She’s our body-positivity queen.
by Danielle Sinay
Ariel Winter never ceases to amaze us – and not just because she slayed the red-carpet last night. While we’re super proud of her for Modern Family’s nomination, we’re even prouder of Ariel for continuing to speak out and advocate for self-confidence and body positivity.
Ariel attended Entertainment Weekly’s Pre-Emmy Party (sponsored by L’Oreal) on Friday, and took the opportunity to open up to reporters about how she stays confident.
“I was very insecure when I was younger because I did grow up in the public eye,” she confessed. “But then as I got older, I was surrounded by people like Sofia Vergara, and people who were curvier like me and were proud of it. And who were showing it off. That really helped me to move forward and be proud of my body.”
This isn’t the first time Ariel has spoken on behalf of body-positivity. Just last week, she addressed online bullies for criticizing her appearance and body, reminding her fans – and bullies – that she loves them: “for what they truly need is love.”
And this year at the SAG Awards, when people claimed her scars were a “wardrobe malfunction,” she was quick to correct them that no, they were not – scars are simply a part of who you are!
Touché! We so love that Ariel’s co-star Sofia Vergara helped Ariel learn to love herself, and that Ariel uses what she learned to inspire fans to do the same. You’re OUR role-model, Ariel. Thanks for reminding us to spread self-love!