We see you, Ariel Winter! The longtime Modern Family actress, 21, stepped out in L.A. on Monday, June 3, rocking a seriously short pair of jean shorts coupled with an adorable, pink graphic T-shirt and some white Converse sneakers. To be honest, it’s the perfect, casual summertime outfit and we are here for it!
In addition to Ariel’s killer style, we can’t help but notice how amazing her body looks these days. Those legs? Girl, come on! You are killing it. As it happens, though, the sitcom star didn’t just lose weight from hitting the gym. In fact, Ariel recently got candid with her fans about her body transformation during an Instagram Q&A.
After one fan asked Ariel why she looked “so thin,” the newly minted red-haired beauty gave an incredibly brave and honest response. “For years I had been on antidepressants that caused me to gain weight that I couldn’t lose no matter what I did,” she began. “It was always frustrating for me because I wanted to be able to get fit and feel like the work I was doing was paying off, but it never felt that way.”
“I had accepted it and moved on. I stayed on those medications for so long because the process is really long and difficult,” Ariel continued. “I wasn’t ready to go through it again so I just accepted the feeling ‘eh’ instead of trying to find something to actually feel better.”
The Sofia the First alum went on to express that eventually, she “was sick” of not feeling OK. However, she did make it abundantly clear that switching her medication had “nothing to do” with prompting her weight loss. “I started the process again and was able to find a great combination of medication that works for me,” she noted.
“The change in medication instantly made me drop all of the weight I couldn’t lose before by just giving me back my metabolism. That was very unexpected.” Ariel concluded that she’s feeling “better mentally,” as of late, but still has some additional fitness goals in mind.
“It’s nice to work out and have your body actually respond, but I want to gain a few pounds of muscle and get healthier. Also … I want my butt back,” she expressed. Well, Ariel, we think you look absolutely fabulous as is! That said, it’s important to do what makes *you* happy. Keep killing it.
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