Hair by the Hoff: Celebrity Apprentice Challenge

Source: Northern District Times, by Alicia Tetley

TEENAGE girls were screaming, children were screaming, men were screaming, and I was screaming.“Hoff, Hoff, Hoff.”Imagine seeing Baywatch hunk David Hasselhoff, 59, less than 10m away from you, styling a woman’s hair. Could you believe it? I couldn’t.Top Ryde City was host to 12 celebrities, including The Hoff, who were being filmed for the second season of Australia’s Celebrity Apprentice on Monday.The crowd was filled with screaming fans, including me, waiting for The Hoff to grace the stage.Comedian Vince Sorrenti was presenting the men’s team who were challenged to style a women’s hair in different categories such as “rocker chick”.“I’m not a hairdresser as you can see,” Hoff said to Sorrenti. “I’m going for the rock look.”On either side of The Hoff was former AFL star Jason Akermanis and former Australian Idol judge Dicko.But all eyes were on the American superstar. Sales assistants in Esprit were holding a sign saying “we love The Hoff”, The Hoff was chanting his name and I was taking pictures on my phone.The women’s team was out before the men’s with Australia’s Next Top Model judge Charlotte Dawson presenting water-ski and boxing champ Lauryn Eagle, Dancing With the Stars’ Patti Newton and Bollywood actress Tania Zaetta.Taking only 20 minutes to style their participants hair, the women’s team seemed to do a better job.But who cares? The Hoff was coming up next.The winner will be revealed when the show is screened later this year.