'Modern Family' Star Ariel Winter Gets Cheeky With a New Bikini Shot
After receiving backlash for several 'revealing' posts, Winter is proving she's not here for the haters.
Ariel Winter is no stranger to controversy.
After posting a picture of her high school graduation party dress on Instagram, the Modern Family actress experienced heavy backlash. The pink bandage dress with the chest-level cut-out, fans argued, was too revealing for a graduation party, let alone an 18-year-old.
But, as Winter is proving, the amount of skin we show should never define us. She's proud of her figure, a big proponent of body image positivity, and will continue to be her most authentic self.
So in celebration of reaching 2 million followers, she posted a bikini shot:
In the photo, Winter can be seen at the helm of a boat in a red, white, and blue bikini. Taken from behind, the shot certainly highlights her assets — a fact not unnoticed by her followers:
On June 22, Winter posted a response to those criticizing her images via Twitter:
"Embrace all that you are. Don't let those outside voices become your inner voice," she wrote next to one selfie, following up with the hashtags "mychoice" and "loveyourcurves."
It seems the more the public attempts to shame Winter for her body, the less affected she is by vitriol.