When Kirstie Alley lost a significant amount of weight, she decided to put her results on display. In a 2006 appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” she showed off her newly transformed body in a bikini. Alley told Winfrey that her weight loss positively affected her self-esteem, per People. However, the actor admitted she wouldn’t have publicly flaunted her younger, slimmer body in swimwear because she didn’t feel confident at the time. Fortunately, her mentality changed. She told Life Magazine (via People), “I feel happy with the way I look and feel. For me, that’s the greatest thing that’s happened.”
While Alley seemed secure in her decision at first, she later regretted her famous bikini moment — thanks to modern technology. In 2010, she reflected on her choice on “Larry King Live.” At the time, she didn’t imagine the television bit would blow up as it did. She explained, “So stupid. All they have to do is take a frame shot. Little did I know that this would be all over YouTube. It has had, like, millions of hits.” She added that it was her idea, and she initially found freedom strutting her thinner figure in swimwear. But her perspective shifted. “Now I have to live with this for the rest of my life,” she noted.