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David Hasselhoff must be quite the proud pop today.
His younger daughter, Hayley Hasselhoff, walked the runway Friday at the British Plus Size Fashion show at London's Vinopolis, strutting her stuff in a little black dress, her chic platinum-blond hair dramatically slicked back in a tight ponytail. A statement gold necklace, black platforms, visible bobby pins in her hair and smoky eye makeup completed the edgy look.
The accomplished catwalker also shared a multi-image selfie taken in the mirror while she was being primped beforehand, her long hair still flowing.
"Back stage with the gorgeous @HHasselhoff for @BPSFW #runway show today!" America's Next Top Model Cycle 10 winner Whitney Thompson, the show's first-ever plus-size champ, wrote on Instagram. "@ArcadiaSocial #antm#milkmanagement #plus #model #blondes #curves#work."
The show is not an official part of London Fashion Week, which also kicked off today, though Hayley told reporters afterward that she hopes plus-size models will be considered part of the high-fashion mainstream one day.
"Calling it 'plus-size' doesn't do it justice," the 21-year-old said. "It's about women with curves and women of all shapes and sizes. I just hope one day [shows like this one] will get the same respect."
Hayley, whose height is listed as 5-foot-6 on IMDb, says she's a size 12 to 14—and the average British woman's size is 14 to 16 (the same as 10 to 12 in the U.S.).
Of her famous dad's absence from the audience, Hayley, who's been acting and modeling since she was a kid, said, "I'm not bothered either way. He's always in my heart."
The Hoff did Instagram about his baby girl's turn in the spotlight earlier this week, writing, "So proud of my daughter @hhasselhoff good luck this weekend in London! Wish I could be there!"
He also tweeted a tune-in so his U.K. friends could watch on TV.