Sofia Vergara thinks it is "great" to still be sexy and approaching 40
The `New Year`s Eve` star will reach the landmark age in June 2012, and she is delighted people still consider her to be a pin-up, especially as she has a "few extra pounds" compared to other famous beauties.
She told Britain`s OK! magazine: "I have big boobs, I have a voluptuous figure, and I like to laugh a lot, this is who I am.
"But it`s great to still be thought of as sexy, especially now that I`m nearly 40. I don`t want to look super skinny and I think since I`m nearly 40 now, I`m glad I have a few extra pounds because otherwise your face has more lines."
However, life has not always been so rosy for the `Modern Family` beauty - and she admits being diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2000 has made her appreciate the good things that happen to her.
She said: "You work hard, you live a healthy lifestyle and then you get the news you have cancer. Thank God I had the kind of cancer that is much more easily treated than other terrible cancers.
"But it was still a shock. The good thing is that an experience like that makes you realise what is important in life."