Sofia Vergara shares shocking throwback pic from her first photo shoot in Colombia

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When we think of Sofia Vergara, the first thing that comes to mind is that she's this incredibly hilarious and stunning bombshell. The Modern Family star has used Throwback Thursday as an opportunity to remind us that she was once also an adorable child, who was born to be in the spotlight. 

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The Colombian beauty shared an old pic on Instagram on Thursday, September 13, of her first photo shoot ever when she was just 11 years old and still living in Barranquilla. One look at the pic is enough to tell us that Sofia was meant to be a star and that her beauty is absolutely timeless. The world first came to know her as a model and she has since been climbing her way to the top and breaking barriers for all Latinos. It's amazing to see that it all started with this photo she has shared with her fans.

Sofia shared the throwback snap of herself as a child with a shoulder-length haircut.

She captioned the photo: "#tbt first photoshoot in Barranquilla when I was 11😎 #the80s." In the adorable snap, she's wearing high-waisted denim, a white crop top and a light pink jacket. Truthfully, the actress looks exactly the same, aside from the long, luscious hair we're used to seeing her with.


She has been in a #TBT mood lately, since last week she shared another pic from the past.

Sofia posted a photo of herself on the cover of Vanidades. "#tbt my first international mag cover!! The 90’s💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻 #miami1992🌴," she captioned the post on September 6.


She's come a long way since those Barranquilla days.

She shared a first look at her new cover on Health magazine on Wednesday, September 13, and talked about what it's been like to come as far as she has in her acting career. “I’m 46 and I’ve been working for almost 30 years,” Sofia, who started off as a model in Colombia, told the magazine. “So being able to do something that I love in the entertainment business, and on top of that being able to make money? It’s been a wonderful experience.”

Thanks to her breakout role in 'Modern Family,' she became one of the highest paid actresses on TV but at a price.

Thanks to her breakout role in 'Modern Family,' she became one of the highest paid actresses on TV but at a price.

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“It has not been easy. It’s been a lot of work, but it makes you feel rewarded for all the sacrifices--like missing my son’s birthday here and there and not being able to be present all the time for him,” she said, and added that now she can prioritize. “At the beginning of your career, you have to do what you have to do--but now I don’t have to. I don’t need to sacrifice my sanity, or time with my family, if I’m having a horrible time. That’s one of the good things about [reaching a certain level of] achievement--you can make those decisions.”