Ariel Winter Is All About Showing Off Her Bikini Body in Pride

Ariel Winter Responds to Backlash Surrounding Her Bikini Photo
She had no idea her bikini photo would spark such a conversation.

Haters need not to apply.

Ariel Winter, who has been an outspoken advocate about embracing one’s body, was recently seen hitting the beaches of the Bahamas in white-hot bikini fashion. Clad in a Beach Bunny two-piece, the 18-year-old was spotted frolicking in the sand with boyfriend Laurent Claude Gaudette and Modern Family co-star Nolan Gould this week.

The actress shared a sweet photo of herself kissing her beau by the ocean, writing, “Hehe #springbreak #mylove.”

🌴💋🙈 hehe #springbreak #mylove

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Such a cutie drawing our names in the sand.

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TV family vacation at @atlantisresort

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Weeks before, Winter had asked fans for help in choosing her swimsuit for her Spring Break. Guess she went with something a little more glitzy?

For #springbreak or nah?

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Last year, Winter shut down trolls who were writing negative things about her curves after she had shared a photo of herself on a family vacation in a bikini. Some users started commenting on her Instagram that she was “asking for it” with the way she was dressed.

“Who knew that an innocent photo with my nieces would turn into this?” Winter responded. “It sickens me to think at 17 years old, a photo of myself with my nieces is suggesting that I’m ‘asking for it.’ I typically never give power to the mean things people bravely say behind their computer screens on the Internet, but this is for the girls who are constantly bullied whether it be online or at school.. You are not asking for anything because of what you are wearing- you are expressing yourself and don’t you ever think you deserve the negativity as the consequence to what you are wearing.”