Congratulations are in order for Sofia Vergara.
The 42-year-old Colombiana revealed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” that she has completed the process of being a U.S. citizen — even got a perfect score on her citizenship test.
The “Modern Family” actress said that her process to become a U.S. citizen was not made easier because of her celebrity status. In fact, she said she had to jump through all the hoops “because they have to make sure that you deserve to be part of the country.”
Vergara moved to the United States in the late 1990s to pursue a career at the Spanish-language network Univision. This led to roles in films like “Chasing Papi” and “Big Trouble” before her breakout role on ABC’s Emmy-winning sitcom.
Vergara also said that it was a “very emotional moment” for her.
“It took me a lot of time to get my residency even though I was working here for a long time,” she explained. “But it was fun, and I got all my questions perfect.”