Nicole Eggert proudly flaunted her beach body on "Baywatch," so why was her most recent TV appearance on E!'s plastic surgery reality show, "Botched"?
The actress – who first got breast implants at the age of 20 – underwent a second breast reduction at the hands of Dr. Terry Dubrow, after a… botched… implant replacement surgery left her with "ginormous" breasts four years ago.
"When I woke up from the surgery, they were ginormous. Like, a double, triple D," she told Access Hollywood Live's Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Tuesday, explaining that a previous doctor replaced her size B implants with much larger implants without her consent. "I lived with them for a while, thinking like, 'You'll get used to them,' and there's just no getting used to them. They were in my way. They were like two new roommates, like, 'Who are you?!' It was just awkward.
"And I'm so short, to have like huge [boobs] – my bra looked like a hammock!" she added.
The actress said her former "Baywatch" uniform – that famous red bathing suit – played a major role in her initial decision to get implants.
"I was really, really small chested and to wear a one-piece bathing suit? Two-piece you can fake it, you can feel comfortable," she said. "But to put a one-piece on every day where it flattens you out even more, and there's all these like, boobalicious women around you – I was 19, I was awkward – so yeah, I wanted boobs."
Now happy with her breast size, Nicole plans to avoid going under the knife again.
"I've had like five million boob jobs. And I'm someone who's not into surgery," she laughed. "I am never, ever, ever again [having surgery] unless it's a life-threatening emergency. I've never felt panic like that in my life."
The actress plans to get back to acting too, just as soon as she can let go of mommy duty.
"I'm still trying to let go of my little one – I still have a little one at home and I always do that – I just wanna spend all the time that I can [with them]… and then I just wanna go more into the acting field again and feel that out," she said. "I really miss it. I've done a lot of reality stuff lately and I'm just too private. I'm too shy and too private for that."
"Botched" airs Tuesday at 9 PM on E!.
-- Erin O'Sullivan