Sofia, however, was less concerned about the bit. She toldEntertainment Weekly: “It means that somebody can be hot and also be funny and make fun of herself. I think it’s ridiculous that somebody started this—I know who she was—who has no sense of humor [and should] lighten up a little bit.”
Sofia didn’t bring her new boyfriend Joe Manganiello to the Emmys, saying, “He’s really hot, that’s why I didn’t bring him. He’s too hot, he’s too tall, he takes up a lot of space. He’s too sexy!” Fair.
“Look, if you’re sexy, if you like dressing sexy, you’re not doing anything more than feeling beautiful,” she toldEsquire when she appeared on their very subtle cover. “A Latina just wants to walk into a place and feel great. Somebody is going to turn around and look. So a Latina better find a guy who understands that, even appreciates it, because it’s a compliment.”
For her 2013 Harper’s Bazaar cover, she confessed the best part about being on Modern Family: making money for being hot. “I would be lying to you if I didn’t say the success of it. For me, it has allowed me to do the things I always wanted—my endorsements.”