Sofia Vergara knows what she's got and isn't embarrassed to say so. The 'Modern Famiy' actress is aware that her assets include more than just great comedic timing and a sexy accent. Vergara knows her body, more specifically, her breasts, have helped her in Hollywood. And she's cool with it.

"I'm grateful I have them, and honestly, they've helped me a lot in my career," she tells Self for its October issue. "And I've always felt sexy."

But that wasn't always the case. Vergara tells the magazine when she was a teenager, she didn't like her body at all.

"I wanted surgery. I told my mom, 'As soon as I'm older, please take these boobs away.' She said, 'Sofia, shut up. When you're 18, it will be different.' 'I was like, 'Why would I want these huge t--s?' I'm a 34 DD. It's hard to dress. No matter what I wear, I look like a stripper," she said in an excerpt in PEOPLE.

Ironically, it wasn't until she changed her appearance in a different way that the roles started coming.