Sofia Vergara Tops Forbes’ List of Best-Paid Actresses in Television. Congrats!
Forbes’ top-earning television actress for 2012 isn’t a Kardashian—it’s Sofia Vergara! Congrats!
You all know how much we love Sofia Vergara here at BettyConfidential, even when she’s making the derp face to end all derp faces. Wait, scratch that—especially when she’s making the derp face to end all derp faces. Naturally, then, you can imagine how thrilled we are to be able to share with you that this year, she’s scored the number one spot on Forbes’ list of the best-paid actresses in television. Congratulations!
According to Forbes, there are a number of things contributing to Sofia’s success: Her show, Modern Family, is averaging 12 million viewers in its third season; she’s got a boatload of endorsements and licensing deals (Pepsi, her Kmart line, etc.); her media company, LatinWE, just had a top-earning year with $27 million in revenues; and, of course, she’s a delightful, gorgeous, and hilarious human being. Forbes estimates her May 2011-May 2012 earnings at a whopping $19 million, which slings her right to the top of the list. In their words “not bad for a farmer’s daughter from Barranquilla, Colombia!”
Also, raise your hand if you’re exceedingly pleased that it’s not a Kardashian—or any other reality TV personality, for that matter. Sofia beat out both Kim and Khloe (Kourtney didn’t place on the list at all), and you know what? It’s really nice to know that there are still people making the big bucks because they’ve actually got talent. Hoorah!
Check out Forbes’ complete list here; yes, there ARE a few reality stars on it (let’s face it: It was inevitable), but there are also a whole bunch of women we adore on it like Melissa McCarthy, Eva Longoria, and Tina Fey.
Oh, and if for some reason you don’t watch Modern Family, we highly recommend it. It airs on ABC on Wednesdays at 9pm EST, and it’s HILARIOUS.
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidnetial’s associate editor.