Sofia Vergara has become the latest celebrity to be immortalised in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Modern Family star, who is the highest paid actress in US TV, received that prestigious recognition on Thursday (7 May) and her star is the 2,551st in the category of Television.
"It is unbelievable for me to be here today standing with all of you," Vergara said of the achievement. "I don't have anything to say but thank you."
"The first thanks I have to give is to Modern Family...if they had not invented Gloria Pritchett, I wouldn't be here. I owe everything that I have been able to do in the American market to this amazing character."
The Golden Globe winner was accompanied by Modern Family co-stars Julie Bowen, Ed O'Neill, and Eric Stonestreet, who helped her unveil the star during the ceremony. Her fiancé, True Bloods's Joe Manganiello, was also on hand to show his support and also planted a tender kiss on her forehead during the proceedings.
For her big day, the Colombian beauty choose a strapless gold dress by Romona Keveza with her hair in soft waves and sporting bright red lips.
All the Hollywood Walk of Fame stars, located on in the sidewalks along 15 blocks of Hollywood Boulevard, are made of terrazzo and brass and each cost, approximately, $30,000.
The accolade was a welcome distraction for the 42-year-old star who is currently embroiled in an legal dispute with Nick Loeb over the future of frozen embryos while they were together. Under a signed agreement, both parties must consent to any action taken using them to produce children.
"It has nothing to do with a baby or her baby," Loeb told Hoda Kotb during an appearance on the Today show.. "Lives were created."
He added: "I have tremendous respect for Sofia. She's very successful; she's very smart. This is not something that's new. [Our relationship] has nothing to do with this at all. This has to do with bigger, really moral, legal, ethical concepts about lives we've already created."