Sofia Vergara: I look like a transsexual
September 15th, 2011
10:40 AM ET

Sofia Vergara: I look like a transsexual

A lot of us out in TV watching land have a huge crush on "Modern Family's" Sofia Vergara, but when it comes to who the actress herself has a jones for it's none other than Ms. Berry.

"I have many [girl crushes], but I love Halle Berry," Vergara tells the Advocate. "She's perfection. Every time I see her, I want to give her a standing ovation because she's so flawless."

And while we don't doubt there are those who'd say the same about her, the actress says her physique actually helped her tackle a role as a transsexual for a film.

"I did a movie called 'Grilled' with Ray Romano and Kevin James that went straight to video. I played a transsexual, a guy who had gone all the way with the operation to become a woman. I had a great time playing that character," Vergara recalls.

She adds that it wasn't even a challenge, saying, "I look like a transsexual, anyway."

"I'm a woman, but I'm super-exaggerated with my boobs, my ass, my make-up and my accent. When I get ready for an event, I always look at myself in the mirror and say, 'I look like a transvestite!' I love it."

The other thing she loves is how her Emmy winning comedy "Modern Family" is helping to change perceptions, all while making people laugh.

"Many gay friends have told me how hard it was for them to be open in the Latin community. Nothing's going to change from one day to the other, so it's a matter of doing things little by little," Vergara says. "That's why I love the gay couple [played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet] in 'Modern Family.' People always tell me, 'We've never seen a normal, loving gay couple before!' They think gay people are just running around naked, partying in nightclubs. So it's good...especially for those who aren't exposed to a lot of gays like we are in the big cities, to see gay people portrayed in a beautiful way."

As for her own fan club, Vergara says she's "always had plenty of gay fans, even  back in Colombia, probably because I'm voluptuous and a little over-the-top. Gay men always tell me how fabulous I am. I think they want to be [my 'Modern Family' character] Gloria."

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    With all the Plastic Surgery

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  8. Timme62

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    September 27, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. flyboy7588

    This woman is absolutely beautiful.

    September 27, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  10. TONITA



    September 25, 2011 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |
  11. Adel


    September 21, 2011 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  12. Benzuda

    She's hot, and funny, and doesn't seem at all stuck up. Can I get your number honey?

    September 20, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |

    hey,, no way.. Is she a tranny?

    September 19, 2011 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  14. Panties

    Is she really one of "them"?

    September 18, 2011 at 3:48 am | Report abuse |
  15. LoJenkins

    September 18, 2011 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  16. Argle Bargle

    I can hear her singing, "...if I only had a brain..."

    September 17, 2011 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Roland

    She is hot.

    September 17, 2011 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  18. Cher

    You are sooo hott......even if you have a package!

    September 16, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Thomas

    Moral relativism. Being gay is a wrong choice. It is a sin and can be portrayed in no other way.

    September 16, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Whoselaughennow

    Screen test, drop it.

    September 16, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Penny

    It's so amusing to hear so many still talking about man/woman as if they are different species!

    September 16, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Duke

    Sophia Vegara is the best looking and finest thing on TV right now!!! Simply Stunning!!!!!!!

    September 16, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  23. melvinslizard

    I'd wear her out right here right now! Shoot, I'd call my wife and tell her to watch the vid on YouTube! Sofia! Homina-homina-homina

    September 16, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  24. Fred Evil

    I think it's her pen-is that gives that impression...

    September 16, 2011 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  25. Skegeeace

    She's surprisingly self-aware; I'm glad she's not stuck on herself. (Like the overinflated Kardashians or Hilton sisters.) She's quite pretty to me, actually.

    September 16, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  26. DoubleTap

    boy, I'd convert if she's a trainy- give her a new facial in a heart beat!

    September 16, 2011 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  27. Greedo

    Halle Berry is NOT "perfection". She's not even hot. She just barely at the "pretty" level, in my opinion. I'm so tired of people ranting and raving about how awesome looking she is. That stupid freakin' boy's haircut is gross. Anyway, Sofia Vergara is hot, but probably wears a bit too much makeup. Regardless, she blows Halle Berry away.

