In­spir­ing path to fame and for­tune

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SOFIA Ver­gara has come a long way in the past decade through fierce de­ter­mi­na­tion, per­se­ver­ance and some mighty self-be­lief in the face of con­sid­er­able ob­sta­cles.

That has made her a role model for mil­lions of young women across Latin Amer­ica.

Last month she won a Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion for the Ad­vance­ment of Coloured Peo­ple (NAACP) Im­age Award for play­ing Glo­ria.

‘‘I think it (Hol­ly­wood suc­cess) gives them hope that they can come to this coun­try (USA), which is very hard, and be able to be suc­cess­ful,’’ Ver­gara says.

‘‘I am break­ing through now in the US, but I’ve been work­ing for 20 years. They (Latin Amer­i­can women) are so happy that they have seen me lit­tle by lit­tle (achieve suc­cess) and now I think this is the best time of my ca­reer.

‘‘It never oc­curred to me that I was go­ing to be an ac­tress or an en­ter­tainer. I thought I was go­ing to be a mother and a den­tist.’’

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