Michael Todd and SIOUX NESI
Jersey Shore star Deena Cortese poses for the new issue of In Touch — on newsstands now — in the iconic Baywatch swimsuit just like Pamela Anderson after dropping approximately 15 pounds and two dress sizes! “I loved Baywatch when I was younger. I always wished I was her,” Deena tells In Touch. “I’m the guidette Pamela Anderson.”
But Deena wasn’t always this confident. “I’ve always struggled with my body image,” she admits. And after watching past seasons, Deena says, “My weight was getting out of control, and I knew it was time to do something about it.”
But she admits that the way people bullied her online, calling her cruel names, also had an effect.
“If you’re a little heavy, online bullies will treat you like crap. It’s sad. And it really hurts.”
Now, after carefully watching her diet and regular workouts, Deena says she lost about 15 pounds and dropped from a size 8 dress to a 4.
“I’m happy with myself, and that’s the only thing that really matters.”
For more on Deena's weight loss and her new slimmer body, check out MTV.com and head to newsstands now to pick up the latest issue of In Touch!