Sofia Vergara Told Her Son To ‘Sell the Birkins’ to Pay for College

By  July 10, 2013

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It’s hard to imagine Sofia Vergara being unable to maintain her success. After all she’s one of the breakout stars of Modern Family with 3 movies, including Machete Kills, slated for release this year, not to mention her contracts with Pepsi, CoverGirl, and Kmart to boot. Even with her collection of Hermès Birkin Handbags (FYI – she has 5 so far!), the star always wants to maintain a stable financial base for her son Manolo. “I tell Manolo, ‘If I don’t have enough money for your college this month, you have to sell the Birkins,’” she revealed in the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar.

While many actresses take their careers very seriously, Vergara regards her career as her “15 minutes” that started on a beach in Colombia where she was cast in a Pepsi commercial at 17. Talk about full circle! She didn’t think much of the job, attending dental school for three years, but the offers kept coming in and she soon became a popular personality in Latin America. The Modern Family role was tailor made for the star, but she believes she could do well in slasher flick. “I do think—and my son and boyfriend agree with me—that I could play a crazy psychopath. I’m not joking,” she said.

While her feminine wiles have helped her bank $19 million per year, Veragara prefers the Carrie Bradshaw investment plan of keeping her money where she can see it. “What would you prefer? Me popping champagne bottles and doing drugs and wasting money or buying bags?” she said in the upcoming issue. “These are valuable. These, Manolo can sell!”