Sofia Vergara's 1998 Bikini-Clad Ad

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There's a section of the American population – let's say 50-percent -- that would like "Modern Family" even more if it were called "The Sofia Vergara in a Swimsuit Show." That show will never exist, unfortunately, but in the late 1990s, a commercial came darn close.

It's the classic gym ad. As a younger, equally beautiful Vergara rises from a lap pool and into an outdoor shower, the thought of finding a time machine, traveling to 1998 and investing in a Bally Total Fitness membership seems plausible and necessary.

She's just so pretty! Even in 1998, she was a hot mom. She’s been a hot mom for like 15 years. How does a woman retain so much beauty for so long?

You know the answer. We know the answer. It’s got to be the Bally.

The lovely Sofia Vergara will star in "Smurfs," "Happy Feet 2" and "New Year's Eve" later this year. And, yes, we're thankful.