Ariel Winter to start university in September
OHMYGOSSIP — Ariel Winter will start university in September. The 19-year-old ‘Modern Family’ actress was accepted into University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she intends to study political science, last year but decided to delay her education because of her hectic work schedule.
And now she has accepted her place for this year and taken to Instagram to share her joy. She wrote: “It’s lit my friends. #bruinpride (sic).”
The university’s account responded by saying: “‘It’s lit indeed. So excited to have you here in the fall! #UCLAbound (sic).”
Last April, Ariel proudly shared a photograph of her acceptance letter from the prestigious academic institution.
At the time, she wrote on social media: “It’s an AMAZING DAY! I’m going to UCLA- thank you to everyone who has been there for me on this journey! #bruinsbaby (sic)”
However, she later revealed that she would be postponing her studies, explaining: “Unfortunately this year, due to production schedule, I have to start next year. So I will be starting as a [UCLA] Bruin next year.”
Meanwhile, Ariel recently admitted it was “a really long journey” to be able to find her self-confidence, and says she’s now hoping to use her platform as a star to help empower other people in her position and give them someone to “look up to”.
She said: “Well, I struggled for many years with my own confidence with myself. It was a really long journey to find that confidence, and I think it’s really important because there are tons of young girls, young boys, people that are older than me, that don’t really have a lot of people to look up to that are outspoken about things like that.”
“And I thought, you know, I went through so much at a young age, I was slammed for everything – the way I looked, the way I dressed, what I said. And I thought for a while that if I changed the way I was that people would accept me. I tried, and they still didn’t.
“So that’s what I try and tell people is, ‘Do what makes you happy,’ and that is ultimately going to be the best thing for you. I just feel like regardless of the negative comments I’ll get for speaking out, it matters so much more to me the positive feedback that I get, that I’ll take those negative comments and it doesn’t matter. I’m just happy to help.”
Featured image: Ariel Winter (Charles Sykes/Invision for the Television Academy/AP/TT NYHETSBYRÅN/Scanpix)
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