Sofia Vergara is going back to her roots. As fiery Colombian bombshell Gloria on ABC’s Modern Family, the 40-year-old actress is famous for her exotic features, enviable curves, and dark, brunette hair — but in real life, she’s actually a natural blonde. On Tuesday, March 26, the voluptuous star returned to her lighter locks and shared a picture of the new-old look on Instagram.
“Blond ambitions!! Gracias to the amazing Kelly [Kline],” she captioned the sultry selfie, giving a shoutout to her colorist. “I’m ready for summer!” Vergara has said in the past that she decided to go brunette when she broke into showbiz. Prior to the dye job, casting directors couldn’t reconcile her looks with her personality and Colombian accent.
“I’m a natural blonde, but when I started acting, I would go to auditions, and they didn’t know where to put me because I was voluptuous and had the accent — but I had blonde hair,” she explained in a 2010 interview with Self magazine. “The moment I dyed my hair dark, it was, ‘Oh, she’s the hot Latin girl.'”
“I loved it,” she said of the change. “Being brunette toned me down a bit.” – Usmagazine