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Ariel Winter poses with blonde hair

Ariel Winter Is A Witty Blonde Bombshell With Skimpy Backyard Photos On Instagram

Ariel Winter/Instagram
By Rebecca Cukier

Ariel Winter shocked Instagram on 4th of July by going peroxide blonde – and it wasn't just the 22-year-old's hair ramping things up. Ariel, who made global headlines for returning to her strawberry shortcake and red-headed look as "Modern Family" wrapped up earlier this year, updated her Instagram yesterday. She dropped both her new blonde bombshell look and a very witty caption that played on both her last name and cult TV series "Game of Thrones."

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Strawberry-Blonde Didn't Last Long

Ariel Winter poses in a sheer top with red hair
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Ariel's Saturday photos are below. The above one came just before the ABC sitcom Ariel grew up on ended, with the girl behind Alex Dunphy herself taking "nicknames" on Instagram as she asked her 4.4 million followers to coin her look.

4th of July brought major change. Ariel appeared looking drop-dead gorgeous as she lounged around her backyard barefoot and in skintight jeans and a spaghetti-strap and printed top. The focus was clearly those bleach-blonde and fluffy locks that now see Ariel called "Marilyn Monroe."

Caption Proves Blondes Aren't Dumb

Ariel Winter poses outdoors with blonde hair
Ariel Winter/Instagram

Ariel took to her caption writing: "Winter Is Coming!!!!!!" The clear "Game of Thrones" reference also doubles up on the wit front with Ariel's last Winter name. The star whose cascading curls and 100% bombshell look straight-up wowed Instagram found herself bombarded with comments – the top-liked one came from 25-year-old boyfriend Luke Benward as he threw out a reference. "Targaryen," he wrote.

"You look amazing !!!😍😍😍" another fan wrote. Over 70 users liked a comment referencing one of pop culture's greatest blondes – "Marilyn Monroe vibes🔥," the fan wrote. More after the jump.

It Was This Not So Long Ago

Ariel Winter poses with dark hair in jeans
Ariel Winter/Instagram

Ariel went red-headed towards the end of February, with the fiery locks contrasting the trademark, black-haired look that had been filling the star's Instagram prior to all the hoopla. Winter herself stated that she didn't recognize herself when going red – she's yet to speak out on the blonde.

Despite "Modern Family" ending after 11 years, Ariel has stayed in the news throughout COVID-19, from accidentally slicing off the tip of her thumb and throwing it away, to upping the romance with new beau Luke. Oh, and dropping $227 on a takeout. Keep scrolling.

Acknowledging Her White Privilege

Ariel Winter poses with blonde hair outdoors
Ariel Winter/Instagram

Ariel has been actively backing Black Lives Matter in the wake of 46-year-old murdered black man George Floyd. She honored #BlackoutTuesday on June 2, also taking a moment to reflect on her own status as a white woman.

"I understand that I’ll never understand, but I will stand with my black brothers and sisters. I will fight for you. IT’S TIME FOR LOVE, EQUALITY, EMPATHY, PEACE, EDUCATION, ACCEPTANCE. Let’s create change. I love you all," she wrote on Instagram.

Full blonde gallery below, plus Ariel forgetting her pants on that L.A. grocery run.

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