It’s no secret that, Gloria Pritchett-Delgado, actress Sofia Vergara’s character on ABC’s Modern Family, is the life of the party for the somewhat family-friendly series. Gloria is married to a much older man, Jay, and never holds back from showering her sons Manny and Fulgencio Joseph “Joe” Pritchett with overbearing love.
She has no problem reminding everyone that she is from the most dangerous city in Colombia. In fact, she is often on a self-proclaimed mission to shut down any form of discrimination that might occur against her or her sons. But she is also known for her outspoken personality and very unique voice on the show. Modern Family addicts might remember her voice has set off a car alarm, started a feud with the neighbor’s dog, and even startled and frightened a few drivers who thought it was a police or ambulance siren. And of course we can’t forget the countless yet hilarious times Gloria has mispronounced words and gone as far as using sounds to replace things she can’t articulate, or just switching to Spanish.
Still, there is no way fans can deny the sex appeal that she brings to the series. Whether it’s intentional or something she is completely oblivious to, Gloria takes almost every moment possible to remind Jay and her in-laws that she is the sassy, spicy woman that he fell in love with. And while this might not always sit right with her stepdaughter Claire Dunphy, who’s a year older than Gloria, it’s one of the things that make Gloria the character viewers know and love. So we had a take a look at Vergara and Gloria’s sexiest moments on Modern Family.
15. That Time She Nearly Smothered Phil Dunphy With Her Chest:
Gloria might have had pure intentions when she agreed to give her stepson-in-law, Phil Dunphy, a haircut in a previous episode. But she sported a buttoned-up, leopard print crop top while doing so. To make things more uncomfortable for Phil, Gloria clearly didn’t realize that she kept putting her chest in his face as she continued to give him a trim. He tried to shift his face in a different direction several times in the scene, but Gloria made him sit still. Interestingly enough, she took her hairstylist skills up a notch and ended up giving Phil solid advice about an argument he had with Claire the night before. In true Gloria form, she had no clue how uncomfortable Phil was during their awkward yet funny chat.
14. Gloria Proves She’s A Sexy Chef
Gloria’s hot factor is turned up even in the kitchen on Modern Family. Her husband Jay pointed that out in one scene when she was whipping up something special. “Oh I love how you stir,” he said. Even though Gloria was all for the compliment, she reminded Jay that he can’t woo her that easily. Not until he appreciates her strong Latin culture of course; especially when it comes to food. She made sure he wouldn’t disrespect her ancestors again when she ordered him to slap the piece of chicken she was cooking; something she said was a very important tradition while growing up in Colombia. She later admitted to cameras that she made the whole thing up and just wanted to get back at Jay for not respecting her culture.
13. When She Finds Out Jay Has Eyes For Another Woman
Gloria is definitely used to being the most attractive woman in the room. But her reaction to being ousted by a mystery woman is priceless and of course plays up to her sex appeal. Her husband had a passionate dream about a woman who definitely wasn’t Gloria. Jay snored and said “Oh baby” in his sleep while Gloria looked on in anger and revealed he never calls her “baby,” all while wearing one of her many animal-print pieces of lingerie. She smacked Jay to wake him up and then pretended to be sleeping when it actually worked. Of course her anger went into the next day when a very clueless Jay had no idea why his arm was bruised. Gloria continued to play coy until she said sarcastically, “Poor baby.” That’s when it clicked for Jay and let’s just say his face was hilarious.
12. We Can’t Forget When Gloria Gave Alex TMI
While she often tries, there’s no way Gloria can keep her sexy swagger under wraps; not even when talking to her step-granddaughter-in-law, Alex. In a throwback episode of the show, Gloria and Alex were enjoying lunch together when Alex decided to challenge Gloria to get to know her a little better. Gloria is one hundred percent honest on all of Alex’s questions despite her teenie bopper age. Gloria revealed she has slept with eight men and gave very intricate details about a risqué tattoo. Gloria also didn’t have a problem telling Alex that her grandfather was a fan of the ink. But she drew the line when Alex asked about any same-sex experiences Gloria might have had as she responded with, “That’s no way to talk to your grandmother!”
11. Her Reaction When Jay Turns Her On Is Priceless
It’s not clear if Gloria was still experiencing pregnancy hormones, or if it was because it she and Jay were getting ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but she was completely turned on when Jay and a handyman were trying to baby proof their home. Her reaction turned her own sexy meter up a few notches as Jay did the most minimal things around the house. Biting a marshmallow in slow motion wasn’t doing enough for Gloria so she let the handyman know he was overstaying his welcome so she and Jay could have a little alone time together. As soon as their guest was out the door, Gloria warned, “Ten seconds or I start without you!” Ironically enough one of Jay’s baby proof missions stopped him from getting up the stairs.
10. Gloria’s Wardrobe Malfunction Was A Win For Viewers “That Stupid Dry Cleaner!”
Even Gloria’s pregnancy brought her sexy moments she could not avoid even if she wanted to. In the early stages of her pregnancy with Joe, she was enjoying the last bite of one of her many cravings. She might have had a special glow, but no sooner than she licked her finger, her entire red and zebra-print sweater came completely unbuttoned from top to bottom– exposing her lingerie underneath. Her son Manny was there to witness it all and was just as mortified as Gloria. Still, when she screeched, “What happened?!” he had the answer. “Your shirt couldn’t take it anymore!” Gloria then blames the dry cleaner for shrinking her shirt as she tries to use a matching purse to cover up. “That stupid dry cleaner!” she yelled.
