Meet the woman filling Pamela Anderson’s Baywatch swimsuit

Kelly Rohrbach will be running in slow-motion with The Rock.

Kelly Rohrbach will take on Pamela Anderson's role in the Baywatch movie
The new Pammie Kelly Rohrbach will take on Pamela Anderson's iconic CJ Parker role in the Baywatch movie. Image Picture Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for TRESemme

With a comedy makeover and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Zac Efron heading up the cast, the forthcoming Baywatch: The Movie has some A-list star power. But the biggest question on everyone’s lips – who’s filling Pamela Anderson’s CJ Parker swimsuit? – has finally been answered.

Step forward Kelly Rohrbach, a 25-year-old Sports Illustrated model and ex of Leonardo DiCaprio who’s primed for a big movie breakthrough when the film is released in 2017.

Johnson broke the news of Rohrbach’s casting with a series of funny clips on his Instagram . Highlights include an expert demonstration on running in slow-motion a la Pammie and The Rock not realising his own strength.

But just who is Kelly Rohrbach – and is she worthy of being dubbed the new Pamela Anderson?

The answer is an emphatic yes. She’s multi-talented and whip-smart, having graduated from Georgetown University on an athletic scholarship. Her speciality? Golf, as demonstrated by this impressive swing on her Instagram.

“I love the outdoors and it’s a really good way for me to spend time with my Dad. It’s a patient sport, it’s a long game. People say, ‘Life is like a game of golf’ and it’s so true,” she told Latin Times.

Kelly Rohrback will be starring in the Pamela Anderson CJ Parker role in the Baywatch movie
Hear her Rohr The Sports Illustrated model is ready for her close-up. Image Picture John Sciulli/Getty Images for FORWARD by Elyse Walker

Despite her prowess on the green, Kelly moved into acting post-university and hasn’t looked back.

She juggled guest roles on Two And A Half Men and Rizzoli & Isles with modelling work and was last year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue rookie of the year.

Rohrbach dated Leonardo DiCaprio since last summer, but the pair have reportedly called it quits this week due to their workload – DiCaprio wrestling with violent bears and chasing that elusive Oscar for The Revenant, Rohrbach kickstarting her career with a part in Woody Allen’s next film as well as Baywatch.

Of her own personal style, Kelly has said she’s the result of “If sporty and flirty had a sexy baby”. Is there any better combo when it comes to being the new Pamela Anderson?

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Loaded digital media manager Simon Reynolds has written about film and entertainment for various leading websites since 2008. Follow Simon at @simonreyn

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