Ariel Winter isn’t about that unrealistic “Beach body” ideal.
The 19-year-old actress recently sat down with Refinery29 to discuss her role as Alex on “Modern Family,” how she’s dealt with critics in her rise to fame and her journey to self-acceptance and body love.
Winter told R29 that loving your body all the time is hard work and that’s OK; the beach “Should be a safe space” either way, she said.
“It’s hard to be positive about your body all the time,” she said.
“I know because I’m honest about my insecurities that people think I’m 100 percent positive about my body all the time, but I’m not. I get really uncomfortable, too. But I just remind myself that this is the body I was given. This is who I am.”
The “Modern Family” actress also spoke about body positivity in the context of the Trump administration.
“Our leadership is really anti-women right now,” Winter told R29. “Thanks to Donald Trump, we’re being objectified and made to feel bad about ourselves, so I think it’s really important for women to stick together and do the opposite of that; to let their bodies be seen and be heard, and to empower each other; to remind each other that what they look like is not the only thing that’s important when it comes to who they are.”