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Sarah Hyland: I admired SJP

Sarah Hyland put fashion before practicality when she was growing up.

The Modern Family actress admired Sex and the City character Carrie Bradshaw when she was growing up.

When she was at school in New York, she'd pretend to be actress Sarah Jessica Parker who played the fashionista.

"I always loved fashion - who doesn't love dressing up in their mother's clothes? And I was in New York and my name was Sarah so I just wanted to be SJP," she laughed to UK Vogue. "I wore heels most days to school, despite there being four flights of stairs to the classrooms."

The 22-year-old is known for her toned figure as well as her role as Haley Dunphy in the hit TV series.

Sarah is the face of American label OP, Ocean Pacific, where she flaunts her killer body in the line's bright swimwear for their advertising campaigns.

"I don't know how I, of all people, ended up with this 'hot girl in bikini' reputation - with all the amazing looking people in LA. It's flattering of course, but it's weird," she giggled.

Sarah hopes to be known as much for her acting talent as her looks. She named her curvy co-star Sofía Vergara as someone she aspires to.

"I really look up to her as a business woman," she gushed. "She's so great at being the hot commodity of boobs and red lipstick and bikinis at the same time as working for Pepsi and CoverGirl and Kmart. I admire her for saying, 'Look I'm not going to be this hot forever so I have to be smart about it.' Though looking like she does, you kind of want to say, 'I think you're good for a while.'"

The brunette has put the pause on mirroring Sarah for the time being.

She still has a lot to learn about dressing for red carpet events.

Make-up is her new style obsession, naming MAC Lipstick in Desire as her favourite product.

"I stole it from the set, I LOVE it," she admitted.

"It's not at the forefront right now [channelling SJP] but I love the fashion aspect of my job. Do I make all the right choices? No."

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