Sofia Vergara Is a Blonde!

03/26/2013 at 06:23 PM ET

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Sofia Vergara is getting back to her roots–literally: The Modern Family actress took to Instagram on Tuesday to debut fresh light blonde highlights. The shade is quite the change from those chocolate-brown locks we were so accustomed to, but it’s actually closer to Vergara’s natural color.

“Blond ambitions!! Gracias to the amazing Kelly Klain I’m ready for summer!” Vergara shared along with a sultry shot of her lightened hair, in which she appears with little makeup and in a casual off-the-shoulder top.

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Perhaps the Colombian-born actress is trying to break down stereotypes? She’d previously said that she dyed her naturally blonde hair because “It didn’t match the Hollywood stereotype for a Latina woman.”

Vergara also added, “I think I should have always had dark hair.” But we have to respectfully disagree with the actress since she looks so pretty with these summer-ready strands.

The actress’s Instagram and Twitter followers had lots of love for the her new look, but we want to know what you think. Does Vergara look better with dark hair or highlights?

–Zoë Ruderman

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lilkunta on

is she finished filming ep for this season of MF ? Unless abc is letting her character be blonde as well. I welcome Sofia being her natural colour. Hispanics have a variety of looks. Mayan looking, afro looking, german looking. I applaud sofia.

Ann on

Noooo! Totally looks better as a brunette!
Oh well, it’s her hair. She can look like everyone else in the land of fruits and nuts if she’s inclined to.

SofiaFan on

She’d be drop-dead gorgeous in a clown’s wig!

gabrieldilaurentis on

damn it she looks like an eighteen year old

she’s smocking hot

Tammy on

She looks younger

Sarafina on

I think she looks better (and younger) with her hair back to the natural blonde; and the highlights are so pretty on her. You can see she really doesn’t need all the makeup.

Annabelle on

I don’t mind the blonde, but she should have dyed her eye brows to match! It looks so horrible to see a beautiful women with long blonde locks and dark brown caterpillars across her face. Speaking as a natural blonde, I know your eye brows should be light enough to look natural, if not a shade or two darker.

lisa on

wow did not realize how bushy her eyebrows were

Megan on

Gorgeous and younger with blonde

Megan on

She looks like a young Kim basinger… I think it makes her look great

Nicole on

@Annabelle, my naturally blonde sister has ALWAYS had dark eyebrows, even when she was a little kid. People come in all styles.

Cosia on

she looks so young and pretty without all the makeup! she’s 40 for christ sakes!

americana on

hehehe this is actually how I remember her, she looks better blonde cause it really softens her face up and looks more sensual!

SEM on

Anyone who thinks she’s a NATURAL blonde at her age is just dumb!!! She may have had golden hair as a child but there’s no way that’s her natural hair now, it’s either brown or grey naturally now.

Guest on

I like her hair better brown, but either way she looks so good!

kyle on

Gosh, she looks about 20 in the pic to the left. Love her hair both ways….

Angie on

I love the blond hair! I think she looks younger. Her shirt isn’t an off the shoulder shirt though….

Yawn on

Yawn, take some pride in yourself, Latina. Now you look like every other so-so, jiggly “actress” out there. Hiding behind your chest and your fake run-of-the-mill hair. Let’s see some real women wear their dark hair with pride. Especially Latinas.

Sofia on

She is a white latina practically European, so naturally she is blonde.

Kara on

I just don’t see it, I think she looks better as a brunette. I doubt she could ever not look good, but I don’t see her looking so much younger as a blonde. imo looks so much better as a brunette.

JES on

She could have doggie dookie on her head and she would be gorgeous!!!!!!!!! Go baby go!!!!!!!!! :)

Just Me on

SEM, I must beg to differ. As a natural blonde, I’ve had darker eyebrows my entire life and yes, my hair has gotten darker as I’ve gotten older. I’m no longer the “tow headed” kid I was, but there’s absolutely no doubt that my hair is naturally blonde and it’s not much different than the color Sofia’s hair currently is. Also, for those telling her to wear her Latina roots proudly, read the article, she’s naturally blonde and dyes her hair brunette. My grandmother was Cherokee/Oglala Sioux, my mother had black hair with an olive complexion, my father was a blue eyed blonde with fair skin. I’m blonde and tan easily. We all come in different colors, stop being so judgmental.

jessica on

It’s impossible for her to look bad!!!!

jessica on

It’s impossible for her to look bad!!!

MikkiG on

H.O.T. With any color hair!!

Mandy on

LOVE her blonde! With that and less makeup, she looks 15 years younger!!

