Sofia Vergara puts the bomb in bombshell! She is beautiful on the outside and the inside (especially inside her Instagram). If you are unfamiliar with Sofia’s work, watch every season of Modern Family and you’ll fall in love with this Columbian princess (also watch the show because it’s hilarious and you’ve seriously overlooked a modern gem of television).
Not only is Sofia a phenomenal actor, she is a woman deeply rooted in her Latin culture and stands as a pillar of confidence. In our country, ridiculous pressure is put on kids to act a certain way, look a certain way, and speak a certain way – we’ve all been to middle school. Imagine dealing with the stress of America’s culture plus the demands of your family’s culture and the disconnect between them. The pressure to fit in as a teenager is exhausting enough and adding in all those extra pieces seems unbearable! By using outlets like Instagram and Twitter, Sofia gives minority youth around the country a breath of fresh air. Her goofy posts with friends and colleagues, often inSpanish, show her confidence in her heritage and gives a glimmer of hope
that everything will turn out alright. She also gives off an air of confidence and comfortability in her physical appearance that shows young girls they don’t have to conform to Vogue’s definition of beauty. She screams be bold, be beautiful, be different
(probably all in Spanish too)!
On top of being a much needed influence for diversity, Sofia is an active supporter and advocate for charities like the Alzheimer’s Association and St. Jude’s Research Hospital. The pictures of her being funky and fun on her twitter feed intertwine with links to charity websites and advocacy groups. Recently, her posts advocate for the “It Can Wait” campaign to end texting and driving. You are a true inspiration, Ms. Vergara! Check out the video below to hear about St. Jude’s: