Modern Family's Ariel Winter looks different now? Here's why

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Aug 14, 2015 14:07 IST
Ariel Winter after and before her surgery. (Photo: Instagram and AP)

It is not the ideal way of dealing with inernet bullies, but Modern Family actor Ariel Winters has shut up all those making fun of her heavy chest size in the most unconventional way. Tired of being sexualised by all and sundry, the 17 year old, who started acting in the sitcom in 2009 when she was only 11, says she has undergone a breast reduction surgery in the hope she won't any more be the butt of all those insane jokes.

Ariel used to be size 34F, but chose to undergo a breast reduction surgery in early June and is now 34D.

“It really did happen overnight,” Winter was quoted as saying by Glamour magazine in a tell-all interview. “I remember being in my sister’s wedding and being so flat and thinking, ‘I just wish I would grow boobs!’ and then overnight I did. But then they kept growing and growing and growing and it didn’t seem like they were going to stop."

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Apart from the emotional discomfort, Ariel also had to go through intense pain. "It started to hurt so bad that I couldn’t take the pain. My neck was hurting so bad and I actually had some problems with my spine," she said.

Talking about how awful people can be on the internet, she said "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 (red carpets), I just said to myself, "You have to do your best to look confident and stand up tall, and make yourself look as good as you can in these photos," because everyone is going to see them."

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Even the media was all but understanding: "Every article that has to do with me on a red carpet always had to do with ‘Ariel Winter’s Crazy Cleavage!’ Or ‘Ariel Winter Shows Huge Boobs At An Event!’ That’s all people would recognise me by, not, 'Oh, she does great work on Modern Family'," she said.

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The actor said that her family has a history of large chest sizes and many of cousins got the surgery done too. She even said that her decision to lessen her size was her own and not made under the pressure of internet trolls and bullies. "I got it for myself. I can’t even really put it into words about how amazing it feels to really feel right," she said.

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