The more of her images we see, the more certain we are that Miss Hasselhoff would richly deserve to succeed as a plus-size model, even if she didn't
have the advantage of a celebrity name. The quality of her work in front of the camera speaks for itself.
Not only are her Torrid images wonderful, but whenever she appears on the red carpet, her photogenic qualities and posing abilities are vividly apparent.
Here, for example, in a series of pictures from earlier this month, we see her accompanying her father to a VH1 event. One again, she adopts that oh-so-effective supermodel pout:
If her wardrobe styling at the Click premiere stole the show, then here it is her princess-like hairstyle which catches the eye. This is a texbook example of an ideal hair arrangement for a Classical beauty. The wisps of hair falling over one eye constitute a seductive contemporary touch, while the long, loosely-bound curls cascading down the shoulders exemplify feminine allure from a bygone century. Those heavy, wavy tresses represent exactly the sort of hairstyle that a celebrated coquette in another time would have worn, to increase her allure tenfold.
And Miss Hasselhoff clearly knows just how to make the most of her look. In this image--the best in this series--we see her casually playing with her tresses, with a captivatingly self-assured, slightly bored look in her eyes. She creates the persona of a great heiress here, a princess of the realm (very much in keeping with her regally feminine hairstyle).
But perhaps what makes Hayley most unique is her sweet, Old World charm, which is all but absent in the modern media (and virtually unheard of, in the harsh environment of Hollywood). The following pair of images show the model exchanging a touching moment of intimacy with her father, testifying to an admirably close relationship between the two:
In both looks and character, then, Miss Hasselhoff is a refreshing antidote to crass celebrity culture, as someone who possesses far more beauty than any of the dime-a-dozen, headline-grabbing tanorexics, yet who is just as adept as they are at creating dramatic looks and expressions for the paparazzi, but who also possesses a rare wholesome quality as well--not to mention a Classically curvaceous figure.
And in the coarse, modern world in which we live, someone who possesses those qualities--genuinely feminine curves, timeless beauty, and camera-ready modelling prowess--is the rarest and most unique talent of all. If Hayley does become a plus-size model, and rejects media pressure to diminish herself, she could be a great boon to size celebration, and to the culture as a whole.
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