Modern Family star Ariel Winter reveals she underwent a breast reduction at 17
Published 13/08/2015 | 10:12
Modern Family actress Ariel Winter underwent a breast reduction because she "didn't feel happy" in her body.
The 17-year-old, who stars as Alex Dunhphy on the hit mockumentary show, said she had the surgery earlier this year from a 32F to a 34D and feels more comfortable in her own skin as a result.
"That's pretty much all I was known for and that upset me," she told Glamour.com in a candid interview.
"It made me feel really uncomfortable, because as women in the industry, we are totally oversexualized and treated like objects.
"Every article that has to do with me on a red carpet had to do with ‘Ariel Winter's Crazy Cleavage!' or ‘Ariel Winter Shows Huge Boobs at an Event!'"
"That's all people would recognize me by—not, ‘Oh, she does great work on Modern Family.'"
Winter, who won a SAG Award along with the A-list cast, said it was when she went swimsuit shopping and couldn't find anything that fit that confirmed she wanted a change.
"I went to a swimsuit store with my cousin a few months ago and couldn't find a bathing suit that fit me. I really felt bad about myself. I didn't feel happy," she added.
"I just kept saying, ‘What am I going to wear? There's nothing for me to wear at the beach, at the pool.' I can't go to a party with my friends and wear the same thing as them. I have to be completely covered up otherwise I'll look a certain way that I'm not intending to look."
"It's amazing to finally feel right," she shared. "This is how I was supposed to be."