" As someone who has struggled with anxiety and depression since I was a teenager, at the beginning of lockdown I launched an IGTV series called “Redefine You: A Conversation for Wellbeing”. The purpose was circled around conversations with empowering and inspiring friends of mine in the industry to talk honestly and openly about their journey to ownership of self and their relationship with their mental health, as we cannot take ownership of ourselves without looking within and understanding that it is okay to not be okay all of the time. We are all dealing with a collective anxiety right now and the first step in knowing you will be okay is when you can speak openly about how you feel with one another.
As artists we deal with the fear of the unknown every day. If we can discuss on how we’ve lived alongside our mental health challenges and give back what wellbeing practices have worked for us, it may help someone find the practice that works for them. "
HAYLEY HASSELHOFF can’t be pigeon-holed. She is an Actress, Fashion Designer, Marie Claire UK Fashion & Wellbeing Editor, Strahan, Sara and Keke Style Contributor, mental health awareness and body positive advocate and Curve Model. Already she’s made impactful strides in the fashion world and has made a commitment to celebrate inclusivity in the fashion industry for all genders, races, shapes and sizes.
In addition to being one of the world’s leading Curve models, Hayley’s other passion is acting. She starred in the ABC Family drama series Huge, playing the lead role Amber. From there, she was featured in Disney XD’s Pair of Kings and the DCOM musical comedy feature Fearless. She had a cameo role in the sci-fi lm Sharknado 4 and played Hannah in Loosely Exactly Nicole for Facebook Watch in 2018. In 2019 Hayley appeared as ‘Patty’ in CBS’ ‘Why Women Kill’.
Hayley is highly regarded as a leader and an expert in the fashion field. As a result, she appeared as a judge and mentor on Scandinavia’s Next Top Model. If that wasn’t already enough, Hayley is also the resident Curve Style Expert for This Morning. Hayley designed her first collection for UK plus size apparel brand Elvi for sizes 14 to 38. She’s released two collections so far, which have been sold online through Elvi.co.uk and in-store at Navabi, Next and, Nordstrom and has garnered worldwide praise from fashion editors, bloggers, influencers and enthusiasts alike.
Philanthropy and giving back are some of Hayley’s most favorite pastimes. Hayley is a passionate advocate, speaking up on issues that relate to women’s health, well being and equality. She regularly travels across the globe to mentor and promote positive body image and confidence to young women. In 2015, Hayley spoke in Parliament to petition for a law to protect the health of models working in the fashion industry. Additionally, she’s founded Teens Helping Teens, which raises money for the Children’s Hospital LA and is also a supporter of Wheels for Humanities and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Showing no signs of stopping, Hayley’s 2019-20 includes a bevy of new titles and accolades. She posed for the 2019 November/December cover of Dare Magazine for Superdurg. 2019 also found Hayley being announced as the Stylist Contributor for Good Morning America’s Strahan, Sara and Keke. Last but not least, in addition to her Curve column, Hayley’s role at Marie Claire UK now also includes Fashion and Wellbeing Editor.