    September 16, 2011 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  28. DucaDiMantova

    Meh.. she never did for me even back in the 90's during her "modeling prime". Personally, I liked that group of Paisas that came out after sofia and Natalia Paris.... Like Ana Sofia Henao and Catalina Maya... Hotness!... I can still remember those pics of Cata in the school girl uniform.

    September 16, 2011 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  29. RedTeam

    I'll shake that doctors hand after I smack that ass.

    September 16, 2011 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  30. terri

    Not sure why someone would be proud of looking like a disturbed person (someone who has problems accepting their born gender) except that in their desperation to "break into" a difficult industry, they are willing to cater to any audience they can get.

    September 16, 2011 at 5:53 am | Report abuse |
  31. BevoTexas

    God, she makes me so freakin' hard.

    September 16, 2011 at 4:25 am | Report abuse |
  32. FU

    She right, but I'd still bang him...

    September 16, 2011 at 1:53 am | Report abuse |
  33. Miguel

    OK. for anyone who thinks Sofia Vergara is not one of the most gorgeous, sensuous women ever to grace contemporary screens and magazines – I would first suggest you look at her early modeling years. If that does not convince you – there is little hope for your dead sense of taste....

    She kids around, but she is one of the top beauties in the world then and today. Muy caliente – in any language

    September 16, 2011 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  34. Ru Paul

    Does he/she stand up to P??????????????????

    September 15, 2011 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  35. MannyMota

    Right now I'm picturing Sofia and Halle in the all-together ... in each other's arms ... etc ... wo .... WO ...

    September 15, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  36. MannyMota

    She said, "boobs". heh heh ... heh heh .... heh ....

    September 15, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Joseph

    Ha frickin ha!

    September 15, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  38. puffyzone

    She is pretty but sorry, she is not Caucasian same with Halle Berry. To be beautiful you must be white.

    September 15, 2011 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Beefburger

    At least you don't look like that thing that is going to be on Dancing With the Stars. Ok, Chaz Bono, in order to look somewhat more masculine, maybe have that lesbian arm tatoo removed, ya think?

    Sorry, I won't be watching the DWTS: Freakshow Edition.

    September 15, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  40. ruemorgue

    Sofia Vergara is *all* woman. Absolutely gorgeuous! I love her *curves* !!!

    September 15, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  41. IceT

    I'd sooooo love to give Halle Berry a standing O too!!

    September 15, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  42. davidp


    September 15, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Greg

    Fact#3 This article is about Sofia Vergara NOT Michelle Bachmann.
    Fact#4 Nobody cares what you think about Bachmann
    Fact #5 Anytime I hear her name I think she should pick a running mate named Turner so she could use "Michelle Bachmann Turner Overdrive" as a campaign slogan.

    September 15, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Reddie

    Rachel,that was Sofias'opion on Halle obviously not yours.maybe not flawless but definitely s*xy as h#ll.

    September 15, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Steve-O

    Spoken out loud in the voice of Sylvester the cat (of Bugs Bunny fame):

    "Shufferin' shuccotash! She duzh, she DUZH look like a transhexshual!"

    I'd still tap that.

    September 15, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Harry

    She looks like my ex-wife but without the beard.

    September 15, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Bieber

    Yeah im pretty sure she is a lesbean all right. Looks like one to me. Bet shes got tattoos too.

    September 15, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  48. oh sofia

    speaking of girl crushes (hot!), that is one hot colombian tranny... yum, yum. she is hilarious, and gorgeous and sounds like she has a good head on her broad masculine shoulders. 😉

    September 15, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  49. MIchael

    I just saw Modern Family for the first time last night. Considering what I saw and what I just read, I love this woman she is freaking highlarious

    September 15, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Rachel

    Halle Berry flawless?? LOL! I can name several flaws of that chick. For starters, her legs look like she has bee riding a horse just a bit too many years. And secondly, she goes thru men like I've never seen.

    September 15, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Ron

    @ Sencho- No hard feelings won my game, but I made fun of you above. Thanks for playing...

