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Sofia Vergara: My Publicist Told Me To Get A Breast Reduction

Sofia Vergara Breast Reduction

First Posted: 11/16/11 05:50 PM ET Updated: 11/16/11 07:08 PM ET

In Hollywood it's not uncommon to hear actresses relay stories of agents, publicists and casting directors urging them to get a nose job or consider breast implants.

It's not so common for actresses to be told they might want to think about making their boobs smaller -- and you wouldn't expect that story to come from Sofia Vergara, who is known for her curves.

"When I moved to America, I was more voluptuous, and I felt a little different," the "Modern Family" star told Health magazine. "My publicist [at the time] told me, 'I think you should just reduce your boobs because nobody's going to take you seriously here."

The 39-year-old actress confesses that for a long time she felt her breasts were too big for her thin frame, but of course she didn't follow through with the suggestion. Vergara also said that at age 17 she did a commercial for Pepsi wearing a tiny bathing suit, and received a ton of positive feedback, which made her feel much more confident.

Though she might have felt more confident, her mother was the real reason she never altered her body.

"My mother almost had a heart attack. She was like, 'God is going to punish you! You can't cut your boobs!' I don't regret not doing it, because now it's become a big part of [her character on 'Modern Family']," she explained.

But the Colombian actress isn't necessarily against plastic surgery. She told the magazine:

"I'm not against [plastic surgery] at all. But I think you should go into it more thinking that you want to look beautiful than trying to look young. Because I don't really think that plastic surgery can make you look young ... if you go in with the mentality of being young I think that's where accidents can happen."


For more, click over to Health.

These celebrities say they regret going under the knife:

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  • Sharon Osbourne

    "I wish I'd never had my breasts done the last time," she told New Magazine. "They've put these bloody great bags in that are too f***ing round--it's like a water bed on your chest."

  • Denise Richards

    "When I was 19, a doctor put in bigger implants than what I asked for. I was in such a hurry to get them that I didn't research my doctor," Richards told Us Weekly. "I just thought because they're a plastic surgeon, they must be good. You have to be your advocate for your own body and ask 100 questions." Later Richards wrote: "At 19 when I first got my breasts done, I wish that I was confident enough with my body to not have had surgery. That is something that I really want to encourage in my daughters, to embrace their healthy body and have confidence. I actually feel more confident in my skin now than in my 20's. Being confident is one of the sexiest qualities a woman can exude."

  • Jenny McCarthy

    "Me and my friends found a doctor in Arizona that cost about $1,500 to get our boobs done--because they didn't use anesthesia and I didn't know it," McCarthy told WENN. In a later interview with Us Weekly, the former playmate said she was "too young" when she got her implants at 19.

  • Victoria Beckham

    In an interview with British Vogue, Victoria was asked about the absence of her "torpedo bazookas", to which the former Spice Girl reportedly replied, "gone".

  • Kimberly Stewart

    In an interview with Now Magazine, Kimberly states her famous father was supportive of his daughter when she had the implants put in at 18, and even more supportive when she decided to get rid of them. She recalls, "He's very supportive of whatever I do. He was just like, 'If you don't feel comfortable, if you don't feel safe, just get them removed.'"

  • Kourtney Kardashian

    When she was 22, she got surgery to go from a B-cup to a C-cup. "It was so dumb... I just got the idea in my head one day, and that was that. There was no talking me out of it," said Kardashian in an interview with Us Weekly.

  • Danielle Staub

    Last year, Staub had another surgery to correct a botched boob job she got done when she was younger. "She was very upset with her breasts," her doctor, Michael Fiorillo told, Us Weekly. "Scar tissue formed around the breast implant and that makes the implants hard, cold and deformed...the right one was almost up by her neck!"

  • Kim Zolciak

    Kim got her breast implants at age 20. Looking at pictures of herself on vacation in Miami last year, Zolciak couldn't believe what she saw. "My boobs looked crazy and saggy," she revealed to In Touch.

  • Heidi Montag

    The Hills star -- now a size "E or F" depending on the bra had a staggering 10 procedures done in one day. "I'm obsessed with fitness but it's impossible to work out with these boobs," Montag told Life and Style Magazine. "It's heartbreaking. I can't live an everyday life."

  • Jenna Jameson

    "When I had implants, I felt uncomfortable," the former porn star told Us Weekly. "I would be shy at the beach. I know it sounds funny, but I'd wear high-necked clothes, unless I was at an adult-film convention. So I thought, 'why don't I be who I am and get my real ones back?'"

  • Tara Reid

    "I was a 34B, but the right one was always bigger than the left," she told Us Weekly. "He gave me Cs, and I didn't want them. At all."

  • Tori Spelling

    "Well, I got my boobs done in my early 20s," Spelling told Good Morning America. "If I had known that it would or could possibly impact production of milk, I wouldn't have had them. I love being a mom. I am on my third baby. We want to have more. That's my role... these don't matter."


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