Before getting cast as Jason Ioane on “Baywatch: Hawaii”, Jason Momoa was a mere teenager working as a salesman in a Hawaiian surf shop. His first steps in the spotlight were done as a model.
About a year after that, he was already holding the title of “Hawaii’s Model of the Year” and about to host the Miss Teen Hawaii pageant. He came to the Baywatch franchise in 1999.
Kelly Packard Then
It has become almost impossible to picture Kelly Packard wearing anything but her red swimsuit. But she has had various other roles before becoming a series regular on "Baywatch". Parallel to her time on the show, she also played the bass guitar and played the role of Tiffani on "California Dreams".
You may have also seen her playing a slew of other roles in film or episodes of TV shows such as "Living Dolls", "Blossom", and "The Wonder Years". Interestingly enough, she wasn't immediately cast as a "Baywatch" regular. She started out playing a few small roles as an extra and became a regular as April Giminski in 1997.
Kelly Packard Today
Packard has stayed true to her "Baywatch" roots and participated in "Baywatch: White Thunder at Glacier Bay", a sequel film that was released straight to video in 1998. Another notable performance given by Packard was on "Ripley's Believe It or Not!", where she co-presented some bizarre phenomenons from around the world for two seasons.
Packard also appeared in a few episodes of "The Wild Thornberrys", "Boy Meets World", and "Better Things".
Jason Momoa Today
Later on in his career, Momoa and his chiseled abs were featured in films such as "North Shore", "Stargate: Atlantis", and "Johnson Family Vacation". Momoa rose to global fame in 2011 when he was cast as Khal Drogo in "Game of Thrones".
It is said that in order get the role, Momoa performed a Haka as an audition. A Haka is a Maori tribal dance, traditionally performed during religious events and before going to war. His latest big role was that of Aquaman in 2018. He will reportedly reprise the role in a sequel slated to be released in 2022.
Carmen Electra Then
Carmen Electra has had her eye set on the spotlight from the start. She started out as a dancer and singer before focusing on acting and began gathering small TV appearances in the mid-90s.
She was featured in Playboy in 1996, which gave her the boost she needed to eventually make it to "Baywatch" as lifeguard Lani McKenzie.