Hayley Hasselhoff is honored to be featured on Playboy Germany’s cover, but she is even more honored after the great response she received from her fans!
The 28-year-old daughter of David Hasselhoff proudly preached body positivity when she shared the European magazine’s cover shot on Wednesday, April 14. “I am deeply humbled and honoured to be the first ever curve model on a European cover of PLAYBOY,” she wrote alongside the sultry shot. Hayley has been a body positivity advocate for years and has been featured in several modeling campaigns, but she admitted that this one is really special.
The cover photo featured Hayley in a bright red robe and a matching lip as she pressed her exposed body against a mirror. The model’s manicure also matched the red hot theme.
“I am overcome with emotion around what this cover signifies for inclusivity and its greater purpose towards female empowerment,” Hasselhoff captioned the cover shot. “I wanted to use this platform to express that you have the power to love your body without hesitation because of societies’ standards of beauty.”
Hayley continued her caption and was very candid about her past struggles. “My relationship with my body has always stemmed from my relationship with my mental wellbeing.” She continued, “I hope to inspire women to face their fears of the unknown and to lead a life of purpose in which your body does not define you.”
“If there is one thing I would tell my younger self it would be that you are worthy just as you are. Now, more than ever, we should be grounded in the exploration of self and feel encouraged to celebrate ourselves in ways that feel most authentic. I can only hope this cover will allow women to know that they are loved, valued and desired just as they are – right here, right now.”
After her incredible cover debut, she stayed up super late to thank her fans for the overwhelmingly positive response to her photos and her body-positive message.
“Thank you so much for all your outpouring of love and support and this bigger movement of body positivity,” she said via her IG story. “I’m so excited to continue the conversation, so excited to be leading it… thank you, guys.”