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Then: Pamela Anderson
Blonde bombshell Pamela Anderson was offered the role of sexy lifeguard C.J. Parker in 1992 and the rest is history. Anderson, who was just 25 at the time, was immediately attracted to the opportunity due to the "new age thinking" she shared with her character. "Baywatch was a great show. It was completely mindless. You could turn it on in any language and still be entertained. You could turn it on halfway through an episode and still enjoy it," she told Esquire.
Now: Kate Upton
Show-stopping curves, bleach-blonde hair, amazing bikini body, and major charisma to boot? Kate Upton would be small screen magic cast as C.J. Parker today!
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