Pamela Anderson Debuts as Vegas Showgirl

Pamela Anderson Debuts as Vegas Showgirl
Pamela Anderson
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06/04/2007 06:00PM

And now for her next trick ... Pamela Anderson will make her past reappear.

Baywatch's Lt. Mitch Buchannon, aka David Hasselhoff, was among the celebs who turned out Saturday for Anderson's debut as a magician's scantily clad assistant in the Las Vegas show The Beauty of Magic.

"How could things go wrong when you see Pamela Anderson in a thong?" Hasselhoff told PEOPLE. "It's all good. We've been friends for many years and I feel like maybe I'm a little bit responsible for her success in the beginning and maybe she's a little bit responsible for my success. We're dear friends."

Anderson, wearing a barely-there dress and thong, began a three-month stint in magician Hans Klok's show at the Planet Hollywood Hotel. She's levitated and performs such tricks as making a floral arrangement disappear and making money actually appear.

"I know how to make it disappear," she joked onstage before a crowd that also included Amy Winehouse and new husband Blake Fielder-Civil, Sylvester Stallone, Dancing With The Star's Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Dita Von Teese.

Pamela Anderson Debuts as Vegas Showgirl| Pamela Anderson, Actor Class

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Living in Las Vegas part time, Anderson stars in six shows a week, Thursday through Saturday.

"It was fun. I like doing crazy off-the-wall things," she tells PEOPLE. "I never thought I'd be in Vegas doing this. I love it... It's really physical, but I like physical stuff. That's what the fun is. It's really challenging, but I'm sore, I'm bruised up a little, but I like that."
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