Sofia Vergara often gets mistaken for her son`s girlfriend
The 37-year-old actress - who plays Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in US sitcom `Modern Family` - revealed while she loves being seen as young enough to be 18-year-old Manolo`s girlfriend, he finds it embarrassing.
Sofia - who is divorced from Manolo`s father - explained: "I love it, he hates it. He`s like, `Blech`. When people say, `Oh, do you want to buy this for you girlfriend?` I don`t tell them I`m his mom. And immediately he jumps in, `She`s my mom!` He starts going, `Mom, come here!` so that they know I`m not his girlfriend."
The Columbian-born star - who began her career as a model - admitted she feels "lucky" being a Latina woman, as she can get away with being curvy.
She added: "I believe you can party in moderation, you can drink in moderation, eat in moderation, anything. Don`t get crazy. Or working out, even. You can overwork out and look horrible. And I`m 37 years old.
"I think, when you get older, you don`t need to be that thin or that perfect anymore, so it`s great. And I love that being a Latina, people expect you to be a little more?fleshy. You get away with being less thin when you`re a Latina, so I`m lucky."
`Modern Family Season 1` is available to buy on DVD now.