You could say it's the perfect role for a model who spends most of her time in a swimsuit anyway.
Entertainment Weekly reported Monday that 25-year-old Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kelly Rohrbach will take on Pamela Anderson's legendary role as CJ Parker in the upcoming Baywatch movie.
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, who will appear in the reboot, broke the news in a hilarious Instagram video with Rohrbach on Monday:
“Yes, she’s a walking smoke stack but more importantly… she’s smart, tough and funny. Just the way we like ‘em,” Johnson wrote on in the caption for the Instagram video. “Get ready world, we can’t wait to bring you our generation’s #BAYWATCH! You’ll have fun.”
The announcement may be a bit bittersweet for Rohrbach — the video came on the same day news broke that she and actor Leonardo DiCaprio had reportedly split — but at least there's a silver lining: based on a quick look at her sizzling Instagram account, it's unlikely this blonde starlet will be off the market for too long.
And besides, it already looks like she has the trademark Baywatch slow motion run down pat: