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Sofia Vergara Wasted A Small Fortune On Accent Lessons

April 8th, 2012 10:00am EDT

Sofia VergaraActress Sofia Vergara has learned to live with her thick Colombian accent after expensive voice lessons failed to pay off.

The sexy Modern Family star wanted to adopt a more Hollywood-friendly accent and told one elocution expert she hoped to sound more like Mexican actress Salma Hayek or Spaniard Penelope Cruz - but her sessions were a complete waste of time.

The actress says, "When I moved to L.A. and I wanted to act I did want to work on my accent... so I hired a speech coach. He was super-expensive.

"(I spent) hours and hours, because it's not like you can do it one time a week; you have to do it, like, five times a week, three hours a day... It was the money most thrown away (sic). I got worse. Look at me now."

 

Sofia Vergara

 

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