Sofia Vergara In 'Self': I'm A Natural Blonde, Hated My Boobs

09/13/2010 02:22 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Sofia Vergara covers the new issue of Self magazine, and in the interview she talks about coming to terms with her sexy body.

Here are some excerpts (via People):

On discomfort with her chest at age 13:
"I wanted surgery. I told my mom, 'As soon as I'm older, please take these boobs away.' She said, 'Sofia, shut up. When you're 18, it will be different.' 'I was like, 'Why would I want these huge tits?' I'm a 34 DD. It's hard to dress. No matter what I wear, I look like a stripper.'"

On her current feelings about her breasts:
"I'm grateful I have them, and honestly, they've helped me a lot in my career. And I've always felt sexy."

On her hair color:
"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. The moment I dyed my hair dark, it was, 'Oh, she's the hot Latin girl.' I loved it ... Being brunette toned me down a bit."