As a young woman in Colombia, Sofia Vergara embraced her sex appeal and posed in many steamy shoots in her string bikinis. “I’ve always been very comfortable with my body,” the Modern Family star revealed to Women’s Health. Now, as a 45-year-old woman, Vergara still oozes every bit of sexiness. Still, when she was approached about appearing on the cover of Women’s Health’s global nude issue, she was super hesitant.”I told [my rep], ‘I’m going to be 45 years old! Stop putting me in naked things!’ (Editor’s note: Vergara is referring to the fact that she also strips down in an upcoming film, Bent) ‘Let me age with dignity!’ People say, ‘Oh, you look like you’re in your twenties.’ Well, it’s not true. Our skin is different.”
Fortunately, she didn’t let her doubts get the best of her and she’s showing off her very toned physique on the magazine’s September cover.
Now, it’s a cover she’s proud of, especially because of her age. “Here’s a woman, 45, being able to show her body. It’s not like before, when it was just young girls.”
Vergara makes a point. When it comes to aging women, the media has been less than accepting as women get older and act as if their sex appeal fades the moment they hit 35. WRONG! Fellow actress Zoë Saldaña even pointed out the absurd pressures put on women in entertainment. “As women, we have so many limitations. If you’re an actress, by 30, you’re old. Look at the trailers – you’ll see how old the male actors are getting, and how young their costars are. It’s embarrassing!”
Exactly! Vergara’s cover proves beauty and sexiness have NO age limits. And when it comes to getting older, it seems this Colombiana is settling into the changes happening in her life. “It’s a reality and we all have to embrace it.”