David Hasselhoff’s Tips On How To Be More Like Him

The Hoff—Knight Rider himself!—shares tips for gaining worldwide fame.

Listen to Strangers

“Way back, a girl named Nicki from Austria won a meet-and-greet contest with me. She said, ‘Do you know your record is number one in my country?’ I immediately or­ganizeda trip overseas.”

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Harness the Power of Bikinis

“Do a TV show with lots of sun and scantily clad girls. The weather is so bad in Europe, they’ll love it.” 

Pick a Winner

“The one word that everyone in the world knows is freedom, so write a song about it. People in the U.S. have made such a joke of my appearance at the Berlin Wall, but it was like Woodstock over there.” 

Do Something Stupid

“At one point in your life, make a personal tape that should never get out so people can look at it 25 million times on YouTube—and still love you.” 

Be Blessed With a Ridiculous Name

“I’m lucky to have a funny name like Hasselhoff, because then you can say things like Hoff-tastic, Hoff-stuff, face-Hoff, and Hoffy-birthday. And get one you can make a catchphrase out of, because everyone knows you don’t hassle the Hoff!”