The day after walking the carpet and attending the annual ceremony, the 18-year-old Modern Family actress took to Twitter to make a point about showing a bit of her scars from her recent breast reduction procedure.
“Guys there is a reason I didn’t make an effort to cover up my scars! They are part of me and I’m not ashamed of them at all. :)” she wrote.
Ariel added, “Thank you all so much for the support, kind words, and happy birthdays! <3"
The 17-year-old Modern Family actor brought his real life older sister, Raini, to the awards, where they joined his co-stars Ariel Winter and Nolan Gould at the show. Joey King also attended as Nolan‘s date.
“We had Aladdin guys and belly dancers and we had a a lot of really cool things,” Ariel dished to E! on the red carpet about her birthday party the night before. “My cake was awesome!”
FYI: Ariel wore a Romona Keveza dress, René Caovilla shoes, atelier Swarovski clutch and Jack Vartanian earrings. Nolan wore a Brooks Brothers suit. Joey wore a Gauri and Nainika dress. Raini wore a Sherri Hill dress.
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Ariel Winter fuels up her car ahead of her birthday celebrations in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon (January 28).
The now 18-year-old actress was seen driving around with her boyfriend Laurent Claude Gaudette before getting a ton of birthday messages from her Modern Family family.
“Happy 18th birthday @arielwinter!!!!! It blows my mind that you’re now the age I was when we first met. Love you little sister,” Sarah Hyland wrote on Instagram.
“Happy 18th birthday @arielwinter! You are such a kind, talented, and beautiful woman and it’s been fun getting to grow up with you for the past 10 years. Cheers to many more birthdays together!” Rico Rodriguezshared.
Eric Stonestreetadded, “Happy birthday to the sweet, adorable and wildly talented @arielwinter1. My promise to have Ed O’Neill crush anyone who hurts you remains.”
Thank you all so much for the love?? I appreciate each and every one of you!!! Also…I'm 18!!!!!! How weird!!!????????????
In a new interview with People mag, the 17-year-old Modern Family actress revealed the bullying that happened before she went in for the procedure.
“Being a 5-ft.-tall girl and having extremely large breasts is really ostracizing and excruciatingly painful,” Ariel shared. “But I didn’t really express how I felt about that.”
She continued, “I’d just be wearing something anyone else could wear, but I’d read comments saying, ‘She dresses inappropriately.’”
“I think it will be the only [cosmetic surgery] I’ll have done, but I’m extremely happy with the decision I made,” Ariel added. “It’s important to talk about it because there are young girls suffering like I did, but there shouldn’t be a stigma about it.”
The 17-year-old Modern Family actress stopped by CBS’s The Talk this week and opened up about why she called the Vine star out on social media.
“I just find that it is so ridiculous that he has fans, because there are so many young people that look up to him. Young boys, young girls that love his Vines, love his work and stuff like that. It is so irresponsible and completely ignorant of him to be posting things that he knows nothing about…and hurtful things,” Ariel explained.
She added, “I’m not the type of person that’s able to sit and watch somebody that has so many fans just destroy people so much. His words really harm so many people and for me it’s so irresponsible to put things like that… For me it makes no sense. Be a role model, not somebody against the change.”
Watch her appearance below!
The Talk – Ariel Winter to Vine Star Nash Grier: ‘Be a role model, not somebody against the change’