You may remember Yasmine Bleeth and her red bathing suit from the popular TV series Baywatch, but since her time starring as a bronzed beauty she has struggled with drug addiction and made the choice to stay out of the limelight — until last week.
Bleeth was photographed on the Venice beach boardwalk on New Year’s Day and she looks nothing like her former self (which is not surprising since she is more than a decade older). This time around, her beach attire was not a skimpy red swimsuit but rather a baggy black sweater and some horribly unflattering dip-dyed pants.
The internet has been whipped into a frenzy after seeing Bleeth’s transformation, and she’s been trending everywhere, but we don’t get why (and many fans agree with us).
Sure, she made all the boys swoon with her red-hot body when she starred in the popular series as brunette bombshell Caroline Holden, but she’s now 46 years old and you can’t exactly expect her to look like her youthful self.
Bleeth’s last Hollywood role was in the 2003 TV movie Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding, and after checking in to Promises rehab and later getting arrested for a DUI in 2001, she’s been off the radar for quite some time. So, how is the news of her resurfacing on a beach years later now trending No. 1 on Facebook — is there nothing more interesting or important happening in the world?
Here are some of the things that fans have been saying since Bleeth was snapped on the Venice beach boardwalk.
— #voice (@mituvoice) January 7, 2015
A rare Yasmine Bleeth appearance being #1 and #CharlieHebdo news being #6 tells me all I need to know about Facebook’s “trending news”
— Tom Biro (@tombiro) January 7, 2015
— Natalia Buia (@itsbooyeah) January 7, 2015
"A time-ravaged Yasmine Bleeth shows herself in public" is trending above the Paris shooting on Facebook, because priorities
— Samantha Vincenty (@Shermanther) January 7, 2015
Yasmine Bleeth is trending on Facebook, which says all you need to know about Facebook. https://t.co/zK5LsDx2nN
— Wesley Robinson (@SirWesleyThe1st) January 7, 2015
This Yasmine Bleeth sighting is being treated like a Sasquatch sighting. My apologies to the Sasquatch for the comparison. #TMZLive
— 4ConcussionsLater (@jhuntercomedy) January 7, 2015
OK, trending news is that Yasmine Bleeth was spotted on Venice Beach… wth. OK, about to take my timeout from FB shortly.. ugh.
— davidrobertsonx (@davidrobertsonx) January 7, 2015
— Lisa Wilton (@LisaAnnWilton) January 7, 2015
Baywatch star Yasmine Bleeth was seen in Venice, CA in a rare public appearance. This of course means six more weeks of shirtless Hasselhoff
— Zane Golia Fan Account (@JohnBilancini) January 7, 2015
Re: My last tweet… Yasmine Bleeth is not a woodland creature and she shouldn't be documented as one.
— Andy Swift (@AndySwift) January 7, 2015