When Ariel Winter walked the red carpet at the SAG Awards, she was rocking an accessory that most of the ceremony attendees and viewers at home probably didn’t notice: her breast reduction surgery scars. The marks on the sides of her breasts were hard to see on TV, but they’re visible in photos that were taken during the event.
After pictures of Ariel Winter’s breast reduction scars started circulating on the web, the Modern Family star responded to all the attention that they were getting by letting the fashion police know that she did not suffer a wardrobe malfunction — Ariel intentionally allowed her scars to peek out from the sides of her gorgeous Romona Keveza gown.
The photo below shows one of Ariel Winter’s breast reduction scars. It’s not a huge mark, so Ariel Winter easily could have covered it up with a little body makeup. However, the 18-year-old actress opted against trying to hide her tiny imperfection.
According to Pret-A-Porter, Ariel Winter used her Instagram and Twitter pages to explain why she decided not to cover up her breast reduction scars at the SAG Awards. Some social media body shamers insisted on pointing them out over and over again, but Ariel Winter didn’t let them get to her — instead, she informed them that she was not ashamed of her scars.
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. :)
— Ariel Winter (@arielwinter1) January 31, 2016
Embrace all that you are ❤️ pic.twitter.com/rjF2kxXlvG
— Ariel Winter (@arielwinter1) February 2, 2016
Ariel Winter’s pre-surgery bra size might make your back ache just thinking about it. According to ET Online, the 5′ 1″ star was a 32F before she went under the knife last June. Ariel is still a rather busty 32D, but she says that the breast reduction surgery did a lot to help alleviate some of the back problems she was suffering from. The actress admits that the way people used to comment about the size of her breasts did make her uncomfortable, but the crusader against body shaming wants her fans to know that she did not get breast reduction surgery because of anything that anyone said about her body.
“I mainly did it for myself,” Ariel Winter said. “Yes, I had many comments, and it bothered me that that was kind of what I was known for. And that was kind of what people were commenting on my photos. That bothered me, but it wasn’t the main reason I did it.”
According to People, Ariel Winter continued to prove that she’s confident with her new body by making a bold wardrobe choice for date night. During a Sunday night outing with her boyfriend of two years, Laurent Claude Gaudette, Ariel embraced her curves by rocking a lacy black bra underneath a burgundy top with a deep V-neck. Perhaps Ariel got the bra-baring idea from another SAG Awards attendee whose appearance caused a stir, Thelma & Louise star Susan Sarandon. As the Inquisitr previously reported, the very body-confident 69-year-old caused quite a stir by wearing a black bra underneath a white blazer to the event.
According to Seventeen, Ariel Winter and Laurent Claude Gaudette split up back in December, but it looks like the cute couple is definitely back on. Their recent reunion probably made Ariel enjoy her recent 18th birthday celebration even more. Ariel told People that her birthday bash was a Moroccan-themed event that included belly dancers, an “awesome” cake, and around 300 guests.
While Ariel Winter is one of the most successful young stars in Hollywood, it sounds like the Modern Family actress isn’t interested in staying in showbiz forever. During her SAG Awards interview with People, she revealed that she plans on going to college and pursuing a new career as a social-justice lawyer.
“I think it’s really important to become a voice for abuse victims who have no voice,” Ariel said. “I want to be able to make a difference.”
Ariel Winter can take comfort in knowing that she’s already making a difference by using her voice to encourage other young women to love themselves just the way they are.
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