Shaunna Murphy
February 22, 2017 9:13 am

After she so frankly discussed her decision to undergo breast reduction surgery at the age of 17, Ariel Winter arguably became just as famous for being a body positivity advocate as a star of Modern Family.

“Automatically, overnight, my body changed drastically,” Winter recently recalled to SELF.com. “I was a D cup and had a bigger butt, and my waist was expanding. Everything was getting bigger. I automatically got this hate and judgment online.”

Every time she left the house, Winter continued, “there would be an article the next day being like ‘Ariel Winter [had] her boobs out at this event.’”

It took a great toll on her mental health, which is understandable given that Winter is still a freaking teenager and really shouldn’t have to read creepy, judgmental comments about her body online.

…Which is why we’re glad to see the now 19-year-old taking bold fashion risks at events like Tuesday night’s Vanity Fair And L’Oreal Paris Toast To Young Hollywood party, instead of covering up and hiding in her body like a damn snail. She rocked a cutout bodysuit and lace House of CB wrap skirt to the party, clearly showing the world that she cares little whether or not we think she’s showing too much skin.

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She looks like she’s ready for the beach!

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Between this and the trip to Australia she recently took with her boyfriend, Levi Meaden, Winter is clearly having a blast — and feeling comfortable in her own skin — in 2017.

Teach us your ways, girl.

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