'Baywatch' Babes Reveal Weight Clause In Contracts: Could Not Gain Or Lose More Than Five Pounds
Former Baywatch stars Traci Bingham, Erika Eleniak, Gena Lee Nolin and Nicole Eggert revealed that their contracts contained a weight clause, dictating that they could not lose or gain more than five pounds.
News of the weight clause came out during an interview with members of the Baywatch (1989-2001) cast who reunited to celebrate the show’s upcoming 25-year anniversary. While talking about their infamous swimsuits, Bingham, who played Jordan Tate from 1996 to 1998, casually mentioned her weight clause.
“There’s a lot of pressure. It was in my contract. You really had to stay fit for the show,” Bingham said.
Members of the cast present during the interview all jumped up after Bingham’s statement, saying that they too had a weight clause in their contracts.
“[There] was a five pound fluctuation you couldn’t go up or down,” added Eggert, who was on the show from 1992 to 1994 as Summer Quinn.
The actors didn’t seem to begrudge the show for the strict demands on their bodies. They admitted that the pressure to remain thin also came from the simple fact that they suddenly found themselves on a successful television show, with millions of people looking at them every day.
More well known actors who shot to fame on Baywatch, such as Pamela Anderson and Carmen Electra were not present for the interview and have not commented on the weight clause.
– Olivia Truffaut-Wong
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