Sofia Vergara was born in Columbia. She pursued a degree in dentistry but dropped out to try show biz instead. Vergara was discovered on a beach in Columbia and her first appearance was in a Latin American Pepsi ad. Vergara is probably best known for her role on Modern Family, but she has also appeared in films, and as a judge on America’s Got Talent. Vergara is the face of CoverGirl, has clothing and perfume lines and is a brand ambassador for Head & Shoulders shampoo. She has been nominated for multiple Golden Globes, Primetime Emmys and SAG awards. Vergara was the top-earning tv actress in 2012, 2013 and 2016 and she continues to rank among the best-paid actresses in the world. She has millions of followers on social media. Vergara has 1 adult son from her first marriage, and married actor Joe Manganiello in 2015. She is 5 feet 7 inches tall and and weighs about 140 lbs.
Sofia Vergara‘s Diet
Vergara was always naturally slim, and says when she was a teenager, she’d wear two pairs of jeans to give herself more of a shape. Still, time catches up with all of us and now she has to put more effort in to maintain her hourglass figure. Consistency is Vergara’s watchword with regard to both diet and exercise. She isn’t too strict, but she doesn’t like dieting and so she makes an effort to keep cheating to a minimum during the week. She says she naturally gravitates toward healthy foods, such as Greek yogurt, fruit, nuts, fish, and vegetables, but that she also has a sweet tooth that she needs to keep an eye on. She also makes sure to stay hydrated with plenty of water and considers it one of the most important parts of any beauty routine.
- Medium Carb 35% 35%
- Medium-High Protein 45% 45%
- Medium Fat 30% 30%
During the week, Vergara does her best to stick to wholesome natural foods, including plenty of veggies and salads, fruit, nuts and animal protein in the form of fish.
Pass on the Porterhouse
Vergara says she stopped eating red meat when she moved to the US because it didn’t taste as good as at home in Columbia.
When she’s in the mood to splurge, Vergara tries to stick to lighter cuisines such as Middle Eastern dishes and sushi.
Eat for Definition
Vergara’s trainer recommends cutting out salt, wheat, pasta, rice and potatoes to reduce water retention and inflammation, and improve muscle definition.
Vergara admits to having a sweet tooth, and would gladly have dessert every day, but she keeps it in check and does her best to only indulge on the weekends.
What to Eat
Whole, natural foods
Everything in moderation
What to Avoid
Genetically-modified Foods (GMOs)
Alcohol (in moderation)
Vergara on Food
‘I love to eat and that’s like my hobby.’
Vergara on Moderation
‘I have never believed in crazy diets, so I usually try to eat healthy…’
Vergara on her Diet
‘I’m very lucky, I love healthy eating.’
Vergara on the foods she enjoys Eating
‘I love fish, I love eating vegetables, and I love salads. But I also love desserts.’
Vergara on Dessert
‘It’s not carbohydrates. It’s cake!’
Vergara on her sweet Tooth
‘One of my biggest secrets is that I’m always trying to figure out how to get away with trying to eat something sweet after a meal or before going to bed.’
Vergara on her food Philosophy
‘I try to eat everything, but in moderation.’
Sofia Vergara‘s Fitness Routine
It Takes Dedication
Vergara doesn’t love to sweat it up, but she does it anyway. She hits the gym at least 3 times a week anyway.
Vergara works with celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson who says he has her do compound movements to make the routine more time-efficient.
To maintain her hourglass figure, Vergara’s routines focus on variations of squats to keep her butt lifted combined with shoulder work to accentuate her waistline.
Vergara does circuits that work her whole body. The compound moves work all the major joints in the body, hips, knees, shoulders and elbows, saving time while still hitting all the important places.
Vergara isn’t looking to bulk up and so she sticks with lighter weights, 5-10 lbs. in most cases.
Vergara will do a half hour or so of high-intensity interval training following her weight circuit.
Monday, Wednesday & Friday: Legs, Biceps, Back & Abs
For most of these exercises, Vergara uses 5-10 lb. weights.
Repeat circuit 2-3x.
Wide dumbbell squat: 10-12 reps
Side lunges w. twist: 10-12 reps
Skater lunge: 10-12 reps
Stability ball leg curls: 10-12 reps
Cable lat pulldowns: 10-12 reps
Dumbbell rows: 10-12 reps
Dumbell biceps curls: 10-12 reps
Close grip biceps curls: 10-12 reps
Turkish get ups: 10-12 reps
Crunches: 10-15 reps
Reverse crunches: 10-15 reps
Mountain climbers, jump rope or high knees: 30 sec.