    September 15, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  52. John

    All I know is that she makes me laugh. Delightful actress.

    September 15, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  53. BBK


    September 15, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ron

      Top five answers are on the board...What hints in BBK's post answer his question regarding his/her intelligence?

      September 15, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sencho

      Types in all caps.

      September 15, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sencho

      Communicates in faux ebonics.

      September 15, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sencho

      Felt it necessary to post on a topic about which he admits having no knowledge.

      September 15, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jesse

      Taking the time to post a negative comment about a show you've never even seen? Makes you anything but intelligent. (Note: have someone explain my comment to you)

      September 16, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Psyched

    Colombian women definitely over do it when it comes to plastic surgery and many tourists go to Colombia for surgery..... but hate to break it to some of you Sofia Vergara is all natural.....she has not had any surgery. Also she exaggerates her accent on the show, it is not that harsh or extreme when in person. People hate others based on looks and cannot accept others' success. She is actually very smart and apparently a great mother to her 18 (?) year old son.

    September 15, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Capitan Justicia

      Colombian women over do it with plastic surgery? I think you have them confused with California women!

      September 15, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ron

      @ Captain J- I think you missed the twist. Californian women used to be Columbian women who had plastic surgery to look more Oregonian.

      September 15, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • moon swine

      Lets all just celebrate her as the comedic genius she is and not make everything into an "issue"'. Sofia Vergara is the new Lucille Ball. A breath of fresh air in a very nasty negative world.

      September 15, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      Let’s talk about Shakira, in Colombia it was known that she had one rib removed to make her waist smaller, she also had many other things fixed. About Colombia women, I agree with Timothy, you marry one Colombian woman and you will see how unfaithful and dishonest they are, also they will take you to the cleaners in a heart beat.

      September 16, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  55. yo

    she's a TILF

    September 15, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  56. pm

    He does look like a trannie but who cares? The show is funny and it's not a unreality show.

    September 15, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Pliny

    PortalPotty has been 'busy at work'?

    Who would hire a looser that has being 'firsty' as a life-goal?

    September 15, 2011 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • derp

      You could hire him if you needed someone to be first at everything.

      September 15, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  58. jillmarie

    I love her sense of humor- she's way too beautiful to look like a guy! Can't wait for her affordable line of fashion to come out.

    September 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  59. nitrous

    I'd do her even if she had a wang dangle.

    September 15, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  60. kittybling

    i'm glad she said it not me...

    September 15, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Carole Clarke

    She's terrific – especially since she can laugh at herself! Alot of beautiful women are very insecure and have no sense of humor. And I love her accent. Her english is fine – people used to say Marlon Brando mumbled. He never did, he just spoke in a normal voice instead of projecting and felt the audio techs needed to pick it up. So she has an accent, most people speaking a foreign language do. Love the ad where she tears the jacket off the guy and bends over backward to retrieve the smartphone. She makes the whole thing fun and it sells. Good for her.

    September 15, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Demetri Buttnik

    I looked at some of her pics and she very well may be a tranny. No waist, manhands....hmmm...

    September 15, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  63. citizenUSA

    I don't think Sophia looks like a trannie. I've seen some in Brasil that you'd swear were women.

    September 15, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  64. kaypeope

    I like her... she is fun.

    September 15, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Sencho

    "Gay men always tell me how fabulous I am. I think they want to be [my 'Modern Family' character] Gloria."

    Uh... no.

    I mean, for some, yes... they would probably love to be Gloria. But, no... the vast majority of gay men do NOT want to be your character on "Modern Family".

    It might be time for me to stop listening to what this woman says outside of the show. She's starting to get on my nerves, and this stupid generalization about gay men isn't earning her any extra credit with this gay guy. I frakking HATE when F-hags start overstepping their bounds.

    September 15, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ron

      They also say the gay is very does that shoe fit ya?

      September 15, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lynne

      Ron... that comment made my day better. Nothing like a good laugh.

      September 15, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • jay

      sencho you are a piece of work I think you are a drag queen and should deal with it and move on....

