Hayley Hasselhoff Playboy

David Hasselhoff’s daughter Hayley Hasselhoff. Image: BANG Showbiz

The Hoff ‘super supportive’ of daughter Hayley’s Playboy cover

Hayley Hasselhoff says her father was ‘super supportive’ of her Playboy Germany cover.

Hayley Hasselhoff Playboy

David Hasselhoff’s daughter Hayley Hasselhoff. Image: BANG Showbiz

The 28-year-old actress and plus-size model revealed her mother, Pamela Bach, and Baywatch star father both got behind her decision to pose for the iconic publication.

Appearing on The Doctors this week, Hayley, who is known for her role as Amber in the ABC Family original series Huge, said:

“They were super supportive. I think they were just so proud of me, just seeing that it’s really a great step forward for body positivity and being able to speak openly about that beauty comes in all different shapes and sizes.”

David Hasselhoff and Hayley Hasselhoff attend the GYM Capsule Collection at Marina Rinaldi Boutique on 8 July 2019 in New York City. Image: Astrid Stawiarz/ Getty Images for Max Mara/ AFP

Hayley Hasselhoff’s battle with depression

Hayley also opened up on her long battle with depression, and how she struggled with people insulting her “because of [her] size”.

She added: “I have struggled with social anxiety, I have struggled with depression, I have struggled with panic attacks … I definitely think that I was challenged with people who called me names because of my size, were identifying me because of my size.”

First curve model on European edition of Playboy

Hayley previously admitted she had “a moment of apprehensiveness” before agreeing to be the first curve model to appear on the cover of the European edition of Playboy.

She recently said: “There was a moment of apprehensiveness. I wanted to make sure it was with the right people and it was the right time and the right message.

Championing body positivity

“Then, when we came to understand that I’d be their first ‘curve model’, it really was a no-brainer because I’d been championing for body positivity for such a long time.

“To welcome all different shapes and sizes, and to know that you’re desired and loved and wanted, was a beautiful way for me to jump into this wholeheartedly.”

‘I’m fine! I’m in lingerie!’

She felt totally relaxed during the shoot, with on site trying to create a comfortable environment.

She added: “I was in my lingerie but completely covered.

“They were shielding me to get from the hallway to the set-up and I was like, ‘I’m fine! I’m in lingerie! This is nothing! This is my job!'”