Would you want to get health tips from Sofia Vergara and Oscar De La Hoya? The Colombian actress and Mexican American former pro-boxer have reportedly teamed up to work on launching a health website for Latinos.
In a recent interview with Primera Hora, Emmy-nominated Vergara spoke about the website, which will be called SuperVida and will educate Latinos about health topics that affect the community the most. “We are 50 million Latinos in this country and there is no resource for how we are and we need that,” she said. “It’s going to be something revolutionary to better and save lives.”
Vergara herself suffered a thyroid cancer scare over a decade ago and has to have annual medical checkups to make sure everything is good. “I take good care of myself, and I keep an eye on any change in my health,” Vergara told Primera Hora. “I have to.”
On tonight's episode of Nightline she goes more in depth about how she felt at the time of her cancer diagnosis. "I was very young and when they tell you that word, it's, like, 'What are you talking about?'" she admits. "You always think, 'death.' You don't—that's all you think when they tell you that. So it was...it was pretty scary."
38-year-old Oscar de la Hoya has also battled against health scares, mainly, addiction. “Golden Boy” battled alcohol, and in a revealing interview with Univision’s Aqui y Ahora this summer in which be revealed that he began drinking at age 9. De La Hoya was also addicted to cocaine, but managed to keep everything from his family, friends, and fans. De La Hoya said he felt invincible when drinking, but also found himself crying and feeling alone. De La Hoya entered treatment earlier this year for his addictive behavior, and seems to be doing a lot better.
Supervida.com is expected to launch in 2012.