Each year Victoria's Secret asks, "What is sexy?"  Well, wonder no more, because we have found the answer: Sofia Vergara. This Columbian beauty embodies all things sexy: cascading curls, a flawless figure, picture-perfect features, and a purring accent so warm and inviting we melt anytime she utters a single syllable — not to mention her effortlessly seductive signature style. Working form-flaunting silhouettes that sculpt every curve with plunging necklines and thigh-high slits, Sofia has the bombshell aesthetic on lock. Even her Modern Family  character, Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, has taken a page out of Vergara's playbook, exuding a va-va-voom factor so hot it could set the small screen on fire.
Though sources claim Sofia and Joe's budding relationship  is "very, very new" and that the two are "having fun and getting to know each other," it's easy to see why Joe wouldn't be able to keep his hands off her. In honor of their freshly minted romance — and Sofia's 42nd birthday, on July 10 — we're checking out some of her sexiest looks to date. So sit back, relax, and grab a cold drink, because it's about to get hot.
For the 2012 Emmy Awards, the Modern Family star turned up the heat in an allover teal, embellished Zuhair Murad creation. The gown showcased every perfectly toned curve, including a sexy cutout back, while remaining tasteful and glamorous.
Sofia Vergara touched on the black-and-white trend  long before it  was popular, looking flawless in a contrasting bandage dress at the NYC screening of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in June 2010.
Sofia chose a strapless LBD with lace overlay and leopard pumps for the third annual Self Magazine Women Doing Good Awards in NYC.
Vergara was lovely in lace and leopard Dolce & Gabbana  dress and wild Prada  peep-toes at the opening of Omega 's LA boutique in December 2010.
For Vanity Fair's 2012 Oscar party, Sofia stepped out in an ethereal flower-adorned Roberto Cavalli  column gown. She accessorized her breathtaking gown with sparkling geometric earrings, a bevy of diamond bangles, and a python clutch for a pop of color.
For the Seven Pounds Miami premiere, Sofia Vergara went black-on-black in a shimmering ruffled mini, t-strap sandals, and a low-slung grommet belt.
At the 2012 SAG Awards, Vergara wowed in an ombré embellished Carolina Herrera  gown with a subtly sexy off-the-shoulder neckline.
In 2008, Vergara had a princess  moment at Elton John's Academy Awards After Party, posing in a flowing off-the-shoulder emerald gown with bronze accessories.
We are pretty sure this one-shouldered, curve-hugging creation Vergara rocked at the 2009 America Music Awards was made just for her flawless figure.
The grommet shoulder detail of Sofia's LBD and chunky ankle booties lent a touch of edge to her Pasadena, CA, press-tour style.
In July 2010, Sofia Vergara punched up an Ischia Global Film and Music event in a salsa-inspired coral creation.
For the 2006 ALMA Awards, the brunette actress wore a sheer- and lace-paneled dress with a plunging neckline and red satin belt.
Sofia Vergara glowed in a stark white Hervé Léger fit-and-flare and metallic Brian Atwood  ankle-strap pumps for an Ace Campaign party in Mexico City.
Sofia Vergara showed off her gorgeous  gams in a powder-blue one-shouldered gown and PVS-strap sandals at the Venice  Film Festival premiere of Four Brothers in 2005.
Vergara contrasted the white backdrop of the 2012 MTV VMAs in a glitzy LBD, coordinating platforms, and oversize diamond  drop earrings.
Sofia looked picture perfect in a fitted plum dress and swirly suede peep-toes in March 2010.
Sofia chose a fiery red swing dress and chocolate  t-strap sandals for a Miami gala  in December 2008.
A simple black maxi dress, metallic sandals, and a few gleaming jewels rounded up Sofia's July 2010 look in Ischia, Italy.
Vergara had us green with envy rocking an emerald leopard-print sheath dress at the 2010 Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network Awards in Beverly Hills.
Vergara fired up the red carpet in a strapless Zac Posen  fit-and-flare for the Glamour Women of the Year Awards in May  2012.
X marks the spot for sultry style at Us Weekly's Hot Hollywood Style party in April 2010.
Sofia glowed at the 2013 CFDA Fashion Awards, donning an emerald-green body-hugging Hervé L. Leroux gown with jaw-dropping Lorraine Schwartz jewels and romantic curls.
A sequined miniskirt, a jewel-embellished cami, and tough lace-up ankle boots  made up Vergara's January 2011 party style.
The brunette showstopper electrified the 62nd Emmy Awards nomination announcements in a brilliant blue Lele Rose minidress and strappy black sandals.
Sofia was camera-ready at the 2010 People's Choice Awards nomination  conference in a body-hugging dress with leopard chiffon detail.
Sofia's 2011 Emmy Awards ensemble garnered all the attention it  deserved — with a bright coral hue and mermaid silhouette, Vergara's Vera Wang  confection was absolutely showstopping. She amplified her already stunning style with a gold cuff, emerald chandelier earrings, and a sultry smoky eye .
The Modern Family beauty was perfectly polished in a chocolate  sheath and matching pumps in Beverly Hills.
Sofia roughed up her Audi event look with a black leather pencil skirt and coordinating nail polish in November 2010.
At the 2005/2006 ABC upfronts, Sofia wowed in a flirty red dress — and peekaboo pink lace bra — gold ankle-wrap sandals, and equally dazzling chandelier earrings.
