Crystal Harris on what attracted her to Hef: ‘the Playboy lifestyle’

Crystal Harris and her Botoxy face were on The View yesterday, where Joy grilled her on why she left Hugh Hefner five days before their scheduled wedding. Crystal has already revealed her vague reasons for leaving Hef and has addressed the rumors that she was using him for the fame. Hef has been very gracious in his response to getting dumped right before the wedding, and has refrained from trash-talking Crystal or blaming her. On The View, Crystal wasn’t any more convincing in explaining her reasoning for leaving Hef than she was in the past, and she faltered and kind of hesitated when she was trying to defend herself. After a little while she warmed up though and tried to weakly make her case.

On why she bolted five days before the wedding
Crystal: I got cold feet.

Joy: What was it
Crystal: Just everything, uh it all happened so fast, and I just decided that it’s not…

Joy: At your age, 25 and 85 what were you attracted to besides his money? What else?
Uh, well. I was intrigued with the whole Playboy lifestyle. Growing up I would look at Playboy Magazine. I was insecure, so I thought ‘could I ever be that girl? Could I ever be a Playmate?’ I started coming up to the mansion… met Hef, he asked me to move in 2 weeks later. I was flattered. I had fun there.

Elisabeth: When you told him it was off, how did he react?
I told him ‘I don’t think the wedding’s a good idea.’ He actually said he was only doing it for me, so he didn’t really want to get married either.

Whoopi: It sounded more like you had left him at the altar. That is not the case… I’m terribly sorry that I said [anything about it]

What about those people who said you were going to leave him at the altar as a publicity stunt?

Sherri: What kind of dialogue did you have, were you guys able to talk?
Yes we were, Hef’s a great guy, an icon. He’s funny, he’s hilarious. He’s so set in his ways… we had a lot of fun.

Sherri: There was a rumor that you were seeing Dr. Phil’s son Jordan.
That’s not true. Jordan’s one of my friends, he will continue to be one of my friends.

Elisabeth: Are you dating anyone now?
I’m open to it.

On the $90,000 ring and the Bentley she went away with.
I came to the mansion to return the ring. Hef told me I could keep it. The car I paid 1/2 for and he paid the other half [as] a birthday present.

Crystal also claimed that she took her engagement ring, which Hef let her keep, to a friend’s jewelry store to get it appraised for insurance. She said the friend sold her out to TMZ to make it look like she was trying to hock the ring. As for potential plans for a reality show, Crystal claimed “I have no plans of any reality show.” So it sounds like she’s not ruling it out.

When Joy asked Crystal what about Hef attracted her she could have said that he was funny, that she was attracted to his experience and knowledge or that she loved him. Even if she was lying through her teeth, it would have been the expected response. Instead she said she “was intrigued with the whole Playboy lifestyle” and wanted to be a Playmate. This is from the same woman who explained that “this isn’t the lifestyle for me” when she was leaving Hef. So maybe she wasn’t fibbing either way: she wanted the lifestyle then she realized she couldn’t do it. Of course she never wanted an 85 year-old dude as her husband, he was just the vehicle to achieve that lifestyle. Then, when she realized she could do better on her own she ditched the dude and snuck out while he was watching a movie. I shouldn’t be too hard on her, Hef knew what he was getting and he doesn’t have any hard feelings about it. He’s replaced her several times already and there are always plenty more where she came from.

If you’re in the US you can watch the full interview with Crystal on Hulu starting at around 30 minutes in. Here’s a quick news report with clips from CelebTV.

Here’s Crystal hosting an event at Ceasar’s Palace on 7/8/11. Those shoes are so tacky! Holly is going to cut her for muscling in on her territory. Credit:





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  1. Quest says:

    Really, you had to go on The View and tell the world what we already knew.

    Crystal “I was attracted to Hef” because of:
    #1 His Money w living in Playboy Mansion
    #2 Free botox/boobjobs for life
    #3 Fame
    #4 TV deal/reality spinoff
    #5 His ….money?

    We all know

  2. gee says:

    He should have married Holly!

  3. DgBoy says:

    Read: “screwing the old man for a paycheck”

  4. the original bellaluna says:

    Interesting that the very thing she was attracted to is what made her leave. ALLEGEDLY.

  5. Some Guy says:

    Why the hell does she have to defend herself? She realized that what she was doing was wrong, and got out before it was a done deal.

    Then Whoopie goes all crazy on her, as if once you are engaged to someone you are contractually obligated to go through with it.

    The girl made a smart decision and everyone hates her for it.

    Go figure.

  6. Katie says:

    God, in the shot where she’s making that horrifying expression (…”blowing a kiss?”) you can really see how inflated her lips are.