30-45 min HIIT
Tuesday & Thursday: Chest, Shoulders, Arms & Abs
Dumbbell chest press: 10-12 reps
Dumbbell flys: 10-12 reps
Overhead shoulder press: 10-12 reps
Dumbbell curls: 10-12 reps
Lateral dumbbell raises: 10-12 reps
Cable pressdowns: 10-12 reps
Triceps extension: 10-12 reps
Turkish get ups: 10-12 reps
Crunches: 10-15 reps
Reverse crunches: 10-15 reps
2” Ropes: 10 reps x single arm wave, double arm wave, alternat-ing & big boys.
Stability ball climbers: 12 reps
Hip bridged: 12
30-45 min HIIT
Vergara on Exercise
‘For me, it’s punishment. It’s not like, “Oh, let me relax and go to the gym.”…No. It’s my torture time. So of course I try to avoid it or make excuses every time.’
Vergara’s health Philosophy
‘Not too much food, not too much exercise, not too much anything.’
Vergara’s Workout Motto
‘No pain, no cake!’
Sofia Vergara‘s Supplements
Vergara adds a spoonful of collagen to her nightly cup of cham-omile tea. Collagen helps keep joints strong, and supports healthy skin, hair and nails.Get it here
When Vergara is home alone, she slathers herself in coconut oil and snuggles up in a ceramic wrap. Coconut oil is a superfood that does your body good inside and out. Its MCTs (medium chain triglycerides) contribute to heart health, increase fat-burning, reduce hunger and kill bad bacteria.Get it here
When she was still in her 20s, Vergara had her thyroid removed after doctors found a tumor on it. Supplements that support a healthy thyroid include vitamin B12 which can boost energy lev-els, zinc to improve immune function, and selenium which is an anti-inflammatory and also optimizes zinc’s benefits.Get it here
Vergara often has a calming cup of chamomile tea in the even-ing. Chamomile not only helps you get a restful night’s sleep, it also improves digestion, reduces inflammation and offers anti-cancer effects.Get it here
Iron also supports thyroid function and a deficiency can result in anemia and fatigue.Get it here
Hypothyroidism may affect magnesium levels, which can result in poor sleep, anxiety and nervous system disorders.Get it here
Sofia Vergara‘s Lifestyle
Vergara says she has to wear socks to bed, and sneaks them late at night when no one else is around to see. She is usually up at 5 am to be on the Modern Family set.
Keeping the Faith
Vergara was raised Catholic, and was hesitant to try modeling due to her religious beliefs. She asked the nuns at her high school their opinion, and they gave her their explicit permission to go for it.
Vergara says she always has flowers at home, on set, and on location. Orchids are her favorite because they last a long time.
Vergara is good friends with the singer Shakira. They were both born in Barranquilla, Columbia.
Growing up, Vergara says she watched Spanish-dubbed version of Married With Children starring Ed O’Neill who plays her husband in Modern Family.
Vergara had her thyroid removed in 2002. She considers herself lucky the doctors found it early, and she also wants people to know it is possible to lead a normal life with hypothyroidism.
Vergara says the scar left by the thyroid surgery doesn’t bother her. The South American beauty also has rosacea, which she treats by being gentle with her skin. She used to use scrubs and masks, but now follows a very simple beauty routine.
Vergara loves everything about the island of Capri, from the food to the people to the language, and says she never gets tired of going there.
In 1998, Vergara’s older brother was murdered during an attempted kidnapping. Vergara left Columbia and came to the US in part due to the civil unrest.
Vergara on her Un-sexy Bedtime Routine
‘Believe me, there’s a whole list of things. I can’t sleep without socks. I put them on at the end of the night when nobody’s looking. Pretty socks, not, like, dirty socks.’
Vergara on Plans
‘I didn’t want to be an actress. I wanted to be a dentist, but you never know what life will bring you.’
Vergara on Heels
‘I am a high-heels girl. I even wear platforms on the beach.’
Vergara’s beauty Advice
‘Stick to what works for you. No matter what is going on in fashion, if you know that a certain color looks good on you, stick to it.’
Vergara on her Cancer Scare
‘I was young. It was traumatic. I had a young son. But I tried not to panic. I decided to take charge and inform myself, so I went to bookstores and found out everything I could about it.’
Vergara on Herself
‘Listen, I’m not afraid of anything. I’m Columbian.’