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?