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Sofía: Sexy is commonplace in Colombia

Sofía Vergara doesn't find strutting to the beach in high heels and make-up unusual.

The 43-year-old actress hails from the South American country, but moved to Miami in 1998 where she was scouted by a photographer offering modelling and TV work.

Since finding fame in comedy show Modern Family, Sofía has become a bona fide bombshell with her curvaceous figure and enviable locks. She's aware of the effect her appearance has on people and is amused by how different things are in the US compared to her home country.

“I was born in my little push-up bra," she grinned to British newspaper The Independent. “For me sexy is something that I never really thought about until I moved to the United States, because in Latin America, everybody goes to the beach with a G-string and you are always in high heels and make-up. It’s just our day-to-day thing.”

One male who Sofía bowled over is her Hot Pursuit co-star Reese Witherspoon's son, Tennessee. The two-year-old came on set during filming of the comedy flick and his mother admits he was so overwhelmed by how "pretty" Sofía is that he ran away and hid.

Reese admits being in awe of the star's looks too, joking that she can't compare.

“Yes and I have to stand next to that, who is gorgeous,” she sighed as she pointed at Sofía. "All make-up, with her hair blowing in the wind. And I am short, dowdy, unattractive, bad haircut, no make-up, bad underwear...”

Amazingly enough, Sofía has previously revealed she detests exercise and to keep her fab figure in shape she relies on a full-body workout machine.

"I've never been into working out," she told Men's Fitness. "I was always very happy with what I have. I have bad knees, since I was young I couldn't do the typical workouts that everybody does, I can't do normal squats. I can't run."

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