Ariel Winter has been waiting for more than a year to head off to college after making the decision to defer her admission into UCLA due to her heavy Modern Family filming schedule. Now that鈥檚 she鈥檚 finally on campus, she鈥檚 ready to hit the books 鈥 but it sounds like her college career hasn鈥檛 gotten off to the best start. In fact, the actress claims her first day was 鈥渞uined鈥 by the paparazzi.

The 19-year-old was set to attend classes at the University of California, Los Angeles, on Thursday 鈥 just like so many of her peers. But unlike the other students, Winter happens to be famous.

鈥淲ell the paparazzi just successfully ruined my first day of school. Thanks,鈥 she tweeted after photos of her on campus popped up online.

Two weeks ago, the actress took to Instagram to explain to her fans and followers, 鈥淚 am not trying to be pap鈥檇 everywhere I go, I am literally just LIVING and unfortunately, I can鈥檛 do that without paparazzi following me around everyday.鈥

At the time, she was speaking about the scrutiny and judgment she faces when photographers snap pics of her in outfits that some people don鈥檛 like. 鈥淚鈥檓 not trying to show you my ass in shorts when I go to the grocery store. I鈥檓 trying to live my life,鈥 she continued. 鈥淚 don鈥檛 want people to constantly see me in the news for going to dinner, or grocery shopping, or anything.鈥 (We can probably add 鈥済oing to school鈥 to that list too.)

She noted firmly, 鈥淚 want to be in the news when I ASK for it by going to a publicized event, or EVEN BETTER, when I have work out/coming out!鈥

Some fans totally have Winter鈥檚 back, and responded to her tweet about college with compassion and understanding.

It鈥檚 pretty clear how Winter herself feels about the situation. We just hope she鈥檚 able to enjoy the rest of her college experience.

Do you remember your first day of college? Let us know @BritandCo!

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