  7. kaligula says:

    the whole runaway bride bit in this case just smacked of publicity stunt to me from the moment i heard about it.

  8. nanster says:

    @the original bellaluna – my thoughts exactly! The only thing that attracted Crystal to Hef was his wallet and what he could do for her “career”. Sorry, Crystal, but you should have married Hef because your 15 minutes are almost up. Hollyweird already has enough vapid, gold digging, talentless sluts.

  9. danielle says:

    I don’t want to hang out with her or anything, but don’t look down on her for dumping Hef. He knew what he was getting into, and he has to know these girls are hardly in love with him. If he wanted love he should have found a woman 40 years ago and grown old with her – that’s love.

  10. TL says:

    She should go back to Hooters where she belongs. I have no sympathy for Hef either.

  11. The Bobster says:

    The last time I saw a mouth like that, it had a hook in it.

    - R. Dangerfield

  12. LisaMarie says:

    Ugh, she was on the Stern show this morning too. I only caught about half the interview, but that was enough. She came off as a bitch and she bad-mouthed Hef repeatedly. Hef doesn’t exactly make a secret of his lifestyle so all her whining about other girlfriends fell completely flat with me.

  13. jover says:

    Really, you mean it wasn’t for scintillating discussions of Kant and Wittgenstein; thank you bobster – Rodney would have a field day with our current collection of bimbos, mimbos, bozos, and insufferably annoying famewhores.

  14. Catty says:

    She never “left” Hef – she wouldn’t sign the pre-nup agreement and no pre-nup no wedding – so she walked – Hef having seen it all before helped her save face – gave her the merchandise as consolation prizes – I am sure she thought she could walk and he would give up the pre-nup but he being 80 and she being 12, well he again has seen it all before while she has no experience in life.

    On a side note it’s kinda interesting how these women (another one is the Italian ex of George Clooney) think they are imbued with some sort of magical fairy dust that completely makes these successful men forget all the skills that made them successful in the first place and fall all over themselves … ladies ladies you’re just not that special .. you are all part of the slideshow – that is your legacy …

  15. the other mel says:

    She’s only 25???

  16. annie says:

    Those are not the hands of a 25 year old. Just saying…

  17. Kim says:

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$We all know what her “attraction” to Hef was!

  18. Kim says:

    Shes such a skank. She gave it up for money and fame and her boyfriend (Phil McGraws) son was with her the whole time. EWWWWWW sloppy seconds!!!! Has he no shame?? We know she doesnt have any. Sure she is 25. 25 plus 10 yrs!

  19. crtb says:

    Whatever happen to Hef, he deserved.
    He has used women for the last 60 years.
    So boo hoo if he got used by this bimbo.

  20. Bobbie says:

    Kuddos to her for calling it off. I don’t get the grief she’s getting. She only got the engagement ring and a car out of it, so obviously if she was really about the money, she would have married him.

  21. Annie_Grey says:

    It wasn’t a real relationship. Just like all the others.

  22. VeneficA Delirium says:

    So, she used him for his money and he used her for her body?

    They’re both opportunists. Does Hugh Hefner ever get confused, in his old age, who he’s having sex with because they all look exactly alike?

    Also, what criteria do I need to meet for some sleazy old rich guy to buy me new boobs and a new ass? I also hate when all the Playmates talk about their “insecure” pasts, like Hugh Hefner takes in poor nerds and makes them over into these bombshells. If HH is considering you in the first place, you have very little to be insecure about, other than perhaps your personality.

    And Hugh Hefner doesn’t love women, or he’d appreciate them for indivual qualities instead of trying to conform them all into the same three templates, over and over again. There’s the “exotic” Playmates, the “all-American” Playmates, and the “alternative” Playmates.

    And if he wanted love, he should’ve chosen the woman he left behind to be used by just as big opportunists as he is. No sympathies for either.

  23. Jax says:

    The interview goes “Tell me Crystal, what first attracted you to the multi, multi, multi, multi millionaire Mr Hefner?”

  24. The Original Ashley says:

    @ Catty really? It all makes sense. If that’s true then she’s making it worse by dogging him on Stern. He really has been gracious then. He could have come out and said she was a platinum digging whore who wouldn’t sign the prenup and left him at the altar. I may not like the way he lives his life but that’s pretty classy of him to keep his mouth shut. I wouldn’t have the same restraint.

    I can’t believe this chick is my age. She looks so much older. I think someone needs to drudge up her birth certificate because someone be lying. In the first one she looks cute but in the last, dear god kill it with fire. She’s like that woman on Seinfeld who looks like a different person depending on the light.

  25. John Wayne Lives says:

    Jesus, is this what some people call living?