run at happiness for the second time.

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Shaun Nelson-Henrick



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