Sofia Vergara refused entry to a bar because she couldn’t prove she was over 21

I’ve been off alcohol for the better part of a year (one exception: getting wasted on two glasses of port on Thanksgiving). I no longer go to bars, and I no longer make trips to my local liquor store. But I have fond memories of being carded. I always take it as a compliment whenever I get carded at this point. You spend your under-21 years hoping like hell that no one notices you, and once you get past 25, you just hope that someone will say, “Hey, you’re not old enough to be in here!” My reply is always, “Bless you. Thank you.” Anyway, that just happened to Sofia Vergara. Sofia is 39 years old – she could easily pass for a woman ten years younger. But does she look under-21?

Stunning actress Sofia Vergara looks so good for her 39 years, she was refused entry to the Ava Lounge at the Dream Midtown hotel because she didn’t have ID to prove she was over 21.

She was stopped on her way into a party for Broadway show “Ghost the Musical” at the West 55th Street hot spot by a doorman who asked for ID.

Vergara had none on her, and despite her powerful charms and pleas from her friends, who said, “You know who she is, right?” the doorman would not budge.

[From Page Six]

True, in this day and age, the bouncer probably just had orders to card every single person, regardless of how old they looked. No ID, no entry, the end. Still, Sofia should take it as a compliment. Or… the bouncer was probably just looking for a little bribe, right? A $20, or maybe a boob flash.

Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. carrie says:

    for sure! and my grandmother has the same trouble

  2. lw says:

    You really think she could pass for 29? She’s a lovely woman, but she looks every bit of her 39 years+

  3. NerdMomma says:

    LOL I bet he just hates Sofia Vergara and was on a power trip

  4. stefni says:

    Lol is that what bouncers are into nowadays? a little boob show?

    She’s so stunning, yes, but definitely not in that girlish Kate Hudson way so I don’t buy that she was refused entry for looking that young.

    No girl under 21 would exude that ‘thing’ that makes her so alluring. So, whatevs.

  5. L says:

    The bouncer prob had to card everyone. No exceptions.

    I was a waitress at a restaurant that had this policy. And people would get REALLY upset if they didn’t have their id and I couldn’t sell them alcohol. I know they are clearly 40, 50 or 60+ years, but house rules were house rules. Our manager was a real jerk about firing people about it.

    • janie says:

      Ugh, I had to do the same thing when I worked at an alcohol-serving movie theater. My manager would stand behind me and make sure I carded EVERYONE–old, bald men, white-haired women walking with canes, and got SO much attitude. I was 17 so they thought I was making fun of them.

      • pwal says:

        Establishments have to do what establishments have to do.

        And then there’s 17 year old Courtney Snodden, walking around, and she looks every bit of Vergara’s 39 years.

      • Sara says:

        In college I worked at a restaurant that had the same policy. One time a middle aged man actually yelled at me in front of the entire restaurant because he didn’t want to have to get out his id.

      • MB says:

        “Establishments will do what establishments have to do”

        What a load of BS. Establishments have to follow the law and the law is that a person under the age of 21 cannot be served alcohol. The law is not ‘Everyone who asks for a drink has to be carded’. Establishments have the right to use discretion (at their risk) regarding how they will implement the policy. Most use their brains; but some, like in Janie’s example, dont.

  6. Gene Parmesan says:

    I think she looks beautiful, and young but she also looks very mature as she should there is no way she could pass for one of my mates, under 21

  7. Rhea says:

    She is very pretty but in no way she looks like under 21

  8. kim says:

    HAHAH she does not look under 21, if anything she looks older than 39, she looks like a 50 year old. when modern family first started i thought she was 48/49 and was shocked when she was 36/37

    she was probably just not allowed in bc the bouncer had to card EVERYONE

  9. Gossip PHD says:

    PR Stunt that worked. Page Six bought it! Buy her publicist a gift!

