Carrie Fisher, 50 Lbs. Lighter, Ready for Her Princess Leia Bikini

08/24/2011 AT 10:05 AM EDT

For Carrie Fisher, less is more.

She's lost 50 lbs. in the past nine months – and is ready for her bikini, or, in her case, her Princess Leia metal two-piece.

The self-effacing author-actress and Jenny Craig spokesperson, 54, coyly unveiled her latest self on Wednesday's Today show, accepting a hug from host Ann Curry, who proclaimed Fisher "beeeeeeeeauuuuuutiful."

"If I knew I don't want to know, because then I'd have to go get it," Fisher said when asked where was the rest of her.

Before the weight loss, she said, "I couldn't leave the house [to go shopping], because they didn't have sizes [large enough]. I exhausted the alphabet on bra sizes." She also admitted she could no longer look at herself in the mirror.

Now, Fisher is proud to be able to buy clothes she hadn't imagined wearing before, though being over age 50 she'll shun going sleeveless.

Of the Jenny Craig weight-loss plan, Fisher admitted she's addicted to the cereal, because "it tastes like contraband," which appeals to her. Fisher also credited her consultant, who allowed the actress "to complain ... stamp my fat foot and say I didn't want to do it."
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