09/06/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Sherri Shepherd's Bathing Suit Reveal! (VIDEO)

Thursday was a big day for Sherri Shepherd of "The View": the culmination of her months-long quest to get into shape for the summer and show off her bathing suit body on TV.

Sherri's come a long way from when she first vowed that "by the end of this season [she would] get into a bathing suit live on 'The View,'" undergoing a program that included dieting, exercise and, last week, an on-air bikini wax.

However, today's reveal did not disappoint. With her co-hosts, nutritionist, trainer, endocrinologist and stylist on hand, she emerged from backstage wearing a black-and-pink one-piece.

As a reward for her success, her co-hosts presented her with a tray full of ribs and other treats she was forbidden to eat as part of her effort to slim down.

Watch the video: