Sofía Vergara also explained on Thursday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show her strategy of having her mouth opened wide while she's eating on set

By Jen Juneau
June 03, 2021 10:24 AM
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Sofía Vergara has a penchant for being photographed while she's getting her snack on — but at least she's perfected her technique.

The America's Got Talent judge, 48, addressed various paparazzi photos of herself eating during a Thursday appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, joking, "I didn't know I had a problem until people started posting pictures from the paparazzi of me eating!"

"And then I started to realize, like, 'What is wrong with me?' " Vergara continued, chalking up the chow-down moments to "long hours on set."

"You get bored, you get a little anxious, and what else are you gonna do?" she said, laughing.

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Sofía Vergara makes an in-studio appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Sofía Vergara and Ellen DeGeneres
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The Modern Family alum told DeGeneres that she has a "technique that [her] makeup artist appreciates" that keeps her cosmetics fresh.

"You open the mouth really wide and you don't mess up your lipstick," Vergara said. "So I know how to eat and it doesn't mess up the lipstick."

"It does look like you open your mouth very wide to eat," joked DeGeneres, 63.

"Yeah, but it's not just for fun — it's a practical [action]," the actress replied. "You put it in there and then the lipstick? Perfect."

Sofía Vergara makes an in-studio appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Sofía Vergara and Ellen DeGeneres
| Credit: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.

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The host couldn't resist egging her guest on, teasing, "Do you let [the food] dissolve or do you chew?"

"No, I chew," Vergara said during the hilarious exchange. "How am I gonna swallow a banana or swallow popcorn? You can't, you have to chew."

"But once it's past the lips, you're fine; you're good to go," she added.

Upon DeGeneres' suggestion that a funnel should be created to help the lipstick situation, Vergara quipped, "I guess that could be, but why do I need that if I know how to do it perfectly without it? That would be like a waste of my money, and for what?"