      September 15, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • kat

      I'm just gonna venture out on a limb and assume that she's talking about the gay men who tell her they love her character...not all gay men. Please, don't make this about you.

      September 15, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  66. nino

    One of the most gorgeous hottest women on the planet.

    September 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Trubb L. Makker

    If you stand next to Lady Gaga, you'd be twins!

    September 15, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ray in Vegas

      Absolutely not! Lady Gaga, IMHO is not that hot. (Why the long face?) This Vergara woman is smokin however. She may think she looks like a tranny (don't trannie's try to look like women?) .. but I think she's all woman.

      September 16, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  68. aunt bea

    I heard she is a gay lesbean.

    September 15, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  69. You know what?

    You know who DOES look like a tranny? Paz de la Huerta.

    September 15, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  70. MS

    And the award for the dumbest story of 2011 goes to...

    September 15, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  71. puddin

    She is smokin HOT. When I hear her voice on tV, I stop what I am doing to pay attention. Great actress. Love Modern Family.

    September 15, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  72. NoLove

    I'd do her even if she were a tranny.. and im serious. Love Colombian women.

    September 15, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  73. J0nx

    Yeah she has serious manface. If it weren't for her rack then I doubt most men would give her much attention.

    September 15, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • patch vader

      she has a face? Wait a minute, let me look, oh yeah, your'e right, she does have a face

      September 15, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • eric

      J0nx, i would bet a large sum of money that you have never been with a woman anywhere close to as pretty as her, and this is why you feel the need to show your resentment towards females in general, by calling a woman whom you've never met, and who is undisputably hot, ugly. you, sir, are a bitter, jealous man. what do you accomplish by calling a woman ugly on a message board, besides making yourself look like a virgin in denial?

      September 20, 2011 at 3:46 am | Report abuse |
  74. JJ

    She is hilarious and beautiful and talented.

    September 15, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  75. chris

    at least she know she isn't the hottest mom on that show...the blonde is by far!

    September 15, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • D

      The one that weighs 38 lbs? From Happy Gilmore..that one????

      September 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michel

      The blondie is pretty, but someone please give her a sandwich, she needs to gain a few pounds. Sofia Vergara is sooo hot.

      September 15, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • greg

      He's more of a strawberry blonde, and technically he's a dad.

      September 15, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • kat


      September 15, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lydia


      September 16, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • jan

      To both you women who think the blonde needs to gain weight: she's fine, but something tells me both of you are considerably overweight, but think you're average sized. Denial. Sadly amusing.

      September 16, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • vn23a

      ...or lydia has body dysmorphia.
      You aren't supposed to see ribs when you look in the mirror.

      September 19, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Mel III

    You look amazingly beautiful and feminine.

    September 15, 2011 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
    • derp


      September 15, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dirty sanCHAZ

      Thanks, I think.

      September 15, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • greg Kells

      palstic surgery- It's offensive that she has an accent? What is wrong with your tiny brain? I don't care if her face and boobs were grown in a lab and spliced onto her by Dr.Frankenstein, she's gorgeous and funny. I've been a fan since Knights Of Prosperity was on TV. If that's what a post op tranny looks like, I guess I like post-op trannies.

      September 15, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Capitan Justicia

      Timothy, you're nothing more than an ignorant racist! Did a Colombiana reject you? Is that why you're so bitter and sound like such a miserable, bigoted loser?

      September 15, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • ha

      Um yeah, I'm sure she could have gotten to the US on her own. Besides, I doubt she was living in poverty with talent and looks like that.

      September 17, 2011 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
    • vn23a

      Tiff's just jealous because she couldn't piggyback her way into Hollywood. Who cares how she got there' her sucess is hers alone.

      September 19, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Get a room

    Hahaha sanChaz hilarious name man, well done.

    September 15, 2011 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • JB!

      If she's a tranny I'd give her an old fashioned

      September 16, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      with all the plastic surgery she had back home in Colombia and she still looks like a man in dress. May be she should have an Enghish teacher to work on her heavy accent.

      September 16, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |

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