Baywatch star regrets getting breast implants at age 18 to ‘stuff’ that iconic swimsuit

Nicole Eggert said it ‘was a stupid 18 year old decision’ to have the surgery so she could ‘stuff’ her swimsuit (Picture: Fremantle Media/REX/Shutterstock)

Baywatch star Nicole Eggert has some regrets about going under the knife after feeling insecure while filming the hit show.

The actress, now 52, played Summer Quinn in the much-loved TV series, which ran from 1989 until 2001.

In a candid new interview, Nicole admitted she felt insecure about her appearance and sexuality during her time on the show, so decided to do something about it.

However, Nicole insisted it was the wrong decision to get breast implants at age 18.

She told People magazine: ‘I regret it now, of course.

‘I look at all these younger girls doing it and think, “God, leave your bodies alone!”

The actress said she didn’t want to wear that iconic red swimsuit (Picture: Fremantle Media/REX/Shutterstock)

Nicole starred in Baywatch alongside Pamela Anderson (Picture: Fotos International/Getty Images)

‘But when you have to put on that one-piece and it’s like you’re so flat that it’s like pleating — you got pleats across the front…’ she went on.

Nicole – who has since had her breast size reduced – added: ‘You’re like, “What is this?” Nothing you can do. You can’t stuff it with anything. You can’t do anything.”

She said it ‘was a stupid 18 year old decision’ to have the surgery.

Elsewhere in the interview, Nicole admitted she auditioned for the show thinking she was going for a part in a spin-off series about kids at a Malibu high school.

She called the iconic red swimsuit ‘not flattering,’ insisting: ‘I didn’t want to wear it at all.’

Nicole starred on Baywatch alongside the likes of Pamela Anderson – who played C.J. Parker – and David Hasselhoff, who played Mitch Buchannon.

The show ran for 11 series, eventually spawning its own feature-length film in 2017.

The actress insisted she regrets having breast implants at age 18 (Picture: Disney General Entertainment Con)

Nicole’s latest interview comes after she opened up about her breast cancer diagnosis.

She told People earlier this month how she initially thought she was suffering from symptoms of menopause when her left breast became painful in October.

‘It really was throbbing and hurting,’ she shared.

‘I immediately went to my general practitioner and she told me I had to immediately go get it looked at.’

The Charles in Charge star was diagnosed with stage 2 cribriform carcinoma breast cancer in early December 2023 and is now waiting to have surgery.

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