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Valerie Bertinelli Poses on the Cover of People in Her Bikini

Are You Afraid of Your Bikini?

On the cover of this week's People magazine, hitting newsstands tomorrow, 48-year-old Valerie Bertinelli reveals the results of her personal bikini challenge. After losing 50 pounds on Jenny Craig, the former child star hired a trainer with the goal of donning a bikini for the first time in almost 30 years. Gripped with fear before the big day, Bertinelli thought, "What am I so afraid of? Come on — it's just a bathing suit!"

She bravely achieved her goal, and she looks great doing it. Could you do the same now that Spring is here, or are you afraid to slip into a bikini?


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Maddi-Maye Maddi-Maye 8 years
After I posted that I realized how arrogant and bitchy I sounded! You're right... she should be proud of herself for conquering that challenge. Thanks for opening my eyes :D
almostloli almostloli 8 years
bring it on! yeehaw! :D maddi maye, some people are lucky enough to get good genes, including you but don't feel bad for Valerie, i think she's happy that she can get that body with efforts, it's like.. achieving something sometimes it's not about looks, it's about conquering your challenge ;)
Maddi-Maye Maddi-Maye 8 years
I eat french fries,candy,cheeseburgers and dessert almost everyday and am happy to say that I look 10x better than Valerie in MY bikini ! I feel kind of bad for her that she has to deprive herself so much to have an average body when I can get my amazing one so damn easily :)
delightfairy delightfairy 8 years
No, I can't wait for mine! :D
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
A little more toning left...
soul-bypass soul-bypass 8 years
First of all that picture has been proven to be super DUPER photoshopped! With that said... I will not even dream of wearing a bikini. Even though I lost over 100 lbs...along with that all that weight loss came a lot of lose skin that no amount of strength training would help tighten up so...until I find a way to pay for a full body lift there's no bikinis, shorts, tank tops, skirts....
Lo-Lo291303 Lo-Lo291303 8 years
I'm in pretty good physical shape, but I despise the thought of putting on a bikini, or any other swimsuit for that matter. I had surgery about two years ago, and it left a vertical scar around my belly button that hasn't quite faded as fast as I would like it to. I bought three very sexy one pieces that have a swatch of fabric down the middle but are basically two piece (with cut outs on the sides), but even those I feel self conscious in. I hope the scar fades, but if not, I may have to look into some sort of laser treatment or something.
aaroohii aaroohii 8 years
I have stretch marks and pigmented dark skin on my butt... plus a little fat under the belly button which refuses to go away...anyone has any advice on those stretch marks and pigmented skin???
jessie jessie 8 years
never gonna be able to wear one. i want to, but sadly no. after 3 kids in 4 belly is horrible to look at!! stretch marks galore and loose skin...:scared:...i'll stick to sexy one pieces! :)
margokhal margokhal 8 years
I have never owned or set foot near a bikini, nor do I intend on ever doing so. I don't have a bikini body, and it's not the end of the world!
witchbaby witchbaby 8 years
I saw a pic of valerie on the newstands today and I was like who is that? she is super unrecognizable to me. I don't know maybe its the photoshop but I really don't even see her face when I look at that pic.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 8 years
Not this year!
dd-sugar dd-sugar 8 years
I'm the same age as Valarie but have always been a stick (thanks Dad) and an athlete (mainly runner). I have been working on putting on some muscle and can actually do 4 pull ups (woo hoo!) Maybe I'll gain weight in menopause? I know, stop complaining.
EastVillageAmy EastVillageAmy 8 years
I'd like to get in a little more toning for definition and a vein lasered, but if someone offered me a trip to somewhere warm and tropical I'd be there in a heartbeat! I don't worry too much about it though, in general I'm not the type to lay around by the pool or beach, I'm either concealing my non-six pack with a rashguard because I'm surfing or I'm covered up and wearing spf 10 million because I'm scared of sun damage.
sandy82 sandy82 8 years
My midsection is my problem area so I hate bikinis. I always feel self conscious. That photo btw.. why did they have to photoshop her? She is beautiful as is.
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
That photo is heavily photoshopped! I'm not afraid of mine, what's the point?!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I can't WAIT to put on my bikini! I am slightly concerned about my pasty white skin, but after a few weeks of gradual self-tanner, I think I'll be ready for the beach. I just can't wait until it gets nice and warm enough to go down to the lake and hang out all summer.
zeppelinrules zeppelinrules 8 years
I wouldn't put one on today, but by the time Summer is here I'll be ready.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well - i am afraid of mine, but it's not like i have to do that much work to put one on. i work out all the time, i'm just VERY self conscious and i don't like to put myself out there like that!
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 8 years
nope not afraid...but no matter how good u feel in ur bikini u'll see another girl who makes u feel a little less good :P
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
I am such a flabby mess right now there's no way I'd put one on. I think I would need to lose 30 lbs. before I could even begin to think about it.
kristints kristints 8 years
I've lost 20 pounds now and I have about another 20 before I'll be in a bikini, but I think I'll be able to get that off by July, so I'm really looking forward to wearing a bikini (for the first time ever!)
doogirl doogirl 8 years
I'm a big girl, but I looooove bikinis! They're more flattering than a one piece! And I love my body, it gave me two gorgeous daughters! I think all women should rock a bikini or three!
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
hate bathing suits. My shape is like the complete opposite of what it should be in a bathing suit, especially a bikini. I have skinny legs and arms and a fat stomach, people have asked me if I'm pregnant before which is HORRIBLE. so probably not going to be wearing a bathing suit anytime soon
nancita nancita 8 years
Go MrsRachel! That is very impressive!
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