Twenty-two year old Hayley Hasselhoff has a long history in the spotlight. Not only has the American actress and reality TV star appeared on shows such as Baywatch, Huge, The Hasselhoffs and Pair of Kings she is also an inspiring fashion model. However, although Hayley currently enjoys the success of her model life (she is signed with Wilhelmina Models, has been named the ambassador for Pulp Fashion Week in Paris and has walked in shows at 2014 British Plus Size Fashion Week as well as Berlin Fashion Week) she admits to have never aspired to a life in the fashion lane. The media has always been a haven for Hasselhoff who says, “I always knew I was going to get in entertainment because I would let out my emotions through creativity.” Since she has started modelling she has felt blessed, “there is such a beauty and an art to [modelling].”
As a plus sized model, Hayley feels as though her duty is not just to take pretty pictures, but also be a role model to women. Hayley prides herself on being a voice in the body activist world. Along her journey, Hasselhoff has also been inspired by many other models who have broken barriers in the plus-size fashion world. “Robyn Lawley and Candice Huffine are very admirable models who I have been introduced to.” says Hasselhoff.
While Hayley loves the platform for change her work as a plus-size model has provided her with, she loves all aspects of the modelling world. Photo shoots are where Hayley becomes alive “the beauty in the creative collaboration takes place at a photo shoot. Everyone on the day, both behind the scenes and in front of the camera, is working toward creating a piece of art. I love that I get to be a part of it.” Hayley is certainly an amazing part of all the photo shoots she works on.
Hayley is already a very accomplished young women, however she continues to strive to reach more of her goals every day. What else is one Hayley’s list of future career goals besides strutting her stuff at international fashion weeks, being the face of brands and working as an ambassador? Let’s let Hayley do the talking: “I want to have my own fashion line, become the face of a high-end designer brand, be on the cover of Vogue, get the opportunity to break into films and get back into the television market, share my music with the world and give back to the world by raising awareness and creating my own charity.” Sounds like an amazing list. Good luck, girl!
Dying to learn more about Hayley Hasselhoff? Keep reading for her exclusive interview with F&B Inc…
F&B Inc: Who are some of your favourite designers?
Hayley Hasselhoff: My favorite designers tend to change with seasons and travel. I travel often and love to explore everything from the new local designers to the area’s high-end designers. So my favorites are ever-changing. Most recently, I just got back from Germany and was introduced to German designer Marc Cain. A few designers I feel like are my go-to are 3.1 Phillip Lim, Prada, Vince, and Topshop.
Hayley Hasselhoff: Rankin.
F&B Inc: What are your tips for taking great selfies?
Hayley Hasselhoff: Find an angle that flatters your figure.
F&B Inc: What are your tips for girls who want to work in the modeling industry?
Hayley Hasselhoff: Go to a casting call at your dream modeling agency; you never know what will happen. Even if it doesn’t go the way you wanted, it will bring you one step closer to where you are suppose to be in your career path. Always have a strong work ethic for yourself and believe in the power of it.
What is your favourite TV show?
At the moment I really enjoy Scandal. Shonda Rhimes is a complete genius.
F&B Inc: What is your favourite thing to eat for lunch?
Hayley Hasselhoff: Kale & Quinoa salad.
F&B Inc: What social media platform do you love best?
Hayley Hasselhoff: Instagram. <3 (Be sure to follow Hayley on Instagram @hhasselhoff)
F&B Inc: Where is one place you have never been to, but would love to go to?
Hayley Hasselhoff: Asia & India.
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