17 Year Old Modern Family Star, Ariel Winters (one of our favourite actresses here at Pretty Normal Me by the way), told Glamour.com in an exclusive interview this week about her decision to have a boob reduction.
She says that "I got it for myself. I can’t even really put it into words about how amazing it feels to really feel right." and this is something that we hughely applaud and something that we are sure many of our Pretty Normal readers can relate to. Ariel went from a 32F to a 34D and says "she feels like a new person"
While we seriously respect Ariel's decision to get a boob reduction we can't help but feel like it's not really any of our business, until you hear why. She describes going shopping for a swimming costume and saying: 'I really felt bad about myself. I didn’t feel happy. I just kept saying, "What am I going to wear? There’s nothing for me to wear at the beach, at the pool."'
And whilst she also says she has done it for herself and not because of online bullying she does describe how hard it is to maintain confidence when in the public eye: "We live in a day and age where everything you do is ridiculed. The Internet bullies are awful. I could post a photo where I feel good, and 500 people will comment about how fat I am and that I am disgusting."
(We would like to interject now and say that you are BEAUTIFUL, we asbolutely adore you and at Pretty Normal Me we cannot abide by internet bullies so if you rustle up some names and addresses we'll go and sort them out!)
Ariel told Glamour that the attention from the media: ‘made me feel really uncomfortable, because as women in the industry, we are totally oversexualized and treated like objects. Every article that has to do with me on a red carpet had to do with “Ariel Winter's Crazy Cleavage!” or “Ariel Winter Shows Huge Boobs at an Event!” That's all people would recognize me by – not, “Oh, she does great work on Modern Family.”’
She also describes the physical pain she was in as a result of her boobs: "It was so painful. I had a lot of back problems. I really couldn’t stand up straight for a long period of time. It started to hurt so bad that I couldn’t take the pain."
And so Ariel, aged only 17 has taken matters into her own hands and said: "Once the surgery was completed, I can’t even explain the feeling. [A week later], I was buying clothes and crying as I put them on, I was so happy. You just feel so relieved and excited. You feel like a new person. You feel like this is how I was supposed to be."
And we are incredibly impressed. It shouldn't have to be like this, aged 17, a beautiful and talented actress such as Ariel should be met with nothing but respect and adoration, it is NOT the place of the media to constantly draw attention to her cleavage and open the floodgates for people hiding behind their computer screens to pass judgement.
But sadly, this is the world in which we live. And so THANK YOU Ariel for sharing your story and well done. We can't wait to see more and more from you xxx