She saunters onto the red carpet in a dress that looks like it’s made of diamonds and says, “I feel old and dry today.” And then she laughs hysterically as if that is even possible.
I’m wearing Donna Karan, I feel very, eh, like sexy.
Look at the back. I feel very, very Jessica Rabbit. Like, an old Jessica Rabbit. Then she shakes her booty for the camera.
Announcer Giuliana Rancic says, “I love how you say, ‘I feel very sexy today.’ When don’t you feel sexy? Sofia, make the women out there feel good for just a minute. Make me feel good about myself. Tell me something that’s not sexy about you?” Yuck Giuliana. You are ruining my moment. For once, a woman walks onto the red carpet and applauds the way she looks – and you have to ask her about those times when she doesn’t feel great about her looks? But I love Sofia’s answer:
Um. I sleep with socks. That’s not enough for Giuliana, because she and everyone else is just picturing Sofia Vergara looking amazing in socks, so she tries harder:
Do you have a body part that you don’t like?
Really? What is with you? Sofia responds:
Well, I shouldn’t complain, because I think it’s ungrateful, but of course. I’m a woman. Of course there’s many parts – and now that I’m older, there’s many parts that I complain about every day. But I don’t say it, because I don’t want to sound ungrateful.
I’m pretty pleased with the fact that an older woman can strut onto the red carpet and just be unapologetically sexy and herself. I wish more women could do it. Then maybe the presenters wouldn’t be so taken aback by the utter confidence, that they would feel the need to prod the women for the stuff they must hate about themselves.
Sofia Vergara needs to be an inspiration to us all. I’ll start. I am rocking a blue sweatshirt and some amazing yoga pants. I feel very, very Jennifer Beals from Flashdance. Like, an old Jennifer Beals from Flashdance.
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