Ariel Winter just brought sexy back – literally. The “Modern Family” actress played Justin Timberlake’s iconic 2006 track featuring Timbaland in her recent Instagram stories, with the series of videos showing the 22-year-old play around with one of Instagram’s filters.
Ariel updated her Instagram on Sunday night with a brave streak. She was undergoing the Sex Appeal challenge as she posed for the camera and let the platform’s technology allocate her a percentage “Sex Appeal” – as you’ll see, it took more than one take to get a high result.
Ariel’s challenge showed her seated indoors and wearing a red-and-white sweater, also showing off the return to her strawberry blonde hair – Ariel has been collecting nicknames for the “strawberry and shortcake” look. The star was seen looking into the camera with her hair falling around her face – fans could see the percentage numbers bouncing around as sad piano music played in the background.
It was an ouch moment for Ariel as her subdued facial expression generated the lowest possible reading. Yes, 0%.
Ariel accompanied her story with “Sad!”.
Appearing decidedly dissatisfied with the result, Ariel gave the filter a second go. Here, the same and mostly-blank facial expression was used, although Ariel had opted to strike a slightly sexy smile towards the end – and it seemed to be working. The numbers shot up to a sizzling 95% Sex Appeal, with the video proving hilarious as Ariel then made the peace sign with a knowing face.
The music here definitely reflected the vibe. “Sexy Back” was playing, with Ariel’s text seeing her admit that the results are clearly all about the way you “angle your head towards the camera.”
Instagram’s filters have proven popular with celebrities. “Live! With Kelly and Ryan” host Kelly Ripa underwent a similar experience earlier this year, although the 49-year-old was using an age filter – she called Instagram a “damn lie” as it guessed her to be 27 years old with a smile and 80 years old without one.
Kelly likewise gave the filter multiple tries. Her third and smiling shot came out at 32 years old. The star concluded that if you smile, “you look young.”
Shortly before braving the Sex Appeal filter, Ariel appeared in a black-and-white video showing her undergoing a guess the celeb one. The first take brought out a result of both singer Dua Lipa and actor Keanu Reeves.
“I mean…if one is going to be a guy…Keanu Reeves is lit…Going on a mission to avenge your dog’s death is a whole mood,” she wrote.
The next try showed Ariel to be 70% Rihanna and 30% Johnny Depp.
For more from Ariel, check out her Instagram.