The Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Published 12:00 am PDT Saturday, April 5, 2008
Story appeared in METRO section, Page B1
By Lisa Heyamoto

What do electric cars, identical twins and “Baywatch” have in common?

Besides, of course, an environmentally friendly beer commercial and the following situation.

A few weeks ago, a group of electric car enthusiasts was holding a protest outside the state Environmental Protection Agency offices. Sac PD was on hand to make sure everything went smoothly, says spokesman Matt Young, and one of the protesters collapsed in a where’s-David-Hasselhoff moment.

An officer had just begun CPR when two striking, identical twins stepped in to help. They were EMTs, they explained, and would be happy to take over. One of them was Alexandra Paul.

Don’t recognize the name right away? Think back. She played Lt. Stephanie Holden in the glory days of “Baywatch.” She was the smart chick. You know – the brunette. And reportedly one of only two actresses on the show in possession of their original, um, flotation devices.

These days, Paul and her firefighter sister, Caroline, are noted electric car activists and, apparently, sometime saviors of dudes in distress. Thanks to them, the man recovered, the protest continued, and Paul left the scene, in our TV-inspired imaginations, in a red swimsuit, running in slow motion.

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