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Sofia Vergara Poses in Short-Shorts, Doesn't Believe in Going Makeup-Free

Sofia Vergara, Harper's Bazaar Terry Richardson for Harper¹s BAZAAR

How does a celebrity celebrate their birthday? Why, nabbing the cover of a major magazine, of course.

At least that's what Sofía Vergara did. 

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The Modern Family actress, who turns 41 today, tweeted: "Happy Birthday to me! My Harper's Bazaar cover out today!"


Like many of the star's risqué Instagram photos, the August 2013 cover is very sexy. Posing seductively on a red sofa the star dons a Dolce & Gabbana combo of a white blouse and black short-shorts.

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Inside the issue the CoverGirl spokesmodel explains her bombshell ways aren't just for glossy magazines and red carpets—beauty is an important part of her everyday:

"I'm Latin; I do it no matter what. It's automatic," she says. "I shower, do hair and makeup. For me, it's like shaving. I don't believe in a natural look. Lipstick brightens your face! Unless you're Gisele Bündchen or 19, you need something."

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Sofia Vergara, Harper's Bazaar Terry Richardson for Harper¹s BAZAAR

Another thing the actress isn't ashamed to admit? She's got a massive collection of Hermes Birkin bags—which can cost up to $10,000 a pop!

"I tell [my son] Manolo, ‘If I don't have enough money for your college this month, you have to sell the Birkins." Adding that she tells her business manager, "What would you prefer? Me popping champagne bottles and doing drugs and wasting money or buying bags? These are valuable. These, Manolo can sell!'"

Considering she's so open about her passion for fashion it's no surprise the star looks like she's having a blast wearing haute couture designs inside the issue. In one, the star sports her signature smile while donning a backless gorgeous Ralph Lauren Collection.


No doubt she'll be flashing that same grin as she rings in her 41st year later tonight.

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