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Topless Ariel Winter Is So Inspiring! Seriously!!

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Ariel Winter is loving herself!

Ariel Winter is all about being confident in her own skin, though she says that wasn't always the case!

Taking her top off for Self's stunning new editorial, the Modern Family starlet revealed what it was like growing up in the public eye. Literally.

Related: Ariel Bares Major Cleavage & Legs While Shopping

The 18-year-old spilled:

"Growing up in the spotlight was quite possibly the worst for my self-esteem. I had a hard time finding confidence within myself. When I started [Modern Family], I had a completely different body than what happened overnight at 12 years old. I was stick thin, I had no chest, I had no butt—I had nothing. I was totally flat, and I was so sad about it. Then automatically, overnight, my body changed drastically. I was a D cup and had a bigger butt, and my waist was expanding. Everything was getting bigger. I automatically got this hate and judgment online."

While she has no time for the trolls now, Ariel had a lot to overcome:

"It was hard for me in the beginning to deal with people's comments and deal with everybody having an opinion on absolutely everything I did. It was hard for me to not fall prey to wanting to change the way I felt and the way I did things and the way I looked because of what other people said."

Thankfully, the actress found a role model in costar Sofia Vergara, who reminded her to love herself:

"I had a great role model in Sofia growing up, with her being a curvy woman that was super proud of who she was and what she looked like. She could see that I was struggling a little bit with how to deal with my body, and was always trying to give me advice, like, 'Here are some brands that would look good on our body type,' or 'Wear whatever you want, and feel good about yourself.'"

Now Ariel is the one dishing advice!!

The teen explained:

"I started to realize that as long as I'm positive in my life and as long as I feel good about my decisions and stick to how I feel and the things I want to do, that's what's most important. And that's what's going to get me through in life."

So for any haters out there, just know you're not getting to this one! She's all about living her life the way she wants to:

"I think people make a lot of judgments about me based on what I wear and all the things that I do. They kind of glorify and objectify a lot of the things that I do, and I wish people would just see me as the normal 18-year-old that I am. I'm doing the same things that everybody my age is doing…people are taking it and making it [seem] like I'm doing stuff that is crazy when really I'm just being me. I wish people would see that."

Fair!!

You can read the rest of her interview HERE.

[Image via Jones Crow/Self Magazine.]

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