As the voluptuous star of Modern Family, it’s hard to believe that actress Sofia Vergara was once advised to lose weight! She now has famous designers vying to create custom-made gowns for her but before she became famous it was a whole other story.

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According to PopEater, before Sofia became a household name she was unable to find anything to wear to black-tie events. On the The Talk she explained, “I could never wear like really fashionable things…I couldnt’ even pick a color or a designer.”

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Get this – she was shown photos of actresses on the red carpet and was advised to lose weight! It was impossible, she says to fit into the size 0 dresses which people typically lend stars to wear at these events. “Somebody told me, ‘You have to lose weight,'” she told the hosts. “They might look better in pictures, but I look better naked!”

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