Ariel Winter made headlines when she announced that she would be undergoing a breast reduction.
The Modern Family star went for a 32F down to a D cup, and has made her first public appearance since.
Taking to Twitter to showcase her new figure, the teen star dazzled in a low cut bondage dress, which showed off her new cleavage.
Posing with her boyfriend, she captioned her snap ‘my Czech shmooey spending a weekend with us Greeks for the wedding ;)’
Causing a little controversy, many followers questioned her judgement at wearing a white dress to a wedding, but she was quick to assure them: ‘To clarify, my dress is nude, not white. I would never, ever wear a white dress to a wedding that’s not my own.
She went on: ‘Also, I’m a human being. Some comments hurt. But luckily I’m strong enough to handle it- unfortunately, I know others out there who deal with online bullies as well- for those victims just remember you are wonderful and don’t let other people’s words define you. We’re all beautiful, and they don’t deserve our time.’
‘Women are allowed to wear whatever they feel comfortable and confident in, and we should never ever be judged based on appearances. ALWAYS be confident, and ALWAYS love yourself no matter what anyone else says.’
Well said, sister.
She previously thanked her fans and friends for supporting her decision, with a dedicated Instagram post which read:
‘You guys have all been so supportive and I couldn’t thank y’all more. You are all amazing human beings and I’m honored to have you.’
In case you missed it, the 17-year-old recently opened up to Glamour US about why she chose to have the surgery.
Explaining that she’d never felt comfortable in swimwear and majorly struggled with red carpet dresses, Ariel revealed that she was also regularly tormented by online bullies.
‘It’s hard when you’re a teenage girl and you already have a lot of ridicule and then you pile on more, and it’s kind of… it just gets too much’, she said. ‘We live in a day and age where everything you do is ridiculed.’
‘The Internet bullies are awful. I could post a photo where I feel good, and 500 people will comment about how fat I am, and that I am disgusting.’
On top of that, her chest was giving her a lot of physical pain.
‘I had a lot of back problems. I really couldn’t stand up straight for a long period of time. My neck was hurting so bad and I actually had some problems with my spine,’ she said.
Eventually, she chose to have a reduction to end her struggle. And by the sounds of it, it’s the best decision she’s ever made.
‘I also think there’s some good that can come from [telling] my story. It’s something that I did to better my life and better my health, and I think that can benefit a lot of young girls. I have felt happier with myself than I ever have.’
The actress ended her Instagram post with an inspirational message for her fans: ‘Never be afraid to speak your mind. Always make decisions because YOU want to, and always do what makes YOU happy. Xx.’
Amen to that.
Ariel Winter isn’t the only member of the Modern Family cast who’s spoken out about the difficulties of having a large chest.
The 17-year-old revealed last week that she’d undergone a breast reduction – and now her co-star Sofia Vergara has revealed that she also struggles with her assets.
Sofia tells Vanity Fair Spain: ‘I wish I had fake boobs. When I lay down they go down to here [points]. It’s not funny!
‘My whole life, buying a bra was a nightmare. What I used to do when I moved to LA, I found places like Frederick’s of Hollywood that make bras for strippers – skinny girls with enormous boobs.
‘Sometimes I read in the press: “Sofia has once again squeezed into the same dress as always.” I feel like answering, “What the f*** do you want me to wear?”
‘Obviously there is a reason why I choose what I wear.’ You tell ’em, Sofia.