updated 09/13/2010 AT 12:00 PM ET
•originally published 09/13/2010 AT 1:35 PM ET
Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara has come a long way from the girl she was when she was 13 – a natural blonde bombshell-in-training who had yet to embrace her, um, assets.
“I wanted surgery,” she tells Self magazine in its October issue. “I told my mom, ‘As soon as I’m older, please take these boobs away.’ She said, ‘Sofia, shut up. When you’re 18, it will be different.’ ‘I was like, ‘Why would I want these huge tits?’ I’m a 34 DD. It’s hard to dress. No matter what I wear, I look like a stripper.”
But as the actress, 38, settles into her red-hot role as feisty Colombian housewife Gloria Delgado Pritchett on ABC’s Emmy-winning best sitcom, she’s come to terms with her bra size.