It's hard to imagine Modern Family's Sofia Vergara—SHAPE'S sexiest woman in Hollywood—ever being considered scrawny, but when she was a kid, her brothers used to tease her relentlessly for her stick-thin shape. That all changed, of course, when she hit puberty. "I was still skinny but suddenly I had these big boobs," she says. "It was terrible! I used to tell my mother, ‘I'm going to cut these off as soon as I turn 18.'" Fortunately, Sofia Vergara learned to appreciate her figure—and even flaunt it. With her glamorous style, curvy shape, and Latin genes, sexy comes naturally to Sofia. But for those of us not "born with it," or who just need an extra shot of mojo now and then, here are her tips for living a passionate life.
Sofia Vergara's Rules of Attraction #1: Find Your Inner Latina Woman
For Sofia, the key to charisma is on the inside. "Confident people have a way of carrying themselves that makes others more attracted to them," she says. "Latin women are very comfortable with their bodies and their sexuality. We aren't afraid to show that off a little bit more." To enhance her allure, Sofia always does a little primping before leaving her house. "If I walk outside without lipstick, I feel naked," she says."
Sofia Vergara's Rules of Attraction #2: Flaunt Your Best Features
Ask Sofia what she thinks is her most appealing body part and she laughs. "I'm sure men would tell you it's my boobs, but I like my eyes," she says. "They have a natural cat's-eye shape, so I try to play that up." Sofia lines her eyes with a copper-colored kohl pencil. "I prefer brown liners because black is just too much on me," she says. Then she uses a shadow brush to top the liner with shimmery gold powder, and finishes off the look with a few coats of volumizing mascara. It's a definite eye-do!