Sofia Vergara poses naked and explains why she doesn’t need a perfect body

By Meaghan Wray

Sofia Vergara bares her body and speaks her mind in the latest issue of Women’s Health Magazine. The Modern Family star posed naked for the cover and revealed how she doesn’t pay attention to society’s idea of the “perfect body,” nor does she feel pressured to hit the gym every day.

The actress obviously has an envious physique, but the message she’s sending is important and relatable. Of being totally naked on the cover, the Colombian-American beauty shared, “Here's a woman, 45, being able to show her body. It's not like before, when it was just young girls,” she continued. “It’s not about having muscle or cut abs. I don’t have abs because I’m not 'I need to be like a fit model with a perfect body.' That would take too much effort.”

Sofia also shared how her husband, Joe Mangianello, reacted to the shoot. While the Magic Mike star supported his wife's decision to pose nude, Sofia admitted that he is worried she's "going to be naked in everything now!"

Women in and outside of Hollywood are often expected to look younger than they actually are; an unfair pressure that defies the natural course of biology. And that’s partly why this move is so important. Sofia revealed that she’s notabout striving to look younger, “I’m 45. Even if you want to, at this time in your life, you can’t be perfect. It’s not that you hate it, or that you’re upset about it, but it is our reality,” she shared. Her social media presence shows she’s still very young at heart!

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The star recently launched a lingerie line in support of impoverished women around the world, a venture she called EBY in partnership with friend Renata Black. The subscription-based underwear service allocates ten per cent of sales to The Seven Bar Foundation, which provides small loans to women around the world to help them start their own business.

"I have had the luxury of being able to grow my ideas into successful business ventures over the past 10 years," a statement from Sofia reads. "I want to be able to pass that on to other women in need. I want to be able to provide women with the tools to start their own business as an exit out of poverty. EBY does that with its microfinancing model. There's nothing sexier than being your own boss."

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