Sofia Vergara 'Almost Had a Heart Attack' When Her Emmys Dress Split

09/27/2012 at 04:00 PM ET

Sofia Vergara
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Sofia Vergara‘s, uh, ‘cheeky’ Tweet certainly went viral following Sunday night’s Emmy Awards, but the actress didn’t find her wardrobe malfunction very amusing.

“The picture was taken by my boyfriend [Nick Loeb] to tell me how bad [the split] was, because I wouldn’t understand how bad it was and I kept walking all over the event,” Vergara told reporters in New York on Thursday while promoting her Kmart collection. “So he was like, ‘You have to stop! Let me show you what is going on in the back [of your dress].'”

After seeing the photo, “I almost had a heart attack,” the Modern Family star said. “And then I wanted to get it fixed very fast because I wanted to be part of the celebration of receiving [Modern Family's outstanding comedy series] Emmy on stage.”

The actress was whisked away “downstairs somewhere backstage,” she recalled, where “two women … sewed me back in without even taking the dress off because we didn’t have enough time.” Luckily, they fixed the sea green Zuhair Murad creation quickly, and Vergara was able to join her castmates on stage for their big moment.

The source of the tear is still a mystery to the star; she insisted she was sitting for most of the telecast. But now she looks back on the moment with a grin. “It was like a funny joke,” she said of the photo. “We were laughing at it.”

–Kate Hogan

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Redhookfox on

How much did she pay for that dress?

Elsa Caceres on

i am Proud to be Colombian likeher
she is sexy and funny!
maybe the dress was too tight?
and next time bring an extra dress!

Stephanie Travitsky on

1. She is a 36 F.
2. If you have to be stitched into your dress, choose a bigger size.

Danielle on

Seem to me that those dresses are made in a rush and not completely finished……and they pay thousand of dollars and called couture……..?

jessesgirl72 on

She didn’t pay a dime for the dress- when you are as big as she is, you get the dresses given to you, as publicity.

linda on

That dress looks cheap and flashy. She reminds me of a chihuahua and that VOICE! It GRATES the nerves! Totally over rated! Penelope and Salma are so MUCH more attractive, sexy and talented!

dooozie on

I think she looked gorgeous in that dress. It fit her to a T. It had to be stretchy. I love her and think she is so funny. I can imagine how shocked she was when she saw her rear end in full view. She can laugh at it now, but at the moment it was a disaster. She is one of my favorite actresses on TV. Love Modern Family.

JAK on

At least she has a sense of humor about it! Most women would be mortified to find out they were walking around with butt and thong exposed!

ron on

As a guy, I have to say she is every bit as attractive, sexy, and talented as Salma and Penelope.

TMB2012 on

@stephanie travitsky

That’s her BUTT not her BOOBS…the BOTTOM not TOP needed to be sewn back together.

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