Get ready for the best four years! Ariel Winter is heading to college at the University of California, Los Angeles. The Modern Family star shared news of her acceptance on Instagram on Wednesday, April 27.
“It’s an AMAZING DAY! I’m going to UCLA- thank you to everyone who has been there for me on this journey! #bruinsbaby,” the 18-year-old captioned a photo of the school’s admissions website showing that she had accepted her offer.
Winter previously revealed she applied to 15 schools throughout California and the East Coast, and she’s interested in studying business or law, according to E!. “You never know if something’s not going to work out, if one day acting is, like, ‘No, we don’t like you anymore!’ You gotta have something else you can do. I’ve always been interested in law, so I think it’ll definitely be something that I’ll love to do and also go to school for,” she told the website in 2015.
By going to school in L.A., the actress will still be able to play Alex Dunphy on the hit sitcom that she’s starred in since she was 11. Fans have watched her grow up both on and off the screen over the past seven years. She’s recently become an ambassador for positive body image after showing off her scars from a breast reduction surgery on several red carpets, including the 2016 SAG Awards in January. She’s also come to the defense of other celebs who have been body-shamed and starred in an anti-bullying campaign for Cosmopolitan.com, where she transformed herself into iconic mean girls such as Regina George and Blair Waldorf.