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Sofia Vergara Defends Gloria Delgado Character On 'Modern Family'

MODERN FAMILY - 'Flip Flop' - Phil is pretty confident in his ability to sell Claire and Cam's flipped house, but when it pro
MODERN FAMILY - 'Flip Flop' - Phil is pretty confident in his ability to sell Claire and Cam's flipped house, but when it proves to be a little harder than he thought, he recruits the whole family into taking some desperate, borderline crazy measures. Meanwhile, Javier (guest star Benjamin Bratt) is visiting Manny and brings along his new girlfriend (guest star Paget Brewster), which doesn't sit very well with Gloria, on 'Modern Family,' WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 (9:00-9:31 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Peter 'Hopper' Stone/ABC via Getty Images) PAGET BREWSTER, RICO RODRIGUEZ, SOFIA VERGARA

By Ikam Acosta

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People have been criticizing Modern Family for a while now about their overly-sexualized and ditzy depiction of Gloria on the show.

“Whoever said that all Latin women are the same? It’s impossible to caricature millions of women from 20 countries. There are many kinds of Latinas, just like there are many types and styles of women all over the world.”

Vergara denies that Gloria paints all Latinas as being airheads on the verge of a nervous breakdown. She added, “

It goes more towards seeing us as all about our families, hard working, standing up for ourselves, ultra protective of our kids, and that we do ourselves up more than others, because a lot of us wear perfume even to take the kids to school in the morning.”

Sofia based her character from a mix of her mother and sister. She loves her character and says it is supposed to be a shout-out to her Latina sisters everywhere, not an insult.

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