'Baywatch' Star Kelly Rohrbach Describes Her Type, Says 'Humor Is the Sexiest Thing'
By Desiree Murphy
Photo: James Macari
Kelly Rohrbach is sizzling hot!
Rocking voluminous curls and a high-cut white swimsuit with a plunging neckline, the Baywatch star looks bronzed, beautiful and sexy on the cover of Cosmopolitan's June issue. In her accompanying interview with the magazine, she gets candid about slipping into the film reboot's iconic red one-piece, making changes to her character, C.J. Parker (originally played by Pamela Anderson), and what she looks for in a guy.
"Originally, my romantic interest [in the new Baywatch], played by Jon Bass, is a Jonah Hill type," Rohrbach, 27, explains. "It was written that he had a big crush on [C.J.] and she's kind of a b**ch to him."
"I kept thinking, I would love this guy," she continues. "I would hook up with him. He's the funniest character, and to me, humor is the sexiest thing."
The 1989 TV version of Baywatch depicted C.J. (Anderson) as a busty, hot blonde with an impeccable figure. Aside from her good looks, she was determined, brave and dedicated, making her one of the most popular lifeguards on the series.
But when Rohrbach first signed on to play the role of C.J. in the revival, which also stars Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron, she asked director Seth Gordon to rewrite C.J.'s character description.
"I wasn't interested in playing the hot-girl role," she says. "I didn't want her to be an object but rather a dynamic, real person."
That being said, Rohrbach and fellow Baywatch ladies Alexandra Daddario and Ilfenesh Hadera will still be rocking those signature red swimsuits -- it just wouldn't be the same without them! They, too, have gotten an upgrade.
"It's scuba material, which is awesome because it's literally like wearing Spanx that suck you right in," she explains. "I was like, cheeseburgers, no problem. Just zip that thing up and it's like it never happened."
And whenever she needs a little extra motivation, she turns to her family, who's always kept her grounded.
"I was 5' 9" when I was 12," Rohrbach shares. "My siblings would tease me and call me big friendly or freaky giant, and later, when I was approached about modeling, they would joke, 'The BFG is gonna be a model? That clunky thing?' They know how to keep me in check all right."