BY JACK WELLINGTON
Celebrating her 28th birthday on April 29th of this year, the 34D Malibu Barbie-esque wife of Playboy mogul, Hugh Hefner – the model, the singer, and of course Playboy Playmate, Crystal Hefner – has made quite a celebrity “scene” over the past few years.
Crystal will always be known as the “Runaway Bride,” who ended her engagement to the now 88-year-old media magnate, Hugh Hefner, dumping him and his pajamas after their short romance only days before the scheduled wedding. Even though she went on Howard Stern to kiss and tell afterwards, saying Hugh only lasted “like two seconds” in bed, the couple still managed to reconcile and walked down the wedding aisle on December 31, 2012 at the Playboy mansion.
Born Crystal Harris, in Lake Havasu, Arizona, by English-born parents, Crystal grew up in San Diego, California. Her musical aspirations led her to her television debut in 2009 on E!’s The Girls Next Door, and she became a Playboy Playmate, appearing in the December issue of that same year.
Though Crystal’s dream of making a name for herself was slightly askew from her original objective to make it in music, the model’s dream eventually came true with her 2011 debut single, a club anthem titled “Club Queen” (which just so happened to come out one week before she ended her initial courtship to the Playboy king).
In 2012, Crystal branched out into fashion by co-designing a swimwear line with Australian designer and owner of Veve Glamour Swimwear, Vanessa Bryce. It wasn’t until a year later that she released her second single, “True Harmony” in March of 2013, followed by her third single, “Call the Cops”, which came out in September of that same year, and is available online.
Crystal pursued her love of fashion once again, this time collaborating with Rhonda Shear, designing a lingerie collection. The underwear line is expected to be launched this Fall of 2014.
The singer continues to follow her dream in music, performing a DJ set each month throughout the summer at the REHAB pool series at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas for their “Bikini Invitational” contest. Her final DJ set performance will be held on the “Finals” date of the contest to be held this September 2014.
DJ set by Crystal Hefner at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Las Vegas’ REHAB “Bikini Invitational” Rounds 2-5 to be held on Saturday June 14, July 12, August 9, and “Bikini Invitational” Finals on Saturday September 6, 2014. HardRockHotel.com