She may play one on TV, but Columbian beauty Sofia Vergara is anything but a bimbo. The Modern Family actress didn’t get to be Hollywood’s highest paid actress for lack of a brain after all.
In an interview with Glam Belleza Latina, the 41-year-old admitted to playing the ditz card by letting people think she’s like her character Gloria in real life. And then she takes them all the way to the bank. “I’m not ashamed to say I love making money,” Vergara said.
"I think that the concept of being sexy and smart is difficult for many to grasp," she told the magazine. "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, I end up costing them more."
I love her so much.
She also said that she enjoys shocking people with her business acumen. In addition to acting roles, Vergara has secured a number of advertising deals including CoverGirl, Diet Pepsi, and Kmart.
“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,” she said, adding, “It is fun to shock people with my business ideas. Most people just see me as Gloria.”
You go girl.
Have you ever let people underestimate you to get something you wanted?
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