I always heard that immigrants had a really hard life when they came to America.
Oh yes, things get me mad. But the thing is, I get mad, and then I turn around and I forget.
Listen, I didn't know how to make coffee when I came to the United States. Because in Colombia the maids do it.
I guess at the end of the day, all women like to be appreciated and treated with respect and kindness.
I'm a natural blonde. But when I started acting, I would go to auditions and they didn't know where to put me because I was voluptuous and had the accent, but I had blonde hair. It was ignorance: they thought every Latin person looks like Salma Hayek.
I'm fearless, I don't complain. Even when horrible things happen to me, I go on.
Confident people have a way of carrying themselves that makes others more attracted to them.
I think that would be ungrateful if I were upset because I'm seen as attractive or sexy. That's opened so many doors for me in my life.
I love jewelry - rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, you name it.
In Latin America, women are supposed to be voluptuous. They don't believe that you have to be skinny to be attractive.
L. A. is crazy. The women all look the same now. That thing with the cheeks. Like Madonna. Who do they think they're fooling? It doesn't make them look young. You end up looking like a freak.
Yes, I'm blonde. When I started as an actor, because of the accent and my body and my personality, it was not what the stereotype of the Latina woman in Hollywood is, so they didn't know where to put me. The blond hair wasn't matching. The moment I put my hair dark, it was better for my work.
I think I'm going to be stereotyped forever, but I'm not scared of being stereotyped.
I don't think God cares if I wear nail polish or not. I don't think that's a deal breaker for him.
I didn't want to be an actress. I wanted to be a dentist, but you never know what life will bring you.
I don't want plastic surgery or fillers or Botox.
I still haven't played a leading role in cinema or in TV, and that's something that I long for.
I left Colombia because Univision brought me to the United States.
Sometimes it can be bad to have too much family. Everybody gets involved in your problems, giving their opinion, gossiping, and making drama. But when bad things happen, they will be there to support you.
I understand English; I read and write English perfectly, but the accent won't go away.
I can turn around and scream and get angry, but I turn around and I forget about it.
I'm happy with what I've achieved.
I always tried to do the best for my kid.
When you have a kid, you have to be more mature.
Not everybody's confident their whole life.
If I walk outside without lipstick, I feel naked.
I've been very lucky that I've never had cellulite. My body was always firm.
My problem is desserts. I am obsessed with desserts.
If a Latina falls in love with someone who is insecure, it can be a nightmare.
It has to be a very specific role for me because of my accent. I can't complain; I've been working since I got to LA. But it is hard. I have no training as an actress so I try whatever I do like school, because I'm learning.
When I travel abroad, because I'm Columbian, I'm always one that they check twice and security and I'm the one that they open my bag and the one they pull to the side to check the visa.
I like TV, I feel comfortable there and I'm willing to take every opportunity that's offered to me.
I never thought I would get such a perfect role in 'Modern Family.' A lot of TV shows now are looking for more Latin women.
People shouldn't stay married because of the kids. That's torture for everyone.
You know, I was the class clown in Catholic school, but I never thought I would make a living out of it!
I love heels, I'm telling you. When I walk in flats, I get knee pain.
I like comedy. I would love to do comedy for a long time.
I'm obsessed with food!
I don't complain.
I hate to work out. I get in a bad mood when I have to do it!
I'm not athletic.
Latin guys dance. American guys don't dance. That's a big difference.
Latin women are very comfortable with their bodies and their sexuality. We aren't afraid to show that off a little bit more.
I went to a school run by Catholic nuns. They were really strict.
I do think it was fantastic to have a kid young. My friends now are all panicking if they haven't found somebody to have kids with. It was never like that for me because I already had the kid!
When they tell you that you have cancer, you panic.
I've never gone out with a guy who is older than me by more than a couple years. Usually it's my age, a little bit older, or even a little bit younger. But not a 15- or 20-year difference.
The mother is the one who is going to help you in the long run! You must make her your friend. It matters what she thinks.
I use Spanish dancing as a way to exercise. I've done that for my whole life.
In my own life, I have no problems letting out a good scream.
I guess I am going to think about freezing my eggs.