Guest on

She couldn’t look bad if she tried! I love her hair color either way. She’s just beautiful.

dudley doright on

she needs to close her mouth in the picture on the left..some celebs (+kim k) are in love with taking pictures of themselves. They are really impressed with themselves….look @ me…look @ me. OMG

Guest on

She could make a frumpy bathrobe look amazing…. Damn her! Lol. (love the blonde)

Colombia Boy on

She looks so beautiful, and so white. Almost as white as Nichole Kidman and Naomi Watts.

sarah on

Beautiful face with barely any makeup, beautiful hair. It could be purple and crimped and she would be still gorgeous

Jenn on

This season on Modern Family her eyebrows have become more like a unibrow!! Anyone else notice that they are almost connected?!?!?!

Debbie on

Is everyone dumb on this app? That is a a very young picture of Sophia. Her teeth aren’t even fixed yet.

Debbie on

That’s why it isn’t the off the shoulder picture. Also, I meant the picture on the left is an old picture of her when she was very young.

Hilda on

Sorry. but she is a south american woman with naturally dark hair, dark eyebrows and every other hair on her body isdark. Who is she kidding saying she is a “natural blonde”?

Carrow on

She could be bald and would still be gorgeous.


Amaryllis on

The light color goes better with her skin.

Jenny S on

Sofia looks great either way, but I think the blonde is way better on her. It makes her look younger.

christin on

i think she actually looks very youthful and pretty as a blonde, however she also looks amazing as a brunette…but i mean she would look amazing even with green hair,

Ivixen on

Prefer her as a brunette, but she’s not bad as a blonde.

Agnes birchard on

She look like 25 yrs old dont look. Like a 40
Who 19 old son . Wow how does she stay young . If Selena Perez Q were alive there battle of hot Latina i know some Mexican who are born with blonde hair blue or some of them born with dark hair blue eyes.she get paid to dye hair dark for role . She try red or jet black hair . No matter what color is damn I’m 31 girl and I be Lucky to good that good at 40

Amber on

She looks a lot younger being blonde.

Lol on

@hilda…you are a very ignorant person if you think latin people are not white, blonde with blue/green eyes…jeez where have you been hidind? I am from Puerto Rico, blonde (yes natural) with green eyes. My sister is even blonder than me her hair is almost white with green eyes. My parents are puertoricans true and true. We are a wonderful mixture of indians, spanish and african thats why there IS a diversity in colours in latin people. Go back to school.

Lol on

Just some info people, the picture on the left is of Sofia when she was 19-20 years old. The picture on the right is how she looks RIGHT now.

Bojana on

It’s a shame how Latino women in Hollywood have the need/pressure to look like white women. Starting from JLo and now Sofia! They look so much better with their natural colors.

Rhonda on

I know that blonde is her natural color, but she looks better as a brunette. The blonde color makes her hair look like dry straw.

Dana on

She’d look beautiful bald!

Terri on

She’s absolutely gorgeous either way, but she looks much younger without makeup.

Sarah on

Blond, Brunnet, Caramel…WHATEVER…your SUPER FINE! Love that SMILE!

sbb on

Wow, she does look younger and prettier without the heavy makeup.

isabela on

@Annabelle: Blondes are supposed to have their eyebrows a shade darker than their hair color. Imagine blonde eyebrows? Seriously?

sunnyd on

Seriously? I hate this woman! She now looks BETTER…..LOL

cecilia on

Hilda, she is a natural blonde. I grew up watching her on Spanish tv before she became popular here in the US. She was always blonde. If you can’t tell the difference between dyed dark hair and natural color, you need glasses.

lynn on


Jenn on

I don’t ususally like her but that candid pic of her is GORGEOUS! She looks 20 years old!!


Nope! She looks like a Hooker now!!


Blonde hair makes her looks like a Hooker!!

Martha on

She is such a liar! She is NOT a natural blonde. Her natural hair color is light brown. That’s a story she keeps repeating to make herself appear sexier. Most women in Colombia are not blonde, but they dye their hair blonde from an early age. There are many Blacks in Colombia. Sofia stop lying!

sookie on

She looks much younger as a blonde!

Sparkle on

She looks 20 years younger!! Just goes to show how a change in hair and makeup (less in this case) can change a person’s appearance! Makes me want to go blonde again!

Tom on

She is just beautiful no matter what she does to her hair.

Julesy on

She looks great in both hair colors. She does need to tweeze some of those eyebrows, though. Nevertheless, she is an incredibly looking woman.

koko on

that’s not blond to me

Amies on

She was blonde as a child but it turned brown long ago. Whenever she bleaches it all blonde or just gets highlights the regrowth is dark brown. Give it up Sofia, your a brunette!

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