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OTRC: Sofia Vergara, Kate Upton top AskMen's 'Most Desirable' list of 2012

Sofia Vergara appears in a 2011 promotional photo for the third season of ABC's comedy sitcom, 'Modern Family.'

Sofia Vergara, a Colombian actress who plays bombshell mom Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on "Modern Family," has been named the Most Desirable Woman of 2012 by the website AskMen.com.

The 39-year-old is the oldest person to top the annual list and placed third last year. She has said in the past that she loves being a sex symbol and has showcased her trim and curvy swimsuit body in Diet Pepsi commercials and on her own Twitter page.

"Despite her obvious assets, Vergara's also one very funny woman, lampooning stereotypes with her perfect timing," Askmen.com said about the "Modern Family" actress. "You don't have to pretend to laugh at her jokes, even if you do have to make a concerted effort to pay attention to them. And though you'd never think it to look at her, Vergara is mother to a 20-year-old."

Vergara and ex-husband Joe Gonzalez have one son, Manolo. The website quoted the actress as saying: "I am so honored to be AskMen's most desired woman this year. A big thank you to all the men who desire me."

Kate Upton, a 19-year-old Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, is No. 2 on AskMen.com's 2012 list. She also often posts photos of herself wearing sexy outfits, including bikinis and lingerie, on her Twitter page.

"Thank you so much!" she Tweeted on Tuesday, regarding her AskMen.com honor.

A YouTube video of her doing the dance The Dougie at a Los Angeles Clippers game in 2011 went viral and has been watched more than 3 million times.

"If she can make the dumbest dance craze in years look sexy, just imagine what else she can do," AskMen.com said.

Rooney Mara, star of the 2011 film "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," placed third. She was recently nominated for an Oscar for her role as troubled hacker Lisbeth Salander. She got a nipple piercing for the film and appears nude in several sexually-explicit scenes.

Victoria's Secret model and Orlando Bloom's wife Miranda Kerr is No. 4. Nicki Minaj, an R&B singer known for her colorful and revealing outfits - and alter-ego Roman Zolanski - is No. 5. She debuted her new music video, "Stupid Hoe," in earlier this month.

Emma Stone of Oscar-nominated film "The Help" is in sixth place. She rose to fame with the comedy "Superbad" and donned several sexy outfits in the 2010 film "Easy A." Actor Jim Carrey posted a "love letter" video to her last summer. Stone can be seen next in the movie "The Amazing Spider-Man," which hits theaters this July.

"Iron Man 2" and "Avengers" star Scarlett Johansson, whose naked photos were posted online in September and helped lead to an FBI bust, is No. 7.

Kim Kardashian, famous for a leaked sex tape, curvy figure, E! reality shows and much-publicized divorce filing, is No. 8.

Rihanna is No. 9. The R&B and pop singer also wears revealing outfits in concerts and even gives lap dances to fans. She often appears in candid photos in bikinis and is outspoken on Twitter. Her comments against a Dutch magazine that printed a racial slur in an article about her prompting its editor to resign. Rihanna recently debuted what appeared to be a tattoo honoring the late singer Tupac.

Candice Swanepoel, another Victoria's Secret model, is No. 10 on Askmen.com's list.

Kate Middleton, the UK's Duchess of Cambridge, came in at No. 11, while her sister Pippa is No. 98. The duchess and rising fashion icon and husband Prince William attended the premiere of Steven Spielberg's Oscar-nominated movie "War Horse" earlier this month.

Others who made the cut on AskMen's list, which includes 99 women, are Natalie Portman (No. 21) and her "Black Swan" co-star Mila Kunis (No. 13, down from No. 2 last year), "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart (No. 27), "Harry Potter" actress Emma Watson (No. 17), singer Katy Perry (No. 16), Zooey Deschanel (No. 12), Kristen Wiig (No. 36), Tina Fey (No. 97) and "Boardwalk Empire" star Paz de la Huerta (No. 99).

Blake Lively, who plays Serena on the CW show "Gossip Girl" and starred in the 2011 film "Green Lantern," was No. 1 on the website's 2011 list. She is No. 32 this year.

Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston did not made the 2012 list. Editor-in-Chief James Bassil told CNN that he believes men are "fatigued" by the two actresses.


Vergara has in the past also been featured on Maxim magazine's "Hot 100" list and has also been named one of People magazine's "Most Beautiful" people. The actress told OnTheRedCarpet.com in December that chose comedy acting because she "never wanted to be taken seriously."

However, Vergara has been honored for her television work. She was nominated for two Emmys and two Golden Globes for her role as the second, younger wife of extended family patriarch Jay Pritchett, played by Ed O'Neill, and mother of Manny Delgado, played by Rico Rodriguez, on "Modern Family." The ABC comedy series has won two Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series.

'Modern Family' has been the best thing that has ever happened to me, professionally," Vergara told OnTheRedCarpet.com. "I've had the career that I never, ever, even dreamed about, even though it was hard because of my accent and because of the way I look. I really, really have to be thankful."

O'Neill is also known for his previous role as sexist, grumpy patriarch Al Bundy on the sitcom "Married With Children." Vergara spoke at his Hollywood star ceremony on Aug. 31, 2011.

"When I was in Colombia and I was a young, very beautiful girl, I would watch 'Married With Children' and I would see Ed sitting with his hands in the pants and talking with this very sexy Antonio Banderas accent because in Colombia, it was dubbed into Spanish,"Vergara told the crowd at the event. "To marry Al Bundy has been one of the most joyful things in my whole life," she said.

Vergara, a native of Colombia, moved to the United States in the 1990s. The actress, who has six siblings, brought her brother Julio to Miami with her after their other brother, Rafael, was killed in a botched kidnapping.

Before "Modern Family" debuted in 2009, Vergara had small parts on shows such as "My Wife and Kids" and "Entourage" and played the recurring role of Sofia Montoya on the show "Dirty Sexy Money" in 2007.

In 2011, Vergara appeared in the movie "The Smurfs" as French cosmetic executive Odile and also had a part in the romantic comedy "New Year's Eve." This year, she can be seen in the 2012 film adaptation of the "Three Stooges" comedy franchise (watch the trailer).

Vergara recently appeared at the 2012 Screen Actor's Guild Awards in Los Angeles, wearing a raspberry-colored, fishtail-style, silk satin crepe gown by Marchesa and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry. (See more photos from the event).

Vergara was nominated for an award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series but lost to Betty White, 90, for her role in the TV Land show "Hot In Cleveland." (See a full list of SAG Award winners.)

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