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

11/16/2011 05:50 pm ET | Updated Nov 16, 2011

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."

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