Pamela Anderson Gained 25 Pounds While Writing Her Memoir: ‘My Bloated Armor’

Pamela Anderson claims she didn’t work with a collaborator or ghostwriter on her upcoming memoir, which made her put on “about 25 pounds”.

The 55-year-old ‘Baywatch’ bombshell explained on ‘The Howard Stern Show’ on Wednesday that it wasn’t just a ‘massive battle’ to make people believe she could write ‘Love, Pamela’ without any help, but the writing process took its toll.

“It was crazy, but I had a physical reaction telling my story,” Anderson told the Shock Athlete, explaining that she lost weight once she finished writing. “It was almost like I was clinging to something – It was protection…my puffy armor. I don’t know what it was – I thought it was some kind of protection.

The former Playboy centerfold said she wondered if her body was changing because she was “just getting older,” and her mother even asked her why she no longer showed off her iconic figure.

Pamela Anderson visits SiriusXM’s “The Howard Stern Show” on January 25.
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“I just thought, ‘What figure?’ You know, I was just kidding a bit,” said Anderson, who follows a vegan lifestyle.

“I was a mess at the time, so I liked that I peeled it all off: no makeup, none of that, and I thought, ‘You know what? If you love me like this – if you love me at worst, maybe you love meshe reasoned.


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Anderson’s memoir, “Love, Pamela,” is due out Jan. 31.
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Elsewhere in Stern’s interview, Anderson claimed she was unaware of the Hulu’s Emmy-winning series “Pam & Tommy” until it’s already been teased to the public.

Anderson and rocker Tommy Lee, 60, married in February 1995, after just four days of dating. They divorced three years later and share sons Brandon, 26, and Dylan, 25.

A source close to Anderson told Entertainment Weekly shortly after the February 2022 premiere that she would “never” watch the Hulu series. The program chronicles the saga of the former couple’s infamous sex tape, which was stolen in 1995 and later released.

Anderson also claimed she never watched the home video.


Pamela Anderson in a pink dress and Tommy Lee in a white tank top
Anderson and Tommy Lee married in 1995 and divorced three years later.
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“I remember seeing this ‘Pam & Tommy’ thing on Hulu, or an ad for it, and I was like, ‘What the hell is that?'”

“Nobody called me, nobody asked me. I’m still alive!” she exclaimed.

Stern asked Anderson if she had ever reached out to a “very reasonable” Seth Rogen, who was a star and executive producer on the show, or any other producer to express her dismay. She admitted she never did. The Post has reached out to a representative for Rogen for comment.


Anderson claimed she gained 25 pounds while writing her book.
Anderson claimed she gained 25 pounds while writing her book.
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“I just felt a little overwhelmed by that one,” she confessed.

“I don’t think they really portrayed Tommy or me in a positive way. I don’t know, I only heard that it was kind of a very superficial representation of us, of that time.

“I don’t know why they – I mean, I wish they’d called,” she added.


Her Netflix documentary "Pamela, A Love Story," is also out January 31.
Her Netflix documentary, “Pamela, A Love Story,” also drops Jan. 31.
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But even if someone would have called, Anderson doubts that she would have agreed to participate in rehashing the “subject” of the sex tape.

She will, however, return to this groundbreaking internet video in her own Netflix documentary, “Pamela, A Love Story,” streaming January 31.

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