Sofia Vergara Fronts Glam Belleza Latina Winter 2014

Posted Tuesday December 10, 2013 2:23 PM GMT

Taking time away from the set of her hit comedy series "Modern Family," Sofia Vergara graces the cover of Glam Belleza Latina magazine's Winter 2014 issue.

During her interview, the 41-year-old actress dished about the struggles she faced after her Hollywood arrival.

Highlights from Miss Vergara's Q&A session are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Glam Belleza Latina!

On her naturally blonde hair:
"When I first got to Hollywood, I wasn’t getting roles because I didn’t look, according to many casting directors and producers, ‘Latina enough.’ The reality is Latinos come in all colors, heights, and flavors, but who was I to preach this stuff when I needed a job? My team and I decided to darken my hair to make it more in tune with my accent, and it worked."

On her business sense:
"I’m not ashamed to say I love making money. I like business and the truth is I save way more than I spend. I invest. I plan for the future. I have a special eye for opportunities and work harder than anyone might expect. It is fun to shock people with my business ideas. Most people just see me as Gloria."

On her Latino pride:
"For me, it’s so clear. There are millions of hard­ working Latinos in the U.S., doing their jobs, willing to try harder to succeed, and taking good care of their kids and family. We all spend, buy, participate heavily in this economy, and support each other. So I am one of them. I made my crossover, but I am still 100 percent a Latina mom."

On her definition of Latina beauty:
"I see it more like an attitude. The glam and sexiness of Latinas live in the fact that most of us take great care of ourselves; we make our hair beautiful; we love perfume; we can wear high heels without complaining. I remember my mother and aunts always wearing makeup and looking beautiful even if it was just to drop us off at school."

On her family:
"They are all so happy for me and supportive. I celebrated my fortieth birthday in Mexico by flying 100 of them in from Barranquilla, Bogotá, Miami, and Los Angeles, and we spent a week partying like crazy. My family is what keeps me going, is my engine, what makes me happiest. For the Emmys I invited 20 of them, and we all went together to the ceremony and the parties and had the best time. Because fame came so early in my life, they don’t read much into it."

Photo Credit: Glam Belleza Latina

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