Blonde stunner Pamela Anderson's didn't believe homosexuals existed until she arrived in Hollywood during Gay Pride day at the beginning of her modelling career.

The former Baywatch beauty recalls her first visit to Playboy boss HUGH Hefner's famous mansion, when she walked through crowds of gay men and women in bright costumes and concluded homosexuals always dressed and behaved like that.

She says, "I was from a very small town and didn't know what to expect. I thought in Hollywood people would be walking around with parrots on their shoulders.

"And I did land on Gay Pride day. So I walked right through the parade and I thought that this is what it's like every day.

"I called my mum and said, "Not only do gay people really exist, they walk around in pink shorts with handcuffs falling out of their pockets holding hands."

26/11/2004 02:57