Let’s Look Back At Ariel Winter’s ‘Year Of The Ass’

Ariel Winter had a big year. The Modern Family star (and Berry crushgraduated, landed a new boyfriend, and shot her first feature film project as an adult. She’s also come into her own as an outspoken voice against body shaming, and her Instagram shows all the hallmarks of a woman who’s comfortable with her body and she DGAF who knows it.

Ariel Winter spent the year embracing all of her curves, but—and it’s a big, beautiful but—there’s one feature she seemed especially fond of, and we don’t blame her (it’s gorgeous). She even got a little cheeky with her captions and dubbed 2016 as #yearoftheass. Let’s take a look back at it…

January 2016 – Shy and reserved

CHARBEL ZOE 👌🏻 @charbelzoecouture

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Ariel started the year off playing coy with this demure black and white pic showing only a hint of ass. “[Ariel] Winter is coming,” is what this pic says, “prepare yourselves.”

February 2016 – Debuting the booty

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By February, Ariel had graduated from coy to full-blown coquettish, mastering the subtle, flirty peek over the shoulder—”What, this little ol’ thing?”

March 2016 – Workin’ it

#tbt to when you can't see @gunnarfitness on a Monday…😠 #justworkinonmyfitness PC: @laurent_claude_gaudette

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Ariel stepped up her booty game in March, showing off the sheer power contained in those sculpted haunches. Looks like all that work paid off…

April 2016 – Cake by the pound

When you write yours and bae's name in the sand @atlantisresort #bahamas 😉❤️

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Beach bums 🌴 on #springbreak @atlantisresort #bahamas

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Ba-BAM! In early April, when most people were still in the “denial” or “bargaining” stages of trying on swimsuits, Ariel had already hit the beach in all her squat-sculpted glory. Forget getting the “I don’t need a coverup” confidence, we want the “Go ahead and take a pic of me on all-fours in a Brazilian cut bikini, I’ll post it on Instagram with no filter!” confidence.

May 2016 – A butt that can do it all

Hair // @hairbyaviva Makeup // @kipzachary #modernfamily #event #atas #lbd #red

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So the #atas panel got a little crazy tonight… @starringrico #modernfamily

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Forget about transitioning seamlessly from daytime to evening, Ariel Winter’s ass can transition seamlessly from grown-up and sophisticated to fun-loving and adorable. “I’m serious, but I don’t take myself seriously,” is what her butt’s saying here.

June 2016 – Letting it all hang out

From the first day on set of #DogYears! #film #set #work #work

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#Saturday with 🐴🐴 + 👩🏽🙂

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By June Ariel was regularly kickin’ it in some cheek-breaching, barely there daisy dukes. Her ass also celebrated the milestone of getting 2 million Instagram admirers:

2 million!!! Wow! I can't believe it…love you guys so much ❤️ #thankyou #love

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And, in case no one could tell by her thirst trap instas, Ariel confessed she was single:

👋🏼 Hi there press people!!!!!!

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She was probably having trouble choosing between the guy who posted “Baby got cakes🍑” and the one who went with “I wanna be them shorts.!!!$$$👍👍👍😘😘😘.”

July 2016 – The booty becomes self-aware

The 🍑 always has a mind of its own 🙄

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Will always look back 😉 at this #4thofjuly 🇺🇸 #fireworks #family #friends #beach

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That’s right, by July 2016 Ariel’s ass had become sentient. “The 🍑 always has a mind of its own 🙄,” she wrote, apparently after her 🍑 was caught attempting escape by the paparazzi. Ariel also became more aware of the power of her juicy donk, and it showed in her captions. “Will always look back 😉 at this #4thofjuly,” she wrote. I see what you did there, and I ain’t mad about it.

August 2016 – Pumps and a bump

🍾 #summer

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In August, Ariel’s booty got a boost from some high heels and she proved cut-offs can be as classy as they are assy.

September 2016 – Stylin’ & profilin’

BUTT really, don't miss a spot @kipzachary 📸: @davinaadjani #secretshoot #embraceyourcurves

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In September, we got to see a different side of Ariel’s ass: the “sidebutt” side. We also got a peek behind the scenes at the guy with the best job in the world: Ariel Winter’s butt’s make-up artist.

October 2016 – Tails, we win

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Ariel showcased her ass’s playful side in October, flashing her cotton tail when she dressed as a Playboy bunny for Halloween. Did you think there was a chance she wouldn’t choose a costume that accentuated her fav feature?

November 2016 – Fair weather friend

Caboooo it's lit😉😈🙆🏻

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Window pics with bae 🍑 #yearoftheass #thASSright #punnyasfuck

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If you thought the crisp fall air was going to scare away her derrière, you were wrong. Instead of surrendering to autumn, Ariel flew south to flaunt her caboose in Cabo with her BFFs. We did get one glimpse of her moneymaker in sweater weather with this Thanksgiving Day ‘gram:

Happy thanksgiving everyone ❤️

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December 2016 – Winter vacation

@elleusa

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In December she finally gave her ass a much-needed break from the limelight and used it for for its secondary function: sitting. Here she is with that same confident over-the-shoulder smile with a hint of cheek peeking out—almost winking at us—ready for the New Year.

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