According to People magazine, Sofia Vergara got her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday because of her Emmy-award winning role on Modern Family, the popular television show. Her Modern Family co-stars, Julie Bowen, Ed O’Neill, and Eric Stonestreet, were at the ceremony, along with Steven Levitan, a co-creator and executive producer of the series. Steve Levitan, Eric Stonestreet, and Vergara’s son Manolo, 22, spoke during the ceremony.
Vergara stars on the ABC series Modern Family as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, for which she has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, four Prime time Emmy Awards, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards.
” In 2014, she was ranked as the 32nd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine.”
The Modern Family actress looked stunning in a strapless, floral embroidered gold dress accessorized with matching Neil Lane jewels that included a serpent bangle with gold and colored gems, a large citrine diamond, and platinum earrings.
Variety reported that Sofia got very emotional as she spoke before her many fans who were at the Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony. The actress, comedian, producer, television host, model, and businesswoman thanked her family and fans for helping make her the biggest female star on television.
“It never crossed my mind that I could get something like that. That I would be thought of for the Walk of Fame. That I could be someone who would be part of that is a very big surprise for me. In Colombia, they are ecstatic.”
“I feel so lucky. It has been a crazy ride, careerwise. I wake up sometimes and I am feeling, ‘What have I done to deserve all these good things?’ I have gone through rough things and I try to enjoy every day. I have money. I have fame. I have my family, people who love me. So I am trying to enjoy it.”
Latino Fox reports that the 42-year-old Columbia-American actress was joined by several members of her family from Colombia. She said she was happy to be able to share the moment with her family, who flew in to be with her.
The Columbian beauty’s star brings the total to 2,551 plaques on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was placed adjacent to the star of Ed O’Neill, who plays her husband on the Modern Family.
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