Before the days of Colombian 40-year-old Sofia Vergara stripping down for body painting sessions and sassing it up and getting nominated for Emmys in the hit show "Modern Family," she was already an award winning model and hugely popular actress on Hispanic television.

But before that?

Everybody has to start somewhere, and for Vergara, one of her early appearances included bouncing around in a blue bikini while working out in a pool. Watch the video above.

Any more commentary on this is quite unnecessary.

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Check out the gallery below for more of Sofia's looks:

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  • 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

    Sofia Vergara wore this strapless <a href="http://www.examiner.com/celebrity-headlines-in-national/sofia-vergara-spotted-at-vanity-fair-oscar-party-roberto-cavalli-photos" target="_hplink">Roberto Cavalli white gown,</a> which fit her like a glove, to the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party. She complemented her look with thick diamond cuffs and her signature large earrings.

  • 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards

    This is probably one of Vergara's best looks. She looked stunning in this <a href="http://www.redcarpet-fashionawards.com/2011/09/19/sofia-vergara-in-vera-wang-2011-emmy-awards/" target="_hplink">coral, one-shoulder Vera Wang dress</a> that she wore to the 2011 Emmy Awards. To compliment her look she added a pair of heavy earrings with green diamond jewels and gold Lorraine
 Schwartz bracelets. She wore Stuart Weitzman heels. With coral lipstick and her sleek hair, Vergara looked nothing short of a Hollywood starlet.

  • 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards

    The "Modern Family" actress showed off her curves in this <a href="http://www.thefashion-court.com/2012/01/sofia-vergara-in-monique-lhuillier-23rd-annual-producers-guild-awards/" target="_hplink">sequined Monique Lhuillier cocktail dress </a> at the arrival of the Guild Awards.

  • 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards

    Sofia Vergara shined in this <a href="http://www.stylebistro.com/News+and+Pics/articles/OoB0ARxwHIh/Sofia+Vergara+Golden+Globes+2012" target="_hplink">deep-hued floor-length Vera Wang gown</a> for the 2012 Golden Globes Awards. Vergara was nominated for her role as Gloria in "Modern Family" under the category 'Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role.'

  • 2012 Annual SAG Awards

    Vergara wore a <a href="http://www.redcarpet-fashionawards.com/2012/01/30/sofia-vergara-in-marchesa-2012-sag-awards/" target="_hplink">custom-made fuchsia silk-satin Marchesa dress</a>. She donned a ponytail which showed off her Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

  • Premiere Of "New Year's Eve"

    For the premier of "New Year's Eve" in Los Angeles, Sofia Vergara wore a little black dress from Zac Posen. But because Sofia will never ever go unnoticed, she was sure to pair the LBD with a bright red clutch and <a href="http://www.thefashion-court.com/2011/12/sofia-vergara-in-zac-posen-new-years-eve-la-premiere/" target="_hplink">diamond earrings from Jacqueline Nerguizian Fine Jewelry</a>. She also wore a serpent arm cuff bracelet.

  • Latin GRAMMY Awards

    For the 2011 Latin Grammy Awards Vergara awed the crowds in this white metallic <a href="http://www.nj.com/entertainment/celebrities/index.ssf/2011/11/latin_grammys_fashion_sofia_ve.html" target="_hplink">Reem Acra gown. </a>

  • At the 'CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute'

    Actress Sofia Vergara attends the "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute" at The Shrine Auditorium in 2011 wearing <a href="http://www.thefashion-court.com/2011/12/sofia-vergara-in-dolce-gabbana-2011-cnn-heroes-an-all-star-tribute/" target="_hplink">a black lace Dolce&Gabbana dress. </a> She wore a Chanel clutch and jewelry from her own KMart collection.

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