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Ariel Winter Celebrates Her Birthday in a Crazy-Revealing, Sequin Bodysuit

Ariel Winter Celebrates Her Birthday in a Crazy-Revealing, Sequin Bodysuit

Originally posted 02/04/2016 09:30AM

The actress flaunted her new legal adult status

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Ariel Winter Shares Body-Positive Post After Showing Breast Reduction Scars at SAG Awards: 'Embrace All That You Are'

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Ariel Winter Shares Body-Positive Post After Showing Breast Reduction Scars at SAG Awards: 'Embrace All That You Are'

Originally posted 02/02/2016 12:20PM

Ariel Winter is proud of her breast reduction scars – and wants everyone to feel just as confident.

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Ariel Winter Defends Showing Her Breast Reduction Scars at SAG Awards: 'I'm Not Ashamed'

Originally posted 02/01/2016 08:00PM

Ariel Winter has nothing to hide.

The Modern Family actress took to Twitter on Monday to defend her decision to show her breast reduction scars when she attended the SAG Awards on Saturday.

"Guys there is a reason I didn't make an effort to cover up my scars! They are part of me and I'm not ashamed of them at all," Winter, 18, tweeted in response to fans.

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Ariel Winter: Picking a Red Carpet Dress Is 'Definitely More Stressful' Than Choosing a Prom Dress

Ariel Winter: Picking a Red Carpet Dress Is 'Definitely More Stressful' Than Choosing a Prom Dress

Originally posted 01/30/2016 07:30PM

Plus, the Modern Family star shares fun details on her 18th birthday bash

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Modern Family's Ariel Winter Wants to Be a Social Justice Lawyer: 'With What I've Gone Through, It's Important to Become a Voice for Abuse Victims'

Originally posted 01/29/2016 12:20PM

Ariel Winter plans on making the best out of a once bad situation.

The Modern Family star spent years in and out of courts as her guardianship was transferred from her mother to her sister and then, last year, she successfully petitioned to become an emancipated minor.

So now Winter – who turned 18 on Thursday and is featured in the latest issue of PEOPLE – is applying to colleges and has hopes of becoming a social-justice lawyer.

"I've had a tumultuous relationship with the court system. But with what I've gone through, I think it's really important to become a voice for abuse victims who have no voice," says Winter. "I want to be able to make a difference."

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Ariel Winter Celebrates 18th Birthday with a Cake and Her Costars on Modern Family Set

Originally posted 01/29/2016 10:20AM

Ariel Winter may have spent her 18th birthday at work Thursday, but she still found time to celebrate.

Winter's Modern Family costar Sofia Vergara took to Instagram to share a picture of the new adult blowing out the candles on a cake.

"Happy bday @arielwinter," she captioned the shot with several party emojis.

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Modern Family's Ariel Winter: 'I'm in a Great Place'

Modern Family's Ariel Winter: 'I'm in a Great Place'

Originally posted 01/27/2016 11:30AM

After legally emancipating herself and undergoing breast-reduction surgery, the Modern Family star is applying to colleges and thrilled to start 'a new chapter'

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Happy Birthday, Ariel Winter! Modern Family Star Celebrates Turning 18

Originally posted 01/28/2016 10:45AM

Welcome to adulthood, Ariel Winter!

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