Sofia Vergara Loves Saudi Food, Souks And People; Keeps Coming Back To Jeddah

Sofia Vergara's affection for Saudi Arabia

by Deeplata Garde
Sofia Vergara Loves Saudi Food, Souks And People; Keeps Coming Back To Jeddah

Renowned for her roles in Modern Family, Hot Pursuit, and America’s Got Talent, Colombian-American actress and model Sofia Vergara made a noteworthy appearance at the Red Sea International Film Festival 2023 in Jeddah. Held from November 30 to December 9, this cinematic extravaganza showcased talents from Saudi Arabia, the Arab world, and beyond. It drew celebrities like Sofia Vergara who openly expressed their admiration for the country and its rich cultural tapestry.

Sofia Vergara’s Love For Saudi Arabia

 

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Taking the stage during the festival’s opening ceremony, Vergara commended Saudi Arabia’s cinematic vision and accomplishments. Honoured to be part of the event, she lauded the diversity and excellence of the films presented. She expressed her gratitude for the warm reception extended by the Saudi people. Vergara, emphasizing the welcoming atmosphere, felt a sense of kinship, stating that this is not the first time she has visited Saudi Arabia. She has visited the Kingdom several times before.

The Love For Saudi Cuisine!

 

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In her speech at the event, Sofia Vergara didn’t miss to quickly mention her love for Saudi food. She went on to mention how she loves the food in the kingdom. Further, she added how it is worth the horrible jet lag of hours she face while travelling from LA to Saudi Arabia. Well, food wasn’t the only reason she kept coming back to the Kingdom. She is attracted by the hospitality she observes among the people here. She beautifully compared Jeddah’s Red Sea International Film Festival with a colourful Souk. From shopping for attar, and traditional perfume to sneakers and traditional clothing called Abaya, it seems like Sofia Vergara was happy exploring the streets and souks of Jeddah. Finally, she was spotted carrying Valentino Bags and a bouquet of roses as she returned to her hotel. Sofia was then seen munching on some cupcakes while watching the TV.

Exploring The Jeddah Souks

 

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Beyond the festival’s cinematic offerings, Vergara immersed herself in the attractions of Jeddah. Exploring the historic Al-Balad district, she marvelled at the traditional architecture and vibrant souks. Eager to share her experiences, Vergara took to her social media platforms, posting photos and videos that echoed her affectionate caption, “Bye Jeddah!”.

Participating in the Women In Cinema Gala on December 2 at the Shangri La Hotel, Vergara added glamour to the event. Fellow stars like Zoe Saldana, Katrina Kaif and more were present at the event. Vergara posed for the cameras and engaged with local filmmakers and artists. Praised for her support and inspiration, she stood as a testament to the achievements of women in the film industry.

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Goodbye, Jeddah!

 

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As the event approaches the conclusion, Vergara bid farewell to Saudi Arabia, expressing her gratitude for the unforgettable experience. Hoping to return soon, she thanked the organizers and sponsors for their invitation and contributions to the festival’s success. Proud to be associated with the Red Sea International Film Festival 2023, Vergara looks forward to witnessing more cinematic gems from Saudi Arabia and the broader region in the years to come.

Cover Image Courtesy: Instagram/ Sofia Vergara

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