Sofia Vergara Emmys 2012 wardrobe malfunction: Modern Family star"s dress splits right over her derriere as she dances the night away

No wonder the dress split! Sofia Vergara's gown tears right over her derriere as she dances the night away at Emmy Awards

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19:00 GMT, 24 September 2012

Sofia Vergara's famous curves proved too much for her designer gown last night – after her dress split open, right over her derriere.

The Modern Family star suffered a wardrobe malfunction just 20 minutes before her hit TV show won a prestigious gong at the Emmy Awards.

The 40-year-old actress shared pictures of her fashion mishap on her Twitter page, showing the busted back zip of her Zuhair Murad teal cut-out gown.

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'This is how Colombians party!' Sofia certainly appeared to be letting her hair down as she partied at the FOX Emmy afterparty on Sunday

'This is how Colombians party!' Sofia certainly appeared to be letting her hair down as she partied at the FOX Emmy afterparty on Sunday

What a rockstar! Sofia even indulged in some crowd-surfing, much to the delight of the crowd inside the Soleto Trattoria

What a rockstar! Sofia even indulged in some crowd-surfing, much to the delight of the crowd inside the Soleto Trattoria

The picture showed Sofia's pert derriere fully visible as the rear of the dress failed to contain her Latin curves.

Sofia tweeted the shot along with the caption: 'Yes!!!! This happend 20 min before we won!!!! Jajajajja. I luv my life!!!!'

She later thanked her wardrobe team
for helping fix the malfunction before she headed onto the stage to
collect the Outstanding Comedy for Modern Family for the third
consecutive year.

'Dress malfunction!' Sofia Vergara shared pictures of her wardrobe team desperately attempting to fix her Zuhair Murad teal gown ahead of her taking to the stage at the Emmy awards

'Dress malfunction!' Sofia shared pictures of her wardrobe team desperately attempting to fix her Zuhair Murad teal gown ahead of her taking to the stage at the Emmy awards

Pert: Sofia treated fans to a shot of her peachy rear

Pert: Sofia treated fans to a shot of her peachy rear

She wrote: '20 min Modern Family won!! Dress malfunction !!! Thank you emergency team!!'

Sofia had earlier looked stunning as she posed on the red carpet in the aquamarine sequinned outfit, which hugged her figure and highlighted her tiny waist.

The stunning actress teamed the outfit, which featured a cut-out back panel, with silver jewellery and left her brown hair loose in waves around her shoulders.

And following Modern Family's victories at the ceremony – it also took home Outstanding Supporting Comedy Actor for Eric Stonestreet,
Julie Bowen for Supporting Actress in a Comedy
and Outstanding Comedy Director award for Steven Levitan – Sofia marked the show's success at the FOX Broadcasting Company, Twentieth Century FOX Television and FX 2012 Post Emmy party at Soleto Trattoria in LA.

Once there she put her dress seams to the test again as she danced the night away, quaffing champagne with fianc Nick Loeb.

That's better! Earlier on the red carpet, there was no hint of the upcoming fashion mishap as the 40-year-old actress posed for photographers

That's better! Earlier on the red carpet, there was no hint of the upcoming fashion mishap as the 40-year-old actress posed for photographers

That's better! Earlier on the red carpet, there was no hint of the upcoming fashion mishap as the 40-year-old actress posed for photographers

The actress also ensured she kept her
fans updated with her movements at the party, regularly tweeting
pictures from inside the event.

Sofia, who lost out on the Supporting
Actress award to co-star Julie, certainly appeared to be letting her
hair down at the event, even indulging in a spot of crowd surfing as the
free-flowing alcohol took hold.

She tweeted a picture of herself crowd surfing with the caption: 'This is how the Colombians partyyy at the Emmys!!'

Family time: Sofia was joined for the Emmys by 19 of her closest friends and family, including her mother Gloria (centre)

Family time: Sofia was joined for the Emmys by 19 of her closest friends and family, including her mother Gloria (centre)

Not a sore loser: Despite losing out on the Emmy to co-star Julie Bowen, Sofia put her loss behind her to party in style following the ceremony

Not a sore loser: Despite losing out on the Emmy to co-star Julie Bowen, Sofia put her loss behind her to party in style following the ceremony

Sofia had earlier written: 'I party like a mermaid!' alongside a picture of herself cuddling up to fianc Nick Loeb.

The actress even invited 19 family members to enjoy the festivities alongside her at the afterparty.

She told Extra TV: 'I brought a lot of people from my family. They
wanted to come here with me. There are 19 people, and they love coming
here with me, so we have a great time.'

Smitten star: Sofia Vergara celebrated Modern Family's big night at the Emmy Awards by cuddling her fiance Nick Loeb at the Fox Broadcasting Company and Twentieth Century FOX after party

Smitten star: Sofia Vergara celebrated Modern
Family's big night at the Emmy Awards by cuddling her fiance Nick Loeb
at the Fox Broadcasting Company and Twentieth Century FOX after party

Letting her hair down: The actress celebrated by quaffing champagne with her man

Letting her hair down: The actress celebrated by quaffing champagne with her man

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