'Baywatch' Stars Reveal Pressure to Stay Thin

by Krista Wick 4:30 PM PDT, October 08, 2013
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As one might imagine, it isn't easy to maintain a bikini-ready body all year long, but the former stars of Baywatch tell ET that's precisely what they had to do at the height of the show's popularity.

"The suits were regulation standard for part of our partnership," Erika Eleniak divulged of a very strict weight clause in many of her female co-stars' contracts, which gave them a mere five pounds leeway before facing termination.

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"There's a lot of pressure," added Traci Bingham. "It was in my contract. You really had to stay fit for the show."

Although a few of the ladies have been pretty open with the media about their struggles with weight after leaving the show, they laid no blame on Baywatch for their issues.

"It was later in life when I found out that I had thyroid issues and gained a ton of weight," explained Gena Lee Nolin. "I got up to 200 pounds."

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Click the video for more from the cast, who we caught at The Hollywood Show, an autograph show held quarterly in Los Angeles.