David Hasselhoff's daughter is a plus-size lingerie model with a body positive message
The body positivity movement has really taken hold in the last few years. In most instances, societal conceptions of what is considered "attractive" are practically unachievable, and such ideals have dominated mainstream media for far too long. It's certainly about time that we see some diversity on our screens, and plus-sized models are almost wholly responsible for showcasing these alternative forms of beauty. One such advocate of body positivity is Hayley Hasselhoff, daughter of David Hasselhoff - the former Baywatch star.
The 25-year old has been a plus-size model since she was 14 years old, and she recently shot a cover for SLiNK Magazine which seriously showcased her curves. Hasselhoff posed in satin lingerie during a shoot that took place at The Westbridge Hotel in London. Speaking about the opportunity, she said: "There’s an importance to having a magazine that sole purpose is centered around body confidence, fashion and curve".
"Having our cover shoot be in lingerie was a very empowering moment for myself," she added.
During the shoot, the 5ft 7in model had her blonde hair pulled back, and sported dramatic makeup with heavily lined eyes and soft, pink lips. She was shot by Roberto Aguilar in a suite in the luxury hotel.
Hasselhoff, who is signed to Ford models stated, "I am so excited to present my cover with SLiNK Magazine. I’ve worked with the magazine on multiple projects in the past and hold them in such a dear place in my heart. We as women need to love our bodies for all that they give us not only what they show"
The model also had sage words for wisdom for women who have struggled with maintaining a sense of body positivity. Asserting that the shoot was a real confidence booster, she said: "I was empowered to wear lingerie and love all of my body's flaws in that moment."
However, she also added that despite appearing so confident, she too struggles with feelings of insecurity from time to time.
"We all have moments of doubt in our body but we must rise above and love our bodies for all that they are. It is important for me to live a life where I appreciate and love my curves. What a better way to do so than to celebrate the natural beauty of my curves by shooting in lingerie. My choice [is] to be happy in the body I have today. It’s so important that we love and nourish our thoughts about ourselves. You have to love who you are today to get to where you want to be tomorrow."
Speaking to The Telegraph last year, the model opened up about how she was bullied for her weight whilst at school. "I was picked on a lot as a child," she confessed. "I was always aware I never looked the same as other girls. I had boobs before anyone else and wore a bra from the age of nine. I found it all very uncomfortable."
Hasselhoff's passion for the fashion industry has extended beyond modelling. She has created her own line for Elvi, the UK's leading plus size fashion retailer, as well as fronted campaigns for Yours Clothing and retail giant, Evans.