Fans waited hours to see Pamela Anderson in person Monday as the model and actor made a promotional appearance at Indigo in Mayfair shopping centre.
Several hundred people were there, but only 100 who purchased a copy of her memoir Love, Pamela were given the opportunity to meet the former Baywatch star and have her sign their copy.
Photos with Anderson, who was seated behind a desk and flanked by security, were not permitted, but guests who received wristbands were give up to one minute to chat with the Ladysmith native while she signed their book.
“We love you Pam!” a group of women shouted at one point, prompting a wave and a smile from the 55-year-old, who was in good spirits during the hour-long event.
The meet-and-greet was full of activity, including a dance-off between fans.
Anderson’s modelling career began when she was discovered on the big screen at a B.C. Lions football game in 1989, which led to a contract with Labatt Blue.
Victoria fan Jordan Hanford, 54, said he had Anderson’s poster for Labatt on his wall when he was 21 and was excited to finally meet her Monday.
Hanford was one of the first to arrive at 6:30 a.m., and stood in line with a few dozen others in front of the store on Douglas Street.
He asked Anderson to write in his book “Don’t call me babe,” her catchphrase from her 1996 action movie Barb Wire.
“I actually really liked Barb Wire,” Hanford said of the camp classic.
Love, Pamela became an international bestseller upon its arrival in stores and online Jan. 31. Pamela, A Love Story, a Netflix documentary released in tandem with the book, currently has a 98 per cent approval rating on the Rotten Tomatoes movie-review website.
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