Baywatch star and activist Pamela Anderson has caused quite the stir since touching down in Australia on Monday, and it’s not just her feud with Prime Minister Scott Morrison that has people talking.
The 52-year-old made serious waves on the Gold Coast while shooting an ad for roadside assistance company Ultra Tune yesterday, and it’s not hard to see why.
Clad in a sun-smart wetsuit, unzipped to create a plunging neckline, the mum-of-two wowed fans with her trademark pout and fit figure.
A true win for Baywatch nostalgia, the actress looked every inch C.J. Parker more than 20 years after her final appearance as the series favourite, posing in the skin-tight ensemble and grinning at the cameras as she geared up for shooting.
In another shot, the star smouldered with a fierce stare as she put her modelling chops to work on the iconic beach location.
Later Pamela hid behind a pair of sunglasses as she gripped a surfboard under her arm with apparent ease,. She seemed in high spirits as she joked and laughd with crew members.
The beachside shoot would have been a welcome moment of levity for the activist, who intended to use her trip Down Under to confront Prime Minister Scott Morrison over the treatment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and settle a score with him over a controversial feud between the two last year.
A politically motivated trip?
Though she intended to deliver a speech to the parliament, Pamela had to cancel the plan due to scheduling conflicts.
The transcript of the intended speech was obtained by journalists at The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, however.
Last year Scott Morrison was slammed by the star over what she described as ‘smutty’ and ‘unnecessary’ comments he made in response to her plea for intervention in Assange’s case in an appearance on 60 Minutes.
“I've had plenty of mates who have asked me if they can be my special envoy to sort the issue out with Pamela Anderson,” he joked in response when asked about it on air, after initially laughing at the actress’s appeal.
The star slammed the Prime Minister over his response in a statement.
“You trivialised and laughed about the suffering of an Australian and his family. You followed it with smutty, unnecessary comments about a woman voicing her political opinion,” she said at the time.
This year the actress challenged the politician to a debate, insisting she would continue to petition him to intervene in Assange’s case.
“Mr Morrison made a series of personally, disparaging remarks about me and I'd like to challenge him to debate this matter in front of the Australian people,” she said in a statement.
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