Happy Birthday to Sofía Margarita Vergara

Happy Birthday to the stunningly beautiful, witty, and talented Sofía Margarita Vergara, born a natural blonde on July 10, 1972 in Barranquilla, Colombia. As a young student, Vergara studied dentistry, and was close to graduation when she was spotted by a photographer – and you’ll never guess what happened next!  She soon launched a modeling career, and quickly graduated to acting.  Vergaga now entertains North Americans audiences in her role as Gloria Pritchett in the ABC comedy “Modern Family”.  Her numerous awards include the Women of Hope Award (2002) and the NAACP Image Award for best supporting actress in a comedy series (2011). (Image by UPI /Lori Shepler)