Pamela Anderson has become an official US citizen.

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The former Baywatch beauty – who was born and raised in Canada – says her first act as an American was to visit the capital Washington D.C. to lobby against animal testing on behalf of PETA.

Pamela – who lives in Los Angeles with her two sons, Brandon and Dylan – said: “Being a citizen excites me not just because I can vote, but because I can crack the whip on Capitol Hill to defend animals.”

It is unknown when Pammie was granted her US citizenship.

The 40-year-old blonde is a devoted animal rights activist and recently revealed she had stopped wearing her beloved UGG sheepskin boots after she realised they were made from animals.

She said: “I’m getting rid of my UGGs. I feel so guilty for that craze being started around my Baywatch days – I used to wear them with my red swimsuit to keep warm – never realising that they were SKIN!

“I thought they were shaved kindly. People like to tell me all the time that I started that trend – yikes!”