Happy 42nd Birthday, Sofia Vergara!
There are many things we love about this Colombiana: her fiery sense of humor, daring style, and crazy personality... to name a few. But the thing we love the most? Her willingness to speak her mind -- no matter who agrees or disagrees. Here are her most controversial quotes:
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On American men v. Latin men: "Latin men have something inside them, a genetic disposition to be a little sneaky. A Latin woman has to watch for that. An American guy might think twice before going there. He's thinking ahead: 'This could turn into a problem that's just not worth it.' The Latin guy might love the drama and thrill of it in the moment."
On curves: "Well, in Colombia everybody's very voluptuous, and you're supposed to be. You don't want to be skinny when all of your cousins are mermaids. You grow up thinking that's how beauty is."
On her most famous asset: "My father told me if I did anything artistic, I would look like a hooker. I told him, 'With these huge boobs that I inherited from your mother, I already look like a hooker!'"
On hiring some help: "I always tells my guy friends who are complaining that their Latina girlfriends want a maid: 'Listen, this is for your own good. You don't want a woman who is tired all day long, taking care of the kids, cooking, doing everything. She'll never be any fun. She'll never want to go out with you, because she'll be exhausted. She'll never want to sleep with you. So, this is an investment you're making for your love life. Think of it that way."
On her love/hate relationship with cleavage: "I know [my boobs] have opened doors for me, let's be real. But, I so hate when I see Gisele and she is wearing a tiny little tank top with no bra, like, 'Oh, I just threw this on. I look so cute.' If I wore that I would look like I was pregnant, or a fat stripper.'"
On fashion: "I'm Latin, and in our culture, we dress to pick up guys or for our boyfriends or husbands, rather than other girls. I'll prefer to die than wear boyfriend jeans!"
On plastic surgery: "I exercise, because you need it to stay slim and stay put -- especially as you get older. But some women overdo it: their body looks 20, but their face looks horrible. You need a little fat in your face! So, they fill their face with crap, and then they look like monsters. Who do you think you're fooling? We know those aren't your lips. I don't want plastic surgery or fillers or Botox."
On her beauty routine: "I'm Latin. I [put lipstick on] no matter what. It's automatic. I shower. Do hair and makeup. For me, it's like shaving. Lipstick brightens your face! Unless you're Gisele Bündchen or 19, you need something."
On dating: "It's up to the Latina to be intelligent, and choose a guy who can handle that. If a Latina falls in love with someone who is insecure, it can be a nightmare. I've had girlfriends who've been with really jealous guys, and it's like they're never enjoying you."
On body image: "My ass gets smaller, and my boobs get smaller. I don't mind when the boobs get smaller. I don't like when the ass gets smaller. In Latin America, if you don't have a big ass, you're nothing."