Tuesday 27 September 2016

Meet the new CJ Parker: Model Kelly Rohrbach dons the iconic red swimsuit during Baywatch filming

Published 06/03/2016 | 11:35

Kelly Rohrbach and The Rock on the set of the Baywatch movie. Picture: Instagram
Kelly Rohrbach and The Rock on the set of the Baywatch movie. Picture: Instagram
Model Kelly Rohrbach attends the W Magazine celebration of the 'Best Performances' Portfolio and The Golden Globes with Audi and Dom Perignon at Chateau Marmont on January 7, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for W Magazine)
Kelly Rohrbach dons the famous red swimsuit in the Instagram video with Dwayne Johnson
Sports Illustrated model Kelly Rohrbach filming Baywatch in Miami Beach. Picture: Splash News

Kelly Rohrbach is showing off the credentials that landed her the part of CJ Parker in the upcoming Baywatch movie.

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It's a role thousands of aspiring models turned actresses would kill for and a part even Irish model Nadia Forde said she was in the running for, but with the latest pictures on set, it's clear there was only ever one right choice for the role.

26-year-old Kelly, who previously dated Leonardo DiCaprio and is a regular in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, looked at ease on set for her first major film role. The iconic red swimsuit, made famous by Pamela Anderson and Yasmine Bleeth in the '90s, still features the same high cut and plunging neck, but now features a zip down the front.

It seems like she was a natural choice for the role, having previously said her favourite form of exercise is "Running outside." Asked by Harper's Bazaar about her fitness regime, she said: "I hate the gym, so anything outdoors. Run, hike, whatever, walk the beach. I used to live in L.A. so, I was always outdoors.  I'm have a little trouble here, I haven't worked out in a month. It's so hard in New York!"

Sports Illustrated model Kelly Rohrbach filming Baywatch in Miami Beach. Picture: Splash News
Sports Illustrated model Kelly Rohrbach filming Baywatch in Miami Beach. Picture: Splash News

She joins High School Musical star Zac Efron and Alexandra Daddario on the film, which is directed by Horrible Bosses director Seth Gordon. It will be released in 2017, and follows the story of two lifeguards vying for the same job.

The Baywatch movie is set for release in 2017.

Model Kelly Rohrbach attends the W Magazine celebration of the 'Best Performances' Portfolio and The Golden Globes with Audi and Dom Perignon at Chateau Marmont on January 7, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for W Magazine)
Model Kelly Rohrbach attends the W Magazine celebration of the 'Best Performances' Portfolio and The Golden Globes with Audi and Dom Perignon at Chateau Marmont on January 7, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for W Magazine)

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