Sofia Vergara is a real women’s woman. She’s successful, gorgeous, and family-focused. She makes everything look easy. Suiting up in a corseted couture gown one night, then strutting through the airport, holding hands with her hunky husband Joe Manganiello early the next morning – Vergara seems utterly flawless.
But of course, she has flaws. The 44-year-old, Colombian-born actress wouldn’t be a women’s woman if she didn’t acknowledge the things that hit her with little bolts of rage each time she looked in the mirror.
Okay, perhaps rage is an overstated reaction to a lifetime lived with asymmetrical eyebrows, but still, Vergara’s got her own gripes. And what bothers her when she looks in the mirror — or the camera?
Her chest! It’s not a size issue, though, it’s an SPF issue.
“In my 20s, I started to use sunblock on my face. I wish I had put it on my chest too,” the Modern Family actress revealed in an interview with PeopleStyleWatch.
“I do it now,” she added. “I think it’s too late, but what can I do?”
Vergara is right about one thing: The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that people use sunscreen on “all skin that will be not be covered by clothing” — and that includes your cleavage if you’re wearing a low-cut top.
The good news for Vergara is that her late arrival to all-over sunscreen application has been no impediment on her reputation as a beauty expert. In fact, this week, the actress is launching her latest perfume, “So Very Sofia.” The perfume, which Vergara made in partnership with Avon, includes the essence of Flor de Mayo orchid, which recalls Vergara’s native Colombia.
“I wanted to incorporate something that would make me want to wear it,” she added in her interview. “It smells really good. Not like an old lady flower scent.”
Even if Vergara released an old lady flower scent, I’d bet it would still smell like the scent of a woman who (seemingly) has it all. Vergara said the key to balancing her hectic schedule is surrounding herself with trustworthy people.
“It’s very difficult for women to be entrepreneurs, even more difficult than men because we have to deal with more,” she told the magazine. “We are more involved with our houses. We are more involved with our children. And then if we’re working, we need to be there, so we have a lot more to handle than men.”
“You have to surround yourself with people who help and support you,” she added. “It’s impossible to do everything—and do it right—if you are doing it by yourself.”