August 05, 2011 12:30 PM

Courtesy Redbook

Sofia Vergara embraces her sexy curves, but that doesn’t mean they don’t cause problems sometimes. “I’m always in search of the perfect bra,” she laments in the September issue of
. “I’ll find one, wear it for a long time, and they’ll discontinue it. It’s the story of my life!”

Luckily, the rest of Vergara’s life is somewhat charmed. A native of Colombia, she’s now a megastar thanks to Modern Family, and recently inked a deal with CoverGirl cosmetics. She landed a spot on PEOPLE’s “Most Beautiful” list, too. “It’s fantastic, because I’m almost 40 years old and they still put me on these lists of beautiful women,” she says. “How can I even be in a list with girls who are 15 years younger than me? My son, Manolo, laughs at that.”

Despite that, Vergara, who also stars in this summer’s Smurfs movie, is embracing her new role as a style and beauty icon. The actress rarely leaves home in flats, preferring heels — “It’s like a little immediate plastic surgery; immediate liposuction,” she says — and lives for big bold earrings since they “distract from any imperfections.”

As if she has any! “I’ve had these ridiculously huge boobs since I was super young. Like, 13,” she shares. “I was really skinny at the time, so it was weird to have those boobs and be skinny. It was hideous. Then after I had my kid, I got hips and everything started to come together.” Read more with Vergara in the September issue of Redbook and at

–Kate Hogan


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