But Demi Harman has certainly found her body confidence now.
The brunette beauty, 20, showed off her healthy curves as she hit Bondi Beach last week.
Jumping up and down over the waves, the TV starlet held up her bikini top in an effort to avoid any wardrobe malfunctions.
As always, Demi vamped up her appearance with an application of her signature red lipstick and shielded her eyes with some tortoiseshell rimmed sunglasses.
Demi, who plays vixen Sasha Bezmel on the long running Australian soap, told New Idea in this week's edition that she used to be shy about her figure.
'I used to be really self-conscious about my body,' she told the magazine. 'Especially when you're on a show such as Home And Away and spend half your time in swimwear.'
The Australian starlet says she's now proud of her curves, and at a size eight to 10 proves to an industry obsessed with super skinny, that healthy looks better.
‘There is something powerful about eating, being able to eat and being able to enjoy things like exercise and your body,’ she recently told the Daily Telegraph.
She went on to say: ‘Having a job on television comes with a lot of unspoken expectations.
‘You have to develop a healthy attitude about it, people will say you have to be this way or that ... but beauty comes from within and beauty has to do with how much you care about your body as opposed to how it looks.’
Last month, she and Home And Away co-star Johnny Ruffo flaunted their figures while starring in an Australia Day themed photo shoot.
The young pair splashed and goofed about in the water at Watsons Bay.
Playful by nature, the 25-year-old singer and actor was seen laughing and smiling alongside his gorgeous co-star.
Meanwhile, the young actress one again stunned in a modest white and navy stripped two-piece.