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Sofia Vergara on the importance of being bootylicious: ‘In Latin America, if you don’t have a big ass, you’re nothing’

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Sofia Vergara (Carter Smith/ALLURE)

While Sofia Vergara continues to keep mum about her recent engagement, the Columbian beauty dishes on just about everything else — including her weight, bra size, and how she prefers having a voluptuous booty — in a new interview with Allure.

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Many women — celebrity or otherwise — keep the number that pops up on the scale a closely guarded secret. Vergara? Not so much. The always candid "Modern Family" star tells the magazine that her ideal weight is 130 and when it drops below that number, typically when she's feeling stressed or not eating right, she's unhappy about it. "My ass gets smaller, and my boobs get smaller," the 40-year-old tells Allure. "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." Clearly, she's proud of her roots and culture. "We're loud. We're passionate. We're colorful. We're voluptuous… I am not scared of the stereotype of the Latin woman, because I think it's fantastic."

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Vergara isn't shy about sharing her bra size either, which — for the record — is 32F and is printed below her name on the cover of Allure. "Nobody with real boobs usually has those measurements," she notes. And the actress says sexiness comes naturally to her. "The guys I know love it," she says of her confidence. "I think sexy is the attitude of you believing that you can get whatever you want." When did she first figure out she could get what she wanted? "I always knew. I've always been getting it, so I don't know anything else. Hopefully, I'll still be like that for a long time."

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And this year, the actress has definitely been getting a lot of what she wants. Last month she topped Forbes' list of the highest paid TV actresses. Just weeks later, she and her "Modern Family" co-stars negotiated new contracts that reportedly tripled their paychecks. Oh, and she also got engaged. After calling off her relationship with long-time boyfriend Nick Loeb earlier this year, they reunited and he popped the question soon after during a trip to Mexico to celebrate her 40th birthday. While she hasn't confirmed the engagement directly, her 21-year-old aspiring filmmaker son, Manolo, did in his web video series.

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While everything seems to be coming up Vergara these days, there is one thing that brings her down. "While I'm working out, I'm in a bad mood," she tells Allure. "I didn't grow up in a culture of working out. You were voluptuous, that's it. That's all you needed.

Read Sofia Vergara's full interview in the September issue of Allure, on newsstands August 21.

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