Sofia Vergara's Engagement Goes Viral: What Else She's Been Up to in 2012

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It looks like the rest of the world can share in one of Sofia Vergara's biggest moments. The "Modern Family" star's engagement to Nick Loeb can now be seen by all on YouTube. While chronicling her 40th birthday celebration, Sofia's son captured the special moment on video. Nick's proposal took place on top of the pyramid at Chichen Itza, an ancient Mayan city. Obviously, getting engaged on her birthday was one of the biggest moments of the year for the actress. Here is a look at some of the other significant that Sofia has been up to in 2012.

She's getting paid

The stunning beauty and the rest of her "Modern Family" co-stars just settled a major contract dispute with production studio 20th Century Fox. Sofia and the rest of the main cast will now earn about $170,000 for each episode, a huge increase from her previous rate of $65,000. Not only that, but her contract was extended for an additional year. That means that she can happily work on the popular sitcom for at least another five seasons.

She picked up another Emmy nomination

For the third straight year, Sofia picked up an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Could this finally be her time to take home the little gold trophy? In 2011, co-star Julie Bowen earned the honor and is nominated again this year, as well. With any luck, Sofia can continue her strong year and even the score with her friend.

She hosted "Saturday Night Live"

A rite of passage for any funny actress is the chance to host "SNL," and Sofia reached that goal in April. "I think it's an American tradition," she said when talking about her hosting duties. "It's a TV show that the whole world knows, so for me, it's an honor to be part of that group of actors that are known for their excellence." During her successful stint, the star mocked everything from "The Hunger Games" to actress Fran Drescher.

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