5 Times Young Pamela Anderson Was America’s Sweetheart
Let’s rewind to the days when Pamela Anderson was the ultimate girl-next-door (and obviously, every teenage boy’s wet dream). Well before her Tommy Lee era, she was nothing short of America’s sweetheart, earning notoriety for her cover of Playboy in 1989 and for her role as C.J. Parker in Baywatch in 1992. Below are a handful of long-lost photos of sweet Pamela on her rise to global sex symbol that we couldn’t let fall to the wayside.
When She Was Labatt’s Blue Zone GirlIn 1989, a twenty-one year old (and surprisingly brunette) Anderson attended a football game in Vancouver and was featured on the jumbotron sporting a Labatt’s T-shirt. Soon after, the beer company hired baby Pam to be their spokesmodel—dubbed “The Blue Zone Girl.” Although Labatt’s is technically a Canadian beer, we still count it in her rise to America’s sweetheart status.
When She Was a Suzuki ModelIn 1991, Pamela Anderson posed for a series of images atop a Suzuki bike for a calendar titled “Fast Dates”, a self-proclaimed race bike and pinup model calendar. The calendar series featured a tan Pamela with teased hair in various iterations of bathing suits and lingerie, capturing the true essence of the ’90s in the most glorious way possible.
When She Played Tennis For Make-A-WishIn 1992, Pam played tennis for the Make-A-Wish foundation at the 8th Annual Celebrity Tennis Classic. No surprise, she looked dreamy as hell alongside Baywatch co-star David Charvet. Her all-white tennis getup was a strong look and better yet, for a good cause.
When She Played BaseballA fresh-faced Pam was photographed above at a Hollywood All-Stars Charity Baseball game at Dodger’s stadium in 1992—and it’d be a hard one to prove that anyone has ever looked as good in Dodger’s apparel. There’s nothing more American than baseball but there’s really nothing more American than Pamela Anderson playing baseball in a Dodger’s uniform.
When She Wore a Reebok JumpsuitPamela was photographed above at the 1993 Hollywood Stars Celebrity Baseball Game looking fit in a skintight Reebok one-piece. Clearly Anderson is a fan of sports, but we’re more so inspired by her sportswear of choice. The late ’80s and early ’90s were huge for Reebok after their introduction of sports clothing and accessories and Pam didn’t miss a beat.
Images via Daily Star UK, topspeed.com, MTV, Sports Illustrated, and si.com
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