Ariel Winter, the eighteen-year-old star of Modern Family, has become closely associated with the body positivity movement in the last few years, a role that she takes seriously.
She’s the subject of a recent interview in SELF in which she focused on the need for young girls to accept their bodies and reject Internet bullies who would make them feel bad about their appearance — a subject she knows all too well.
To drive the point home, she agreed to let SELF publish (non-nude) topless photos of her that were totally unretouched, as a way of proving that her body is nothing to be ashamed of.
Hitting puberty is hard enough, but she explained what it was like to go through that so shortly after becoming famous:
Luckily, she had her Modern Family co-star, Sofia Vergara, to help her through it.
“I had a great role model in Sofia [Vergara] growing up, with her being a curvy woman that was super proud of who she was and what she looked like,” Winters said. “She could see that I was struggling a little bit with how to deal with my body, and was always trying to give me advice, like, ‘Here are some brands that would look good on our body type,’ or ‘Wear whatever you want, and feel good about yourself.’”
Finally, she points out that she’s really a normal eighteen-year-old, something that the Internet often forgets.
And she is looking awesome doing it. Rock it Girl!!! Here is some of the pictures of The Diva Ariel Winter