At the Fontainebleau Miami Beach grand opening, Sofia turned up the heat in a white, one-shouldered sheath dress and t-strap peep-toe pumps.
Monochromatic was the word at the 2011 Elle Women in Television Event. Sofia styled a strapless textured dress, complete with pailletted bodice and satin pencil skirt, with lace pumps and a black box clutch.
The brunette stunner overdosed on sparkle — in a good way — working an ombré Monique Lhuillier  body-con dress at the 2012 Producers Guild Awards.
The brunette beauty showed off her wild side in a plush  leopard-print swing dress and Mary  Jane  platforms at the London premiere of Happy Feet Two in November 2011.
Modern Family's leading lady left little to the imagination in a sexy Zuhair Murad gown, complete with a corseted bodice and lace panels, at Vanity Fair's Oscar party in February 2011.
The Modern Family star doubled up on lace with a corseted top and peep-toe pumps for People en Espanol's 50 Most Beautiful event in NYC.
Vergara posed in an icy gray lace-adorned gown, with sweetheart neckline and front-slit details , and silver ankle-strap pumps for an Entertainment Weekly event in January 2011.
Lace sleeves gave Vergara's all-black NYC look a whimsical touch in September 2011.
Sofia Vergara married black and blue in a draping cobalt minidress and patent platform pumps at a Pre-Emmy party in West Hollywood.
Sophia nailed Old Hollywood glamour in a midnight-blue Vera Wang  fishtail number at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards.
Sofia Vergara struck her famous pose in a pearly white Donna Karan  Atelier  draped confection at the 2013 SAG Awards. She accessorized her bombshell look with peep-toe Charlotte Olympia  pumps and sparkling diamond jewels from Neil Lane.
Leave it to Sofia Vergara to amp up the sex appeal at the 2013 Golden Globe Awards. Ms. Vergara worked a formfitting black gown with an allover glitter finish and equally dazzling cocktail ring, then completed her red carpet style with shiny sleek strands and a red pout.
At the 2011 Golden Globe Awards, Sofia showed her love  for Vera Wang  donning yet another one of her glamorous  creations. For this turn on the red carpet, Vergara chose a blazing strapless gown with back lace-up detail and a black tie belt to showcase her enviable curves.
For the 2011 NAACP Image  Awards, Sofia was all smiles in a structural sequined and striped dress by Dolce & Gabbana  and satin peep-toes. A swept ponytail, tiered earrings, and a snake clutch added the finishing touches.
With a plunging neckline, enticing thigh-high slit, and brilliant cobalt hue, Sofia Vergara's body-hugging Roberto Cavalli  gown stole the show at the 2011 SAG Awards. The star tempered her sultry number with a few dazzling accessories, au naturel makeup, and breezy waves.
Vergara exuded Old Hollywood glamour in a vibrant structured Marchesa  gown for the 2012 SAG Awards in LA. Her swept ponytail exposed her megawatt earrings, while a soft smoky eye  and multicolored clutch rounded out her red carpet style.
We couldn't have a sexiest moments list without including this aye mamí moment from Sofia's 40th birthday in Cozumel, Mexico. Donning a cutout monokini and embellished maxi skirt, Vergara proved you can be both swim-ready and sexy.
Sofia Vergara sparkled in a glistening beaded and fringed Roberto Cavalli  minidress, champagne-colored pumps, and a studded clutch at a 2011 BeLive celebration in Miami.
For The Smurfs' NYC premiere, Vergara brought major color to the blue carpet in a decadent purple strapless Missoni  number, complete with coordinating arm candy and turquoise drop earrings.
The Columbian beauty showcased major high-fashion growl power in a lacy cap-sleeved LBD, leopard platforms, and a quilted Chanel clutch for a 2011 CNN Heroes event.
Vergara evoked a sultry '50s pinup vibe in this corseted eggplant number, complete with sweet bow-detail booties, in April 2011.
Sofia nailed the balance of sophisticated and sexy in a sharply structured black sheath and satin pumps for the Clinton Foundation's "A Decade of Difference" Gala in October 2011.
The actress went high-shine in a metallic Temperley London  dress, diamond earrings, and black pumps for the 2011 Critics' Choice Awards.
The actress injected a pop of print to her tulle and lace Dolce & Gabbana  minidress with a leopard envelope clutch at the 2012 PaleyFest.
For the 2011 Latin Grammys, Vergara stepped out in an embroidered, strapless Reem Acra gown that hugged her curves in all the right places.
During an Audi Super Bowl celebration earlier this year, Vergara went playful in a polka-dot LBD.
Ms. Vergara clearly has a soft spot for leopard, donning the trendy print once again, this time in contrasting white and black, for the USA Network upfronts in May.
Vergara was pretty and patriotic in a teal-blue Hervé L. Leroux gown, accessorized with pink Lorraine Schwartz jewels, at the White House Correspondents' Dinner in April.
Sofia looked white-hot while ringing in the new year in a strapless sequined dress and nude peep-toes at Hyde Bellagio's nightclub in Las Vegas.
Vegara made her way around Manhattan in a side cutout sheath and crystal platform pumps in June.
At the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards, Vergara proved she's got moves we've never seen in Donna Karan  Atelier .