The former Baywatch actress recently starred in a new advertising campaign for legendary British designer Vivienne Westwood, and claims the experience has changed how people view her.
She said: "Yesterday I was considered soft porn, but today I am art. I have an eclectic group of friends. I like people who can feed your soul."
Vivienne asked Pamela, 41, to appear in the campaign after the pair met at her Spring/Summer 09 show in London last September.
They immediately hit it off, and Pamela admits shooting the adverts was one of the best experiences of her life.
She said: "It was one of my top 10 moments. But I've had maybe 20 top 10 moments."
The pictures were shot over just one day in Los Angeles - the process should have taken three days but the outfits were held up in customs - but rather than getting stressed, the couple were determined to have fun.
Pamela explained: "I don't think I converted Vivienne to beach life, but we did lots of hair swinging. She got really into it."