SOFIA WANTED TO BE DEN­TIST

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Hol­ly­wood ac­tor Sofia Ver­gara’s (right) first am­bi­tion was to be a den­tist. The 43-year-old had never con­sid­ered a ca­reer in mod­el­ling or act­ing, and al­ways wanted to fix peo­ple’s teeth as a way of earn­ing money. But af­ter she was spot­ted by a tal­ent scout on a Colom­bian beach at the age of 17 and cast in a com­mer­cial, she changed her mind and en­tered showbiz, re­ports fe­male­first.co.uk. “I wanted to be a doc­tor but at that time, 20 years ago, women weren’t re­ally doc­tors. You were sup­posed to get mar­ried and have kids, and a prac­tice in medicine was tough and re­quired a lot of time. So the next best thing was den­tistry, be­cause one could be a den­tist and just go home. You had the 9 to 5 (as­pect to it),” Ver­gara said. Af­ter mak­ing a ca­reer for her­self in South Amer­ica, she moved to Los An­ge­les, US, in 2005 and starred in a few sit­coms that flopped. Her faith in her­self led to her be­com­ing the high­est paid TV ac­tor in the world.

I wanted to be a doc­tor but at that time, 20 years ago, women weren’t re­ally doc­tors

Sofia Ver­gara, ac­tor

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