9. Gloria Wins The “Hot Mom” Title Over Claire
If you ask Gloria and Claire, a school dance is the perfect place for them to play out their ongoing rivalry. Claire had an envious moment of Gloria from the minute she walked into the gym wearing a tight dress. While Claire tried to act like she wasn’t impressed, her friend and another parent couldn’t help but point out how great Gloria looked. To make matters worse, the school janitor took notice of Gloria after a student spilled a drink on Claire. He walked right past her and helped Gloria who was only sweating a little bit. Claire decided to confront Gloria and the janitor and ended with throwing paper towel in Gloria’s face. But Gloria got the last awkward laugh when Claire nearly fell as she ran out of the gym.
8. She Challenges A Couple Of Unruly Trick-Or-Treaters Who Don’t Recognize Her Sex Appeal
Considering Gloria knows that she’s one hot momma, it’s safe to say she doesn’t want anyone to challenge that. Two teenage trick-or-treaters learned that the hard way during a Halloween episode. She called them out for trying to take advantage of getting free candy. But she didn’t expect their response as they asked her sarcastically if she was too old to be pregnant. She quickly stole their candy before going back inside where Jay did his best to calm her down. It actually worked before she heard another noise at the door and realized the teens threw an egg at their home. “You put egg on my house, I kill what you love!” She exclaimed in one of the many phrases that makes her a hottie.
7. The Countless Times Phil Dunphy Obsessed Over Gloria
Even though Gloria usually doesn’t expose her hotness on purpose, it’s very obvious that Phil Dunphy takes notice in her level of attractiveness; even during her pregnancy. When she announced she and Jay were expecting, her step-grandson-in-law Luke Dunphy couldn’t help but point out he thought his grandfather was way too old to be having sex, let alone being a dad again. But Phil set the record straight and told Luke, “Anyone could do it with Gloria.” Luke wasn’t the only one who caught wind of Phil’s crush on Gloria. Claire pointed out, “I’ve had three children,” when Luke told her he finally understood the pregnancy glow thanks to Gloria. He also called the child, “a lucky baby” when Manny suggested the unborn child would be “nestled” in Gloria’s bosom after his arrival.
6. When She Proves She’s Hot Even While Wearing Ugly Shoes
Gloria can do no wrong on Modern Family when it comes to her fashion sense. But things went all the way left when she tried to up her sexy by wearing a pair of high heels during a trip to Disney. She got to the point where she couldn’t even walk so Jay, being the husband he is, decided to get her a pair of new shoes. Of course the only option was a pair of huge yellow shoes from the Bibbity Bobbity Boutique. She was livid at first until she realized how comfortable they were. She and Jay had a special moment and Gloria even asked if they had the shoe in other colors. Gloria showed in this episode that she’s a sexy woman no matter what kind of footwear she’s rocking.
5. There’s Nothing Like Gloria Trying To Master The English Language In A Tiny Top
Gloria has no shame in being a Colombian woman who is still learning the English language. She challenged Jay in one episode to show her what phrases she was saying incorrectly; all while wearing a revealing shirt. Still, from “blessing in the sky” vs. “blessing in disguise” to “dog-eat-dog world” vs. “doggy dog world,” and even “carpal tunnel syndrome” vs. “carpool tunnel syndrome,” Gloria realized she is not as successful at speaking English as she had hoped. But she was hit with the reality of just how bad it was when Jay’s assistant had a box of Baby Jesus figurines delivered after Gloria asked for “baby cheeses.” We can all agree that while she’s not the brightest, it’s these moments that help Gloria’s hotness shine.
4. Billy Dee Williams Leaves Gloria In Awe
Gloria has shown time and time again that she only has eyes for her husband, Jay. But she had a special moment with the one and only Billy Dee Williams as well when she crashed a card game Jay was playing with the actor. Gloria wasn’t impressed at first until she found out she and Billy Dee had much more in common than she thought. She completely flipped when she realized he drove a classic car that would help people in her native country validate their “drug lord” status on any given day. Her fanatic level went up when Billy Dee asked Gloria if she wanted to get behind the wheel and take it for a spin. Of course she’s all for it.
3. A Skating Lesson Can’t Turn Down Gloria’s Hotness
It’s clear that Gloria isn’t the most graceful woman on the show. So it was hilarious when the family spent a day at a rink, Gloria confessed she didn’t know how to skate because she was too “elegant.” While she pointed out that she was just fine with it being one of the few things she is not good at, Phil would not take no for an answer. He pulled out one of his epic low key flirting lines and said, “Gloria, trust me. As long as you’re standing next to me, you’ll never look stupid.” But when they actually hit the rink, she nearly fell. So they took it outside. And even though this was all Phil’s idea at first, he was the one who ended up bruised and scratched. But he was right about one thing – Gloria didn’t look stupid at all.
2. Gloria Admits She Knows She’s Hot
Gloria never hesitates to go above and beyond when she is trying to prove a point. This clearly held true in an episode when Phil stopped by to apologize to Gloria after Claire called her a gold digger. Gloria admitted that she does like nice things but doesn’t need them to be with Jay. She proceeded to try and prove it to Phil when she showed him her underwear. Actually, she threw a few lace pair in his face. She didn’t stop there and moved on to her eccentric bras. “Take them away Phil,” she said as she tossed them on his head. Phil tried to comfort her and said she probably doesn’t even realize how beautiful she is, even though his family doesn’t accept her. “No, I know it,” Gloria said.
1. Gloria Reveals She’s The Master At Breaking Up
Gloria and Jay are still going strong. But one of her hottest moments is when she called it quits with Cameron. Well, she ended their business relationship. Interestingly enough, it was Cameron who did all the talking at first as he tried to figure out why Gloria had reached her wits end. Gloria stayed calm and simply smirked while she let Cameron air out his frustrations. When he was finished, the next thing we knew they were hugging it out like old friends. Her son Manny even confirmed that Gloria always had the upper hand in a split. He said Gloria’s last boyfriend helped them move into Jay’s home. Only a hot woman like Gloria has the power to do that.