How These 7 Hollywood Latino Stars Got Their Big Breaks

Sofia Vergara

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The story of how this “Modern Family” actress was found is perfect for a Hollywood movie: Sofia was walking on a beach in Colombia when a photographer noticed the young beauty. Pretty soon calls started rolling in for modeling jobs and TV commercials, including a commercial for Pepsi that was broadcast throughout Latin America. It wasn’t long before she started appearing in “Amas de Casa Desperadas”, a Colombian novela version of the show “Desperate Housewives”. These roles and her most recent turn on Modern Family have turned Vergara’s into a household name.