At least he has rescue experience.
David Hasselhoff was a wee bit worried when his daughter Taylor “Tay” Hasselhoff fled Los Angeles this summer to film E!’s new reality series “Relatively Famous: Ranch Rules.”
“It definitely was weird because the first two weeks, we didn’t have a phone. So, he was like, ‘Are you alive? What’s going on? I just know you went to Colorado. What’s happening?’” Tay, 31, tells Page Six in an exclusive interview.
Once the “Baywatch” icon, 69, learned that Tay was OK, he told her that he was proud of her for choosing to rough it for 30 days as a temporary ranch employee.
“It was nice checking in [with my dad eventually],” Tay says. “He was stoked for me and thought it was an incredible opportunity.”
The luxury real estate agent — who previously appeared on another E! reality series, “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills,” in 2015 — is one of eight celebrity kids who star on the show, which documents their experience restoring and reopening Saddleback Ranch after a yearlong COVID-19 shutdown.
Ebie, the daughter of the late NWA rapper and hip-hop legend Eazy-E, was among the entertainment industry scions who signed on.
The singer, 30, tells Page Six that she left Colorado knowing the ranch-hand life wasn’t for her — “I’m a full-on LA girl,” she says — but is nonetheless hoping that her participation can help change the public’s perception of people who grew up in the spotlight.
“We do not just want to be the kids of [celebrities]. We don’t want that. I want to be Ebie,” she says. “We have our own things, we have our own lane and we’re definitely trying to prove that on the ranch with the hard labor.”
The “Ranch Rules” cast also includes Hana Giraldo (mom: Pat Benatar), Austin Gunn (dad: Billy Gunn), Jasmin Lawrence (dad: Martin Lawrence), Myles O’Neal (dad: Shaquille O’Neal), Redmond Parker (dad: Ray Parker Jr.) and Harry James Thornton (dad: Billy Bob Thornton).
While living together, the group shares intimate details from their lives with each other — and, as of Wednesday’s premiere, with the world — as they manage a daily schedule of grueling chores.
First on the list? Shearing 20 sheep and picking dingleberries from the wool on their butts. (Yes, you read that correctly.)
“It was disgusting!” Tay recounts, though she found artificially inseminating a cow to be the worst task she and her co-stars took on.
“That was probably one of the grossest things I’ve ever seen. There’s a lot of smells,” she says, adding that her astrological sign didn’t help matters.
“Being a Taurus, it’s all about smells. The smell was so pungent and so disgusting. You’re putting your hand far deep down in a butthole and you’re feeling for things … It scarred me for a good couple of days.”
Ebie says she took a “work smarter, not harder” approach, often supervising the crew — especially when she found jobs utterly revolting.
“Straight off the bat, I was like, ‘Yeah, this doesn’t really seem like something Ebie would do. So I’ma just supervise,’” she teased of her role in the aforementioned dingleberry situation.
“I’m very good at making sure things get done the right way in a timely manner.”
Despite the gnarly assignments, Tay and Ebie say they are grateful for their time in the Centennial State — which also included explosive fights, a love triangle and more personal drama among the cast.
“I was really tired, stressed and overwhelmed [at times]. Still, I felt like I was here for a purpose and a reason. A mind-over-matter thing happened halfway through; it was very exhausting at one point,” Tay says. “But I learned that I’m a a really strong girl and can get through a lot of hurdles.”
Ebie adds, “We’re extremely strong. We’ve been through so much more than people would ever even imagine.”
“Relatively Famous: Ranch Rules” airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET on E!