Star-Bulletin Features

Monday, May 28, 2001

‘Baywatch’ babe
shows more skin

By Tim Ryan

Wondering what the local actors from "Baywatch Hawaii" have been up to since the show's cancellation earlier this year?

Well, Stacy Kamano, who played lifeguard Kekoa Tanaka in the short-lived Hawaii version of the show, is featured topless -- though covered by her arms -- on the cover and in a pictorial in the June-July issue of Razor magazine.

The cover shot features Kamano, billed as the "Hawaiian Thunder," in elbow-length black gloves and holding a whip.

Kamano, prior to her "Baywatch Hawaii" stint, appeared in several episodes of "90210" and "Days of Our Lives." According to the magazine, she is currently the co-host on "Extreme Sports" while continuing her modeling, mostly lingerie and fitness layouts.


The magazine touches on her "Baywatch Hawaii" screen test. She recalls the underwater face test, where she had to put her head back in the water while opening her eyes to see if she could handle the water rushing up her nose.

"They want to see how you look underwater, see if you can handle it ... and not make ugly faces," she says.

The Kamano piece is short on words and long on skin. The pictorial features the actor in 20 color and black-and-white photos, some provocative in lingerie, low-cut dresses and erotic poses. In one, Kamano is holding a cigar; in two topless pictures, she covers her breasts with her arms while holding a whip.

Former Razor "girls" have included ex-porn actress and now sci-fi series "First Wave" star Traci Lords, and Natalie Raitano of "V.I.P."

The magazine's headquarters is in Scottsdale, Ariz. Some of its content can be seen on the Internet at

Born and raised in Honolulu, Kamano is of Japanese, German, Russian and Polish decent. Her career began at age 11 when she won the Miss Tropical Pre-Teen Hawaii title. She has appeared in numerous fashion shows and has modeled for international designers Versace, Armani and Ferragamo, among others.

Meanwhile, Jason Momoa reportedly is in Los Angeles looking for acting jobs, and Kala'i Miller is back at work with the Honolulu Fire Department.

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