Sofia Vergara celebrates her 41st birthday

Sofia Vergara isn't one to keep quiet about her birthday. The Modern Family star tweeted several messages on her special day, showing off gold bracelets she had received as a present, followed by a personal post to herself, saying "Happy birthday to me!"

Sofia, who is engaged to businessman Nick Loeb, received some bling gold bracelets, including a chain of diamonds and a leopard-shaped band. She was also given a huge bouquet of red roses as well as bunches of lilies and white orchids.



On the set of her new film Chef, by Iron Man director Jon Favreau, Sofia was treated to a large white cake with a border of flowers, inscribed with the message "Happy Birthday Sofia" in icing.

The Colombian beauty is currently shooting scenes with co-stars Scarlett Johansson and Robert Downey Jr for her latest film Chef, which tells the tale of a chef who loses his job and decides to open a food truck.

The stunning actress looked far younger than her 41 years in a photoshoot for the latest issue of Harpers Bazaar magazine, which came out on her birthday. Sofia looked sexy and sophisticated wearing a lace white blouse with flared sleeves and black hot-pants.


The model and Golden Globe-nominated actress has a 20-year-old son, Manolo, who she has raised as a single mother after splitting from her high school sweetheart Joe Gonzalez in 1993.

"My life as a mother has been hard, but not a nightmare," she has previously said. "I do like all working moms do. No life is perfect. What I do, it's part of life."

During a successful stint as a presenter for Spanish television shows, Sofia was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and had her thyroid gland removed. "When they tell you that you have cancer, you panic," she told Self magazine.

"Now I'm in remission, and the scar doesn't bother me. After the surgery in 2003, I had my son Photoshop a Frankenstein scar on my neck and sent it to my friends and said, 'I'm fine, I look perfect!' It was really funny."

Last year, for Sofia's 40th birthday, she partied on the beach in Mexico and got engaged after her boyfriend Nick Loeb proposed. "It is perfection," she said of her ring. "If it was bigger, it would be too big to wear. But if it was smaller, I would not like it."