March 27th, 2013
03:39 PM ET
But now that she's back to blond, here's hoping she's in for even more fun.
As the 40-year-old actress revealed on Instagram Tuesday, she's lightened up her hair color quite a bit from her usual deep shade, going particularly blond toward the ends.
"Blond ambitions!!" the "Modern Family" actress posted. "Gracias to the amazing Kelly Klain ... Im ready for summer!"
For Vergara, though, the new hair color is also a return to her natural state. She told Self magazine in 2010 that she's a natural blonde who went darker in hopes it would help her land more acting jobs.
"When I started acting, I would go to auditions and they didn't know where to put me because I was voluptuous and had the accent - but I had blond hair," Vergara said. "It was ignorance: They thought every Latin person looks like Salma Hayek. The moment I dyed my hair dark, it was, 'Oh, she's the hot Latin girl.' I loved it. I'd always felt a little 'too much' as a blonde, like a big-mouth version of Pamela Anderson. Being brunette toned me down a bit."
Sounds like someone's ready to live (even more) out loud.
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