Sofia Vergara: I “Love Making Money” And Am Not a “Sexy Bimbo”
Sofia Vergara says she’s far more business savvy than most people give her credit for, something that has actually helped her when it comes to growing her career. “I think that the concept of being sexy and smart is difficult for many to grasp,” the “Modern Family” star tells Glam Belleza Latina.
Vergara explains, “Most people are more comfortable with the notion of ‘sexy bimbo.’ And I have to admit that I’ve capitalized on that to negotiate a couple of times, when the ‘smart ones’ think I have no idea what I can deliver, and I end up costing them more.”
The sitcom star, who tops Forbes’ list as the highest-paid TV actresses for 2013 with an estimated $20 million raked in, confesses to the magazine, “I’m not ashamed to say I love making money.” “I like business, and the truth is I save way more than I spend. I invest. I plan for the future. I have a special eye for opportunities and work harder than anyone might expect,” says Vergara, adding, “It is fun to shock people with my business ideas. Most people just see me as [my character] Gloria.”
Clearly, Vergara’s beauty, but more importantly her brains, are the reason she consistently tops Forbes’ highest-paid list.