Actress Sofia Vergara became the first Colombian host of American comedy television show Saturday Night Live this week.
Vergara’s performance received positive reviews after initial concerns that her appearance would spiral into little more than a string of Latin American stereotypes.
Demonstrating she could make any word sound sexy, Vergara said, “Gonorrhea, Rick Santorum, and New Jersey.”
The Emmy-nominated star proved she was more than just an exotic beauty in several comedy sketches, including a parody of the recent ‘Hunger Games’ movie and a mock Pantene commercial, a nod to the high number of endorsement deals the actress currently has.
But many of Vergara’s best quips centered on her trademark accent and voluptuous figure. “When I got to America everyone was really friendly, the men bought me drinks and offered me a place to sleep,” she said in her opening monologue.
Vergara, born in the northern Colombian city of Barranquilla, has been living and working in the U.S. for years. Her fame grew after she began acting in the sitcom “Modern Family.”