Sofia Vergara covers the March 2011 issue of Shape Magazine. I joked a few posts back about the magazine running out of bikinis, because they’d put Marisa Miller in a dress too. I guess there’s some kind of crippling bikini shortage (perhaps Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue had some kind of custom job built out of scraps from the laundry hamper).
Because Shape has decided to put Vergara’s amazing curves in a dress. A not especially nice dress. In a really odd colour that does nothing for her.
You pretty much can’t tell she has a waist, or boobs, or two arms/ hands/ legs for that matter. It’s a pretty oddly-composited shot and there’s not much to like about it. Which is a shame, as I rather like her. That said, she’s being rather repetitive in her interviews again. Talking about being a proud Latina and how that influences a positive body image… blah, blah.
* On being make-up free: ‘If I walk outside without lipstick, I feel naked,’ the actress, 38, tells the March issue of Shape, in which she’s named the sexiest woman in Hollywood.
* On her favourite body part: ‘I’m sure men would tell you it’s my boobs, but I like my eyes,’ she says. ‘They have a natural cats-eye shape, so I try to play that up.’
* Of her frequent workout sessions with trainer Gunnar Peterson: ‘Oh, I hate it. But I also know that at my age, I’m almost 40, I have to do it to maintain my figure. When I can, I try to do Latin dancing for exercise because it’s so much fun and I just love the music. Two hours before I go [to the gym], I’m already wishing it was over. I psychologically fool myself into believing it’s part of my job.’
* On being proud of her age and heritage: ‘I think when women reach a certain age, they look better with a little fat in their face,’ she tells the issue. ‘I’m lucky I’m Latin because people expect me to be a bit more plump.’
* On how Latin women are more confident: ‘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.’
* On her family’s approach to beauty: ‘All the women in my family are that way. We put make-up on to give birth. When I started feeling contractions with my son [Manolo, 19], the first thing I did was wash and blow-dry my hair before I went to the hospital. You never know how long you’ll be in labor. It could be days until you’re able to take a shower.’