As the great J.J. Evans, Jr. of "Good Times" might say today, Deena Cortese of "Jersey Shore" is looking "DYNO-MITE!" Within the latest issue of In Touch, on newsstands now, the effervescent guidette suits up in a Pamela Anderson-inspired swimsuit for a light jog along the beach, windswept hair and all. "I loved 'Baywatch' when I was younger. I always wished I was her," she tells the magazine. Evidently, Santa was listening.
The noticeably leaner meatball recently dropped 15 pounds and two dress sizes from regular dieting and exercise after struggling with her body image for years. She shares that watching herself on Seasons 3-5 of "Jersey Shore" is what inspired her to slim down: "My weight was getting out of control, and I knew it was time to do something about it." Negative Internet chatter didn't help her confidence either. "If you’re a little heavy, online bullies will treat you like crap," she says. "It’s sad. And it really hurts."
We highly doubt she'll be hearing a peep out of those cyber-jerks' mouths now--after all, they're too busy eating their words.
+ Check out the photo of Deena playing the role of sexy lifeguard, pick up the latest issue of In Touch for the full story of her weight loss victory and tell us what you think of her physical transformation!
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Photo: Michael Todd/Sioux Nesi for In Touch magazine