Kelly Rohrbach has been chosen to take on Pamela Anderson’s role in the new “Baywatch” reboot.
Dwayne Johnson is replacing David Hasselhoff as Mitch Buchannon, and he announced on Instagram Monday that the 25-year-old Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model had been chosen to play C.J. Parker.
“A pleasure welcoming @kellyrohrbach to our #BAYWATCH family for the iconic role of ‘CJ Parker’,” he captioned the photo. “Yes, she’s a walking smoke stack but more importantly, she’s smart, tough and funny. Just the way we like ‘em.” (VIDEO: Let A Hot Swimsuit Model Teach You How To Master Your Golf Swing)
A pleasure welcoming @kellyrohrbach to our #BAYWATCH family for the iconic role of “CJ Parker”. Yes, she’s a walking smoke stack but more importantly… she’s smart, tough and funny. Just the way we like ’em. Get ready world, we can’t wait to bring you our generation’s #BAYWATCH! You’ll have fun… 👊🏾🔥💯👙🍆 (last emoji somewhat inappropriate).
He even posted a video of her running in slow motion to prove why she got the role.
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Rohrbach, a blonde from Connecticut who was on the golf team at Georgetown, was largely unknown until she became SI’s “Rookie of the Year” in 2015. (PHOTOS: Leonardo DiCaprio Dating The Sports Illustrated Swim ‘Rookie Of The Year’)
She’s got a big swimsuit to fill.