Sofía Vergara says her good looks are ‘my passport to the world,’ propelled her to stardom: ‘Absurd to feel bad’

Sofía Vergara has credited her looks for opening doors to global stardom, and she refuses to feel bad about it.

The “Griselda” actress said she’s aware that her appearance gave her a leg-up in the industry, but insists it’s her personality that’s kept her in the business.

“It would be absurd to deny it or for that to make me feel bad,” Vergara told Spanish newspaper El País.

“My giant boobs and my body opened doors for me; they were my passport to the world when I was 20 years old when I started as a model, but today I’m 51 years old and I’m still here.”

Vergara, however, says her ability to take risks is what ultimately solidified her glittering decades-long career in TV.

“I don’t do brain surgery, it’s just entertainment, and the worst that can happen to me is that they can say I look ugly or that this jackass doesn’t know how to act. I can take it,” she told the outlet.

The actress said she’s aware that her appearance gave her a leg-up in the industry. FilmMagic

The mom of one noticed that her looks opened doors for her in high school, when she began receiving attention from boys.

But while it was nice at first, she soon noticed that she was treated differently.

“There are women who are prettier, younger, who have bigger breasts and a better body than me, but I’m still around because I have demonstrated that I can stay,” she said.

The “Modern Family” alum insists her ability to take risks is what ultimately solidified her glittering decades-long career in TV. Sofia Vergara/ Instagram

“From a very young age, I’ve known my strengths and I’ve played to them. But if you only see my boobs, then that’s your problem.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Vergara confirmed the reason for her split from Joe Manganiello, 47, after seven years of marriage.

The “Modern Family” alum, 51, said Manganiello’s desire to have children ultimately led to their divorce.

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Sofía Vergara in the new Netflix series “Griselda.” COURTESY OF NETFLIX

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“My marriage broke up because my husband was younger; he wanted to have kids, and I didn’t want to be an old mom,” she told the Spanish outlet. “I feel it’s not fair to the baby.”

Vergara made sure to note that although she “respect[s]” those who wish to welcome children later in life, the path is just “not for [her] anymore.”

Vergara 51, said Joe Manganiello’s desire to have children ultimately led to their divorce. sofiavergara/Instagram

“I had a son at 19, who is now 32, and I’m ready to be a grandmother, not a mother,” she explained of Manolo Gonzalez Vergara, whom she shares with her first husband, Joe Gonzalez.

“I’m almost in menopause; it’s the natural way of things,” she said, adding, “When my son becomes a dad, let him bring the baby to me for a while and then I’ll give it back to him and go on with my life; that’s what I have to do.”