Ariel Winter Feels ''Fabulous,'' Even When Haters Call Her ''Fat'' and ''Ugly''

Actress covers the November issue of Seventeen magazine

By Kendall Fisher Oct 13, 2016 5:12 PMTags
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Sorry, haters...You can't stop Ariel Winter from doin' her thang!

The 18-year-old doesn't just look fierce and fabulous on the cover of Seventeen magazine's November issue, she feels it, too.

In chatting with the publication, the Modern Family star does admit it's difficult reading the constant negative commentary from trolls on social media, but she's doing her best to look beyond it.

"It's definitely hard being self-conscious and having the world be able to tell you how they feel about you," she explained. "Before Twitter and Instagram, if you felt a certain way about a person you didn't know, you couldn't tell them. Now I wake up and I have tweets to me about how I'm a fat, ugly blah-blah."

Ariel Winter's Best Looks

As she gets older, Winter is becoming less concerned with what everyone else has to say and more focused on feeling confident in her own eyes.

"When I was younger, it took a lot more of a toll on me than it does now," she revealed. "Three or four years ago, I would have been devastated, like, 'Why do people feel this way about me? I'm just being me.' My sister helped me understand that people will say those things regardless of how you look. I tell myself every day, 'I look fabulous.'"

This mentality is exactly why the young actress wears whatever she wants, whenever she wants—including that now-famous graduation dress that showed off all her curves.

"I looked great in it, I loved it, and that's all that matters to me," she said. "There are so many other issues in the world that are more important than my graduation dress showing a little underboob."

Winter promises she will continue to fight against the body-shamers and the haters, if only to be a positive voice for all women. She hopes to see others coming together to do the same.

"I definitely have pushed myself to deal with the good and the bad because I feel there are so many girls who need to hear positivity," she explained.

"I feel like as many of us women who can band together and discuss things in a positive way will be so beneficial," she added, noting, "Losing one person in that discussion wouldn't be helpful."

Read her full interview with Seventeen magazine here.