"Modern Family" actress Sofia Vergara, notorious for her exaggerated Columbian accent, told American TV host Ellen DGeneres that she was "too old" to improve her pronunciation.
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Vergara appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres show and was chatting with the host over a cup of "pure cafe Columbiano,"delivered personally by "Juan Valdez", when the conversation turned to Vergara's heavy accent. DeGeneres noted that several audience members were whispering to one another, apparently unable to understand what Vergara was saying. The actress did not take offense, and explained that her son gets frustrated when she speaks in English.
"He tells me "your the only person in the world that after many years in a country gets worse and worse. That's not normal." Vergara told DeGeneres.
The TV star went on to say that sometimes she can't even understand her own voice.
For most people, it would be very difficult to get a new job or advance in a company if people don't understand you. For her, her thick Columbian accent, is not hurting her. People feel that she is sexy and was recently voted the most Sexiest woman alive.
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