Ariel Winter finally feels body confident.
The "Modern Family" star, who turns 18 on Thursday, opened up to People magazine about her recent breast reduction surgery and becoming an adult. For years media outlets and fans blasted the teen star about her large breasts and small body -- and Winter says she was never able to tune out the haters.
"I'd just be wearing something anyone else could wear, but I'd read comments saying, 'She dresses inappropriately,' " she shared. Winter admits she was "hurt" by the online bullying, but it was ultimately how uncomfortable she was from the physical pain that prompted her to undergo breast reduction surgery.
"Being a 5-ft.-tall girl and having extremely large breasts is really ostracizing and excruciatingly painful," Winter said.
After she became emancipated last year, Winter finally got the surgery and went from a size 32F to a 34D. "It's important to talk about it because there are young girls suffering like I did, but there shouldn't be a stigma about it."
The young star has been turning into quite a young woman lately and has been sharing her story with her fans the whole way. She recently stopped by "The Talk" to talk about her emancipation and later shared the following message with her fans.
Way to go, Ariel.