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Sofia Vergara Receives Keys to Colombian City Cartagena

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'Modern Family' star Sofia Vergara was honoured in her native country Colombia.

London: 'Modern Family' star Sofia Vergara was honoured in her native Colombia when she was presented with the keys to the tropical city of Cartagena.

The 43-year-old actress, whose hometown of Barranquilla is just two hours north of Cartagena, was handed the keys

during a ceremony at the city's Santa Clara Hotel. Mayor Manuel Vicente Duque was on hand to present Sofia with the honour, and following the event, he gushed over the actress and the pride the country has for its native daughter, reported Contactmusic.

"Sofia's humble personality says it all. She was happy and delighted to be receiving the keys to the city surrounded by the Cartagena ambience. Sofia more than deserves these keys. She is a Barranquillera that has put Colombia's name up high," Mayor Duque said.

Vergara also posted a photo of the Mayor handing her the keys on Instagram, adding the caption: "Thank you, Cartagena. I don't want to go."

Gracias Cartagena !!!! #nomequieroir 😩😩😩😩😩😩

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The actress jetted off to her native Colombia last week to attend the wedding of a family member. She posted a series of party pictures on Instagram. She also mixed business with pleasure by filming a commercial for beer brand Cerveza Aguila.

On the set #cartagena

A photo posted by Sofia Vergara (@sofiavergara) on

#cartagena #nomequieroir

A photo posted by Sofia Vergara (@sofiavergara) on

#cartagena

A photo posted by Sofia Vergara (@sofiavergara) on

Set life. #cartagena

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She was joined by her son Manolo and other relatives, but noticeably missing was her husband Joe Manganiello, who is recovering from emergency surgery.


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