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Nicole Eggert on Leaving Baywatch: "I Was Happy to Be Set Free"

Season 5 Episode 501
Aired on 03/15/2015 | CC tv-14
Actress Nicole Eggert was one of the first blond bombshells to don the iconic red swimsuit on Baywatch. Nicole says that when she accepted this TV role in 1992, she thought it was a high school show—Beverly Hills, 90210 on the beach. After her first day of filming, Nicole realized how wrong she was.

"I saw myself more as ... the tomboy athletic one," Nicole says. "When I saw Pam [Anderson] come out of the trailer...she came out like Barbie, and I was like, 'Oh no, one of us is like really on the wrong page.' It was me. I was on the wrong page."

Nicole says that even after the show became a sensation, she felt lost on set. "I was on set at a beach with these girls walking around with these huge boobs and these perfect bodies, and I was like, 'I look like a boy. I look like a man from the top.'"

In the video above, Nicole opens up about why she decided to get breast implants and, ultimately, quit Baywatch at the height of its success.

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