Ariel Winter Spills On How She Stays Confident on the Beach: 'The Beach Should Be A Safe Space'

Ariel Winter Spills On How She Stays Confident on the Beach: 'The Beach Should Be A Safe Space'

Ariel Winter is already totally owning the beach this summer!

The 19-year-old actress recently opened up to Refinery29 about being confident on the beach, bikini shopping and loving her body. Check it:

On taking back the beach: “I’m definitely a makeup at the beach person, and I don’t care if people think I look ridiculous — it’s my beach day! Whether I want to go natural or with makeup or in sweatpants, that’s up to me. People are so stressed out about how they’re going to look in their bathing suits that they forget to go to the beach because they want to go to the beach, which defeats the whole purpose. The beach should be a safe space.”

On bikini shopping after her breast reduction: “I used to have full-scale meltdowns in bathing suit shops because there was nothing I could find to wear. I always felt like crap about myself. It’s gotten a little better, but it’s still definitely hard…But I’ve learned to not care about that as much. I’m comfortable in a bathing suit, scars and all.”

On learning to love her body: “I went through a lot of hate online, so I tried to change myself for a really long time, and it really didn’t work, because people just kept hating on me no matter what I did. So I decided that instead of pleasing these other people, I’ll just spend that time pleasing myself. Those people are going to be rude to me regardless of what I do, so I should just try and be happy with what I am.”

For more from Ariel, visit Refinery29.com.

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Posted to: Ariel Winter