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Ilfenesh Hadera will play The Rock's love interest in the reboot film based off the popular 90s series. He told fans, "Casting my #BAYWATCH love interest wasn't easy…For our coveted role of 'STEF,' she had to be a lot of things: Strong, intelligent, formidable, beautiful and funny. Want to welcome the talented @ilfenator Ilfenesh Hadera to our #BAYWATCH family."
So who exactly is this "walkin' smokestack" he refers to? After doing a bit of Internet
stalking research, we've come to find out she's a badass with a kind heart and a gorgeous face to go along with it…and we're guessing she's about to be a lot of people's new Hollywood obsession.
Here are 8 things to know about her: