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Ariel Winter: Hollywood rejection was so tough

Ariel Winter: Hollywood rejection was so tough

Ariel Winter found rejection in the acting industry "hard to cope with".

The actress, who is now 18, started in the business when she was just four years old, landing the lead in an advert for Cool Whip.

While she has found success in recent years thanks to her role in 'Modern Family', Ariel admits it wasn't always so easy.

She said: "I was put in the industry when I was 4. I love what I do, but I don't know if it's a choice I would have made on my own.

"People criticise you at an extremely young age. There's a lot of rejection. I heard no thousands of times. That was hard to cope with."

Ariel has also suffered a difficult personal life, with her sister Shanelle Gray taking over her guardianship from their mother Christoula Workman in 2014. She then applied to become an emancipated minor in May last year.

While her application was successful, Ariel still chooses to live with Shanelle, her husband David and their children Skylar and Parker - a situation the actress thoroughly enjoys.

She added to People magazine: "I have a great support system now. They've been so amazing and supportive.

"I love living with my sister. She's my best friend, and I love her husband and their babies. My nieces are my entire life. I've found a happy situation for me. So there is not really a reason for me to leave until they kick me out!"