Hayley Hasselhoff is officially the first curvy model to appear on the cover of Playboy Germany.
The 28-year-old took to Instagram on Wednesday where she shared several searing snaps from her broadcast, which were taken by acclaimed German photographer Ellen von Unwerth.
“I am deeply honored and honored to be the very first curvy model on a European cover of PLAYBOY @playboygermany,” the model wrote. “I am overwhelmed with emotion around what this coverage means for inclusiveness and its larger goal towards empowering women.
“I wanted to use this platform to express that you have the power to love your body without hesitation due to the beauty standards of societies,” said David Hasselhoff’s daughter and ex-wife Pamela Bach. “With @ellenvonunwerth’s iconic feminine gaze and cinematic love to present a woman with her true self, we have chosen to celebrate my body by filming in this artful way.”
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For her blanket, the model wore nothing more than a red silk dressing gown. She said the glamorous snap was about celebrating her body and encouraging other women to kiss theirs.
“My relationship with my body has always stemmed from my relationship with my mental well-being,” Hasselhoff explained. “With May being Mental Health Awareness Month, I feel empowered to wake up and know that I can live on my own without any excuse. I hope to inspire women to face their fears of the unknown and lead a life of purpose in which the body does not define you. “
“If there is one thing I would say to my young self, it would be that you are worthy the way you are,” she continued. “Now, more than ever, we should be grounded in exploring ourselves and feeling encouraged to celebrate ourselves in the most authentic way. I only hope that this blanket will let women know that they are loved, appreciated and wanted just as they are – here, now. “
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“Thanks to the wonderful playboy Germany team @fboitin @ kathrin.stadler.1 for going above and beyond and making me feel most included in the creativity behind this shoot,” Hasselhoff concluded. “You made me feel like I could take possession of myself.”
Hasselhoff also revealed several photos and videos from the photoshoot that involved her rocking lace black lingerie.
Hasselhoff was first spotted as a model at 14 by Ford. While focusing on acting, she revisited modeling in 2014 and has continued ever since.
In 2015, Hasselhoff told Fox News that there was a growing movement in the fashion industry to embrace more shapes and sizes.
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“As with everything that society doesn’t really understand, it’s tricky,” she explained at the time. “In the modeling world, the plus size usually starts at a size 8 and goes up to a size 18. In society, you would think the plus size would be 14 to 24, and rightly so, because that This is what you were taught to believe. The plus size modeling industry is still part of the fashion industry and it’s still a ruthless industry. It’s an industry that has been around for years. C it’s just an industry that hasn’t received so much coverage. “
“But if you look at Cosmopolitan in Australia, they’ve been using plus size girls on a regular basis in their editorials since 2000 without calling them ‘plus size’,” she continued. “Vogue Italia also offers plus size models. [are] so many outlets that have already adopted the plus size models and I think America is slowly being introduced there. Fortunately, it is happening, and it becomes this beautiful movement that I am proud to be a part of. I think plus size modeling is trying to find its niche in the market, which makes it such an exciting time. “
As for his father, Hasselhoff said that the “Baywatch” and “Knight Rider” icon has always been supportive.
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“He loves it,” Hasselhoff said. “I started when I was 14, so my dad drove me to work when I was a kid. He’s so, so proud of me, and it’s the greatest gift of all for me, to hear that my parents are proud of me. “
“He’s in the entertainment business, but people tend to forget he’s my dad first and foremost,” the model explained. “I have a wonderful and supportive family. The only time this company stood out for us as a family was that I got to see his passion when it came to his job at a very young age and how hard he worked. I am so grateful for this. That’s what I take away the most from being the child of someone in the spotlight. He always encouraged me to follow my dreams. “
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