Is there anything Sofia Vergara can’t do? The America’s Got Talent judge is not only an amazing actress but a philanthropist as well. In 2019, Sofia launched an underwear line for a great cause. Find out all the details about it plus how she has continued helping others throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
‘AGT’ Judge Sofia Vergara Launched Underwear Line For A Special Cause
Sofia launched a subscription service called EBY. This stands for Empowered By You, an underwear line for a cause near and dear to her heart. She partnered with influencer Amanda Cerny in this “Rebel with a Cause” collection to help budding female entrepreneurs in India. Sofia pledged to donate 10% of all proceeds to the Seven Bar Foundation. This cause empowers women with microfinancing to help bring them out of poverty. In simpler terms, the foundation “provides women with small loans enabling them to start or grow their own businesses to break through the cycle of poverty.” This collection features three different printed fabrics that were inspired by women that Amanda met on a trip to India with Seven Bar.
The America’s Got Talent judge posted an Instagram video back when the collection launched featuring Amanda’s conversation with a woman named Gitaben Vadher. As a widowed mother, she used Seven Bar to help start her own business. She weaved silk to make saris that she sells which generates income for her to support her family.
Sofia Spoke About Her Impactful Underwear Line
Before appearing on America’s Got Talent Sofia also posted a long caption about this experience. “I am so proud to introduce you all to EBY’s Rebel With A Cause campaign, with someone just as passionate about our mission as we are, @amandacerny,” she wrote. “Rebel With A Cause is about standing for something, taking action, and making an impact. Amanda traveled to India with the @joineby team where we are microfinancing women to allow them to start their own businesses and come out of poverty.” The post continued on to say “She has designed a special @joineby box for you with 3 limited edition prints inspired by the women she met there.”
Sofia Continued Her Philanthropy Throughout The Coronavirus Pandemic
While working on ‘AGT,’ Sofia recently partnered with microfinance non-profit Kiva to raise $50 million to help organizations impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. “From small shop owners and artisans in my home country of Colombia to artists in Los Angeles, entrepreneurs across the globe need help to survive and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “This is why I’m so proud to announce that I’m partnering with @kiva.org to launch the Global COVID-19 Response Fund. Join me and together let’s make a difference in someone’s life. Visit kiva.org/covidresponse to learn more about how you can help.”
The America’s Got Talent judge has always made it her mission to help other people who do not have resources or financial opportunities to start their careers.