She’s cool, confident and smart! TV’s highest-earning actress Sofia Vergara is not only the gorgeous bombshell with pretty face and curvy body, but she also has a great business sense that shines through in her brand new interview published by Glam Belleza Latina magazine on Tuesday, Dec. 10.
“I’m not ashamed to say I love making money.” The Colombian beauty told the Spanish-speaking mag. “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.”
Vergara has worked really hard from the start of her carrer, when she first appeared in a Pepsi commercial during her teens. And today, she is a successful business-woman herself. She cofounded an entertainment marketing firm, Latin World Entertainment, and just launched a furniture collection with Rooms To Go. The Modern Family actress also designs a popular clothing line for Kmart, and is a face of high-profile brands like CoverGirl and Diet Pepsi.
Many people associate the star with her amusing, absent-minded character on the Emmy-winning comedy show, and the idea of Vergara’s business chops may come as a surprise for them. However, the 41-year-old actress told that this generalization works to her advantage.
“I think that the concept of being sexy and smart is difficult for many to grasp,” she said. “Most people are more comfortable with the notion of “sexy bimbo.” And I have to admit that I’ve capitalized on that to negotiate a couple of times, when the “smart ones” think I have no idea what I can deliver, and I end up costing them more.”
Vergara further revealed that she had to struggle while having a son Manolo, now 22, in her teens. However, this taught her how to hustle with a busy schedule. “I got married and wanted kids instantly. Looking back now, I realize that although it was tough, it made me focus on working hard and not letting this business take the best of me.”
“Because I had a child to support, I was always motivated,” she added.