Sofia Vergara Poses Topless in 'Vanity Fair' & Shows There's Power in Being a Sex Symbol (VIDEO)

sofia vergaraIn a time when we have Patricia Arquette's powerful Oscar speech on equal pay for women after winning an Academy Award for her incredible performance as a single mother in Boyhood, we also have Sofia Vergara flaunting her sexuality everywhere she goes. Vergara seems to have no problem being "objectified" and even though other actresses are saying they are so much more than their bodies, Vergara manages to show off hers and still maintain her power. She's proof there's room for sexuality in feminism.

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Vergara is on the cover of the May issue of Vanity Fair. It's shot by Annie Leibovitz. Gorgeous. She's in a tight red dress, her breasts spilling out. Inside the mag, Vergara is topless. She shows them off a lot. And for her, it's almost inevitable. "My boobs are, like, huge," she told VF's Lili Anolik. "My whole life, buying a bra was a nightmare. What I used to do when I moved to L.A., I found places like Frederick’s of Hollywood that make bras for [strippers]. Believe me, I wish I had fake boobs. I lay down and they completely go down like all the way, like here. It’s not fun."

@sofiavergara poses for Annie Leibovitz on the May 2015 cover.

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She's self-depreciating. She isn't afraid of her body, of how it moves, what it does, the reaction it gets. That shows me she has a true sense of self. She knows her powers, her prowess, and she chooses to flaunt them. She isn't ashamed of who she is. And she is true to herself. When talking about her accent, and how she couldn't get rid of it despite hiring a speech coach, she said she had an epiphany. "And then I thought, If I can’t get a job with my accent, this is not a job for me."

That is everything. That is her power. She is herself. She isn't making excuses. And she doesn't fear who she is. Being that comfortable in your own skin is a gift. So while I will admit I got emotional and rallied from Arquette's Oscar speech, and I applaud Charlize Theron for fighting to get paid the same as co-star Chris Hemsworth for their work in The Huntsman, I also love Vergara for who she is, for being what she believes in -- herself. She is a bombshell with brains, 42 and fantastic.

She may not be the actress who refuses to do the red carpet "nail cam" -- after all, she famously shot down the claims that her rotating pedestal shtick at the 2014 Emmys was sexist. Vergara told Us Weekly, "I think it's absolutely the opposite. It means that somebody can be hot and also be funny and make fun of herself and enjoy and work and make money."

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She's right. But I am also willing to bet that Vergara also supports the campaign #AskHerMore, which wants the red carpet reporters (along with all media) to ask women questions other than what they are wearing, who did their hair, and how did they get their skin to seem so youthful. Reese Witherspoon was one of the actresses who called out reporters for not asking women important questions. Witherspoon also co-stars and is co-producer with Vergara in the film Hot Pursuit. She's clearly not offended by her, and Reese even said that Vergara was one of the most charming people she's ever met in her life. 

Women can be provocative in more ways than one -- and still deserve equality and respect. There is room for all of us. Some women love heels and makeup and body-hugging dresses. Some don't. Whatever we like, it's all part of who we are, and all of it should be accepted. Vergara is unapologetic on who she is. She seems genuine. If someone interviewed her about serious issues, she would discuss them. And while the media does seem to feed into the bombshell bit concerning her, she welcomes it -- it is part of her power. There is no doubt that she is the one in control.

What do you think of Sofia Vergara's image? Do you think it goes against what so many are fighting for in Hollywood right now?

 

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