American actor David Hasselhoff is known to fans for his starring role in the hit television series "Baywatch" that ran from 1989 until 2000 and made him and several other actors superstars. Recently he provided a life size model of himself that actually served as a table for auction with the Hollywood Legends Auction but after seeing all the attention it was receiving on shows such as the Jimmy Kimmel talk show and public showings around Beverly Hills he reconsidered and pulled it from the auction.
Since the end of the Baywatch series he has acted in various television shows and movies and participated in several reality television shows as both a judge and contestant but nothing has come close to providing him the popularity that he received as the star of "Baywatch". As such, some entertainment insiders were very surprised that David Hasselhoff was willing to the life size model of himself up for auction with Hollywood Legends Auction even though some of the proceeds are for charity.
To become a television superstar in Hollywood takes great talent, ambition and an ego that enables you to think that you can be great even when everyone else thinks you are a little crazy for your belief and that encapsulates David Hasselhoff. To think that he was able to make a series about attractive lifeguards who patrol a recreational beach into one of the highest rated series in the history of television is incredible and not surprisingly attracted the attention of many people willing to buy the table.
It is very likely that he did not anticipate that the life size model of himself would attract so much attention as it went from being valued at between $20,000 to $30,000 to receiving bids of almost $30,000 in pre-bidding before he decided to remove it from the auction.
He will soon be seen in the movie "Stretch" which is about a chauffeur who works for a billionaire who makes his life hell but unlike the star of that movie, David Hasselhoff made the lives of his fellow Baywatch cast members much better as he turned them and himself into television superstars who will be remembered for years as the star of "Baywatch".
Sometimes you need a reminder of how successful you once were and that life size table model of David Hasselhoff in Baywatch is that reminder for him.