Nicole Eggert says she regrets getting implants for ‘Baywatch’ at 18 after revealing breast cancer diagnosis

Bigger is not always better.

“Baywatch” alum Nicole Eggert, who recently announced her breast cancer diagnosis, revealed she regrets going under the knife for a breast augmentation at 18 while starring on the hit show after becoming self-conscious on set.

“I look at all these younger girls doing it and think, ‘God, leave your bodies alone!’” she told People in an interview published Saturday.

“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 — You’re like, ‘What is this?’” she recalled.

“Nothing you can do. You can’t stuff it with anything. You can’t do anything.”

Eggert was not physically or mentally prepared to film in a tiny swimsuit every day.

Nicole Eggert regrets getting her breasts enlarged at the age of 18 while she was starring on “Baywatch.” Getty Images
“I look at all these younger girls doing it and think, ‘God, leave your bodies alone!’” she told People. Getty Images
Eggert was not physically or mentally prepared to film in a tiny swimsuit every day. Getty Images

The “Charles in Charge” alum said she had no idea she landed a spot on “Baywatch” and at the time thought she would be acting on a spinoff series about high school students in Malibu.

“It was a stupid 18-year-old decision,” she said.


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“It was a stupid 18-year-old decision,” she said. Getty Images

Eggert, 52, has since undergone a series of breast augmentations — including a reduction that was documented on the E! show “Botched” in 2015.

Earlier this month, the mom of two’s chest was in the news for a different reason — she revealed she had stage 2 cribriform carcinoma.

At the time of her announcement, Eggert said she was waiting to get into the operating room to have the painful lump in her left breast removed and to find out when she could start chemotherapy.

The actress starred in “Baywatch” with Pamela Anderson between 1992 and 1994. Getty Images

The “Blown Away” actress admitted she often “panics” knowing that the cancer is “growing” inside her with “every second that passes.”

The most difficult part for her is the thought of leaving her daughters, Dilyn, 25, and Keegan, 12.

“[Dilyn’s] an adult, but I have a 12-year-old at home where I’m the only caregiver. I have no family. I have nothing,” she explained.

Earlier this month, Eggert revealed she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. WireImage

“It’s just so overwhelming, and I’m just doing everything I can not to spiral.”

Eggert’s close friend Mindy Molinary has created a GoFundMe page for her to help with her costly upcoming treatments.

“[Eggert] is tenacious and has always found a way to get by, but this is different,” the pal wrote on the crowdfunding platform.

She said she is still waiting to start radiation and for surgery to get the cancer removed from her left breast. Amanda Edwards

“She will be unable to work while undergoing surgery and treatments. She has a long, scary road ahead and has a terrible time asking for help.”

Molinary added, “I implore you to help my friend afford her medical bills as well as feel secure that she won’t be left without a home for her family during this extremely trying time.”

“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kyle Richards donated $1,000 to Eggert’s GoFundMe.