Plus-Sized Nikki Blonsky: I’m “Confident” in a Swimsuit

 ABC Family

Nikki Blonsky isn't afraid to show a little skin!

The 21-year-old Hairspray star flaunts her curvy bathing suit body in a billboard campaign for her new show, Huge, which premieres Monday night at 9 PM ET on ABC Family.

"I'm just comfortable and confident in my body. I could care less that the world is seeing me in a bathing suit right now," Blonsky told at the Toy Story 3 premiere in Hollywood last week. "I think they finally know what I look like in a bathing suit, if they were wondering."

Blonsky joins Hayley Hasselhoff in the new series about a group of teens struggling to gain acceptance and shed pounds while at fat camp.

"I play a character called Willhelmina. She's awesome, she's totally against the grain," Blonsky tells Us. "She doesn't want to lose weight. She thinks fitness camp is stupid and that's why I love her, because she doesn't want to do anything that the camp wants her to do."

And like her character, the actress admits that she's proud of her full-figured shape.

"I feel awesome," Blonsky tells Us. "I think there's nothing better than just showing by confidence and showing that I love my body. Why not share it with L.A., New York, everywhere?"

Sign up now for the Us Weekly newsletter to get breaking celebrity news, hot pics and more delivered straight to your inbox!

Want stories like these delivered straight to your phone? Download the Us Weekly iPhone app now!

Close popup

Welcome to In Motion

Bring photos to life with Us Weekly's exciting new mobile experience!

What's In Motion? Tell me more

How to Use In Motion

What's In Motion? Tell me more