She was born on July 10, 1972, in Colombia. Sofia studied a lot and took school very seriously. When her nose wasn't in the books, she surrounded herself with music, whether it was watching her family singing, dancing and playing instruments, or listening to her favorite group Menudo.A playful child who loved Barbies, Sofia also spent a lot of time on her father's farm, where she swam in the river and rode horses. Sofia was a student at a private bilingual elementary school where she not only got to learn and perfect her English skills, she developed tight, lifelong friendships. As for boyfriends, she only has 5 ex-boyfriends, the most significant being the father of her son, Manolo.
Married to her boyfriend of 4 years at the age of 18, her ex-husband gave her the greatest gift of all; her son, who is now 8 years old. After Manolo was born, Sofia was set on becoming a dentist, but she was faced with a change in career paths. Discovered by a photographer while walking down a Colombian beach, Sofia began to receive modeling offers.
After an appearance in a Pepsi commercial that was broadcast all over her native Colombia, Sofia moved to Bogotá at the age of 20, where she worked on the runway and on television. One of her biggest claims to fame was her co-hosting duties with Fernando Fiore on Fuera de Serie, a series which sent her to exotic places all over the world. Broadcast on Univision.