  10. Alexis says:

    She’s a pretty woman, but she DEFINITELY looks her age.

  11. I Run New York says:

    They don’t card you because they think you’re a child they card you because they have to. My dad who is 53 gets carded whenever he buys beer. They’re supposed to card you regardless of your appearance.

  12. T.C. says:

    You know she loved it! Of course he knew she was over 21, those are just the rules no ID no entry.

  13. jc126 says:

    I agree the guy HAD to card everyone and refuse those without ID, and that she does not look young. I don’t think she looks 29, either.
    Which is no insult. You can be a real stunner and still not look younger than your age. (Although everyone seems to think they look younger than their age.)

    • lafairy says:

      Exactly! We should stop being age obsessed, one can be absolutely gorgeous and breathtaking and look perfectly her age and another one can totally look younger than her age and look just average: beauty and age are not related.She is a pushing 40 stunner and we should start to aknowledge more that in our society (not just saying the crappy and a bit offensive “she is good looking for her age”!)there are more and more knockouts over 40, I am far from 40 myself but I find it endearing and very empowering to think that there are real gorgeous lookers after 40, so don’t take away their age because they have killer looks, beacause time have changed women can be older and knockouts!yay for Sofia!

  14. Kimbob says:

    Yeah, it probably was a publicity move, but I must add….she looks FABULOUS and certainly IMHO does NOT LOOK 39. She definitely looks like she could pass for late twenties…again, IMHO.

  15. Anmelt says:

    She is totally hot but she is simply a hot looking 39 year old. Clue is in the elbows, hers wrinkle. Looking 21 and being hot are not mutually exclusive!

  16. lucy2 says:

    I agree it was probably no ID/no entry.
    I think she could pass for a few years younger, but not that much!

  17. HotPockets says:

    In the state I live in, under the liquor laws established here, if you don’t have a valid ID on you, it is illegal to serve the person alcohol or sell it to them. So pretty much you could be 90 years old and if your ID has expired, legally, that person can be denied alcohol or entry into a bar.

  18. fabgrrl says:

    Where I live, they HAVE to card you. If I buy beer in the grocery store, after it is scanned, the clerk has to put a birth date in the register before anything else can happen. By law, they can card EVERYONE in your party, not just the purchaser. So, technically, if my four year old can’t produce an ID, we aren’t bringing home a six pack for Daddy (no, this has never happened).

  19. Roma says:

    Kaiser, I’m shocked! What do you do during NCIS now?

  20. GeekLuva says:

    True. At the store I work at we even have signs posted at each terminal… and yet some 30ish lady (no offense intended I’m 32) will get all giddy because she assumed I assumed she was under 21.

  21. LucyOriginal says:

    She should be flattered they asked her ID (even if it is the law). I am 32 and got carded when I went to see the hangover II. That was rough!

  22. Jennifer says:

    I’ve always hated that —> “you know who she is right?”

    Okay. Yes…and your point is???

    who cares?

  23. Ravensdaughter says:

    Lucky her-I think that happened to me maybe 15 years ago, when I was 33!
    To paraphrase Truman Capote, “The rich (and famous) are not like the rest of us..”

  24. Kim says:

    I love Sophia but i dont think the door man actually thought she was underage. He was just doing his job of asking for id.

  25. bagladey says:

    Yep, they were either carding everybody or the bouncer was looking for a little cougar action.

  26. whateveryouwantittobe says:

    In my country the legal drinking age is 18 but you’re supposed to ID anyone who looks under 30, similar case perhaps?

  27. beanie says:

    Some venues card anyone who looks under 40. This is a publicity ego boost for SV.

  28. Meanchick says:

    Her “looking 21 or under” is denied entry into the world of belief. Pretty woman, but nowhere near looking 21.

  29. Daniel says:

    This is a total PR , BS story. She definitely could pass for 21 and besides, come on, who doesn’t know who she is, unless you live under a rock in Mars, heh?