Sofia Vergara stars on ABC’s award-winning show Modern Family and shines in the Hollywood spotlight; however, after 20 years in entertainment, the actress still considers herself atypical when it comes to the famous celebrity lifestyle.
Work outs can wait until the weekend if it means having to be on set at six a.m., Vergara tells ABCNews.com. For Vergara, 8:30 a.m. is early and 4 a.m. work outs are out of the question.
“It’s a reality that for you to be healthy, you need to be at the right weight. You are what you eat,” the Emmy-nominated actress said. “It takes effort. I’m not trying to be skinny like a supermodel but I don’t want to be overweight. I want to feel good and I want to look good.”
Vergara maintains her bombshell figure with the help of celebrity personal trainer Gunnar Peterson who has previously helped to shape the bodies of Jennifer Lopez and Angelina Jolie. Peterson keeps the Modern Family star motivated.
“I’m not very athletic,” she said. “I can’t play any sports. I don’t even think I know how to run. At the beginning of this year, I said I was finally going to hire a trainer so I can do it more often.”
Not only does Vergara not run – or diet, she doesn’t cook either. She has Colombian arepas shipped to her to satisfy her cravings.
“You can put anything on top of them — cheese, meat, butter, salt. I always have them in my refrigerator and when I really want to feed myself I go for them,” she said.
The 38-year-old natural blonde is currently Diet Pepsi’s “Skinny Can” spokesperson. Soda is nostalgic for Vergara. When she was 17, she filmed a Pepsi commercial in a bikini on a Colombian beach.
Vergara, with her brunette locks and heavy accent, doesn’t think that she’s very normal.
“Because of how I talk, it’s even harder,” she adds. “They don’t write for women like me. It’s so hard to find a role like Gloria. There aren’t many like that for girls like me.”
Lucky for Vergara, she found success with that hard-to-find role. Between shooting Modern Family, Vergara films New Year’s Eve. She’s dating businessman Nick Loeb and has a 19-year-old son Manolo.