Sofia Vergara began her career as a model at the tender age of just 17—and if it's possible has become more and more beautiful over the years. The 45-year-old stunner was discovered on the beach back in her home country of Colombia!
Vergara rose to prominence while co-hosting two television shows for Spanish-language television network Univisión in the late 1990s. Since then she's gone on to movies, tv, and, of course, Modern Family.
Vergara has always been nothing short of photogenic and these images don't just trace her career but her life.
Sofia Vergara—From Childhood To Today
Sofia was just a young teen when this black-and-white photo was taken, but it's clear she had that It-Girl look even then! She'd been in dentistry school but was offered a modeling job—and the rest is history! She landed several gigs, including a starring role in a Pepsi commercial.
How cute was she? Sofia has been onstage performing whole life even if she did think she'd play it safe in the world of dentistry. Little did she know that she would end up becoming the highest-paid actress on television!
Sofia was only 18-years-old when she had her son Manolo. In another life she could have starred on Teen Mom.
"My life as a mother has been hard, but not a nightmare," she said in 1993, according to reports. "I do like all working moms do. No life is perfect. What I do, it's part of life." And Manolo couldn't look cuter!
Live And In Concert
Is that Menudo in the background? Whoever it was, Sofia and her young friends were enjoying an outdoor concert in the sun.
The lights, the sound, the crowd; Vergara loved clubbing as a kid. The streamers on the floor suggest the night was over—but her career was about to take off in ways none of them could have imagined.
By age 23, Sofia was a runway model, and from 1995 to 1998, she co-hosted a travel show, Fuera de serie, which gave her exposure in the United States. Here she is pictures with family and Manolo.
Sofia’s First TV Series
Vergara's role on Fuera de serie saw her in some fun outfits and doing some outrageous things. And she looked amazing doing it too!
By 2004, Vergara was acting in her third movie, Soul Plane. She’s pictured here at the premiere at the Mann Village Theatre in Westwood looking stunning in a teal dress.
Close But No Cigar
In 2005, Vergara attended the ABC Upfront Party, a bash to celebrate their new fall shows. But this was still four years from the debut of Modern Family—and she had no idea what was to come for both her and ABC.
Lady of Dogtown
Vergara’s movie career was really starting to take off. She’s pictured here at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in the heart of Hollywood, at the premiere of Lords of Dogtown that she starred in.
The same year that Lords of the Dogtown was released, Vergara also starred in Four Brothers. At the premiere, she shone in an elegant black dress. She was a beautiful woman in charge now—no longer just that cute little kid.
Mom And Son
By 2006, Vergara’s son Manolo was no longer a little boy—but Vergara was (and still is) very much his mom. Here they’re eating lunch in the Village in NYC where we’re reminded no one ever gets too old to have their mom feed them some good food! Nom nom!
Hanging With Hubby
Despite the growing intensity of the paparazzi thanks to her bigger profile, Vergara still kept her feet firmly on the ground with her then-hubby Andres Lopez. Here the two were just hanging out in Soho, enjoying a wintery February day and still looking like a million dollars.
And then 2009 arrived and with it, the life-changing gig on Modern Family. The show began racking up awards almost immediately. Here, the cast is pictured at the 17th Annual SAG Awards.
By 2010, Vergara and her husband Andres had gone their separate ways and she was now dating Nick Loeb. You can bet he was enjoying the privilege of applying her suntan lotion as they vacationed together in Sardinia!
Ready For Prime Time
Later that same year, Vergara was pictured dressed in a gorgeous gold gown at the 62nd Prime Time Emmy Awards. Modern Family has premiered and is taking America by storm. She may have come a long way from her days as a teenage mom, but her family still means everything to her.
Walk Of Fame
Ed O’Neill is flanked by both his famous on-screen wives—the beautiful Katey Sagal (from Married With Children) and, of course, Vergara from Modern Family—as he accepts a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011.
Her New Man
Sofia is on top of her game. She’s pictured here holding the latest man in her life—a Modern Family SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series—in 2012.
We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for RadarOnline.com? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at (866) ON-RADAR (667-2327) any time, day or night.