Michael Todd/Sioux Nesi for In Touch magazine

Anyone in need of a meatball lifeguard?

Jersey Shore's Deena Cortese has shed off some weight and is showing off her new, slimmer bod in the latest issue of In Touch Magazine (on newsstand now) by posing as a Baywatch babe.

Through careful diet and regular exercise, Cortese dropped approximately 15 pounds and two dress sizes, and had an idea on how to show off the new look, "I loved Baywatch when I was younger. I always wished I was her," Deena tells In Touch. "I'm the guidette Pamela Anderson."

Remaining true to the iconic Baywatch image, she stands in her ready-to-run-and-save-your-life stance with a lifeguard buoy in hand, while strutting a one-piece red bathing suit that shows off the girls. 

Deena tells the mag that she's always struggled with body-image issues, and after watching herself on the hit MTV reality show, she realized her "weight was getting out of control, and I knew it was time to do something about it."

Luckily now, after being victim to online bullying, she's back in a good place. "I'm happy with myself, and that's the only thing that really matters."

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