Crystal Hefner Says She’s Removed Everything Fake From Her Body And Has Embraced Modesty
When I think of Hugh Hefner’s revolving door of blonde, plastic girlfriends, I mostly just think of Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson. But Crystal Hefner (nee Harris) was Hef’s third and final wife; she was with him from 2009 until Hef’s death at age 91 in 2017, and he left her a cool $5 million and a house in his will.
Nearly five years later, and a now ancient Crystal has taken to Instagram to let her 3 million followers know that she’s entered a new phase in her life. The 35-year-old says she’s deleted all the sexy photos on her social media, removed “everything fake” from her body, and is embracing “modesty”. And just like that, Hef rolled over so many times in his grave that next-door neighbor Marilyn Monroe had to bang on their shared crypt wall to get him to shut up: “Bitch, I know I rolled hard when Madonna recreated my death for V Magazine, but keep it down, PUH-LEASE!”
Crystal shared her new worldview in the caption of a très classy black-and-white selfie. She writes that she grew her large social media when she was a Playmate, and since “sex sells” she felt pressured to keep posting scantily-clad pictures to gain followers. But Crystal claims she was “suffering internally” while trying to appease her fans. She says that in the last five years she’s tried to show fans the “real” her:
I don’t know whether I felt empowered by dressing scantily clad, showing cleavage, etc …or if I just felt it was expected of me or what… but now I can confidently and 100% proudly say, modesty is what empowers me these days, and because it feels so much better internally, it will probably be this way for the rest of my life.
I removed everything fake from my body and deleted all my old photos. I am more authentic, vulnerable and feel that I belong more to myself. I am mine.
Crystal says as she made the transition to dressing more modestly, she noticed her followers dropping thousands by the day. She attached handy graphs to illustrate her point. But eventually, things changed, and she started getting more female followers:
But now it has shifted. Now it’s in the green. Most days the count is growing. Now my women followers are giving the men followers a run for their money. Now I truly feel I have an army of supporters that care and see an actual soul behind the lens. For that I thank you.
If you follow for insight into my past life, my new one, my travels, my health hurdles, lifestyle, you name it… thank you. I will make it my mission to try and help in all ways that I can while staying true to myself. I hope all of you can stay true to yourself and to what feels right for you as well, because there’s a certain power you get from that you can’t find anywhere else. I love you.
Here’s Crystal’s post:
Obviously, Crystal’s claim that she removed everything fake from her body is making the most headlines. I mean, in my non-expert opinion, those lips didn’t come from God. But Crystal did get her breast implants removed in 2016 after they caused health issues (she believes it was “breast implant illness,” see: Michelle Visage). In October 2020 Crystal says she almost died while undergoing cosmetic surgery (a fat transfer). She told her Instagram followers that she should’ve “learned her lesson” after her earlier breast implant issues and kept things natural.
Crystal has also been posting more about her life as Hef’s wife. In this post, she writes that she’s still healing from living in the Playboy Mansion, which she describes as both a “prison” and a “sanctuary.” She adds that Hugh Hefner was “good to me in many ways, but in other ways he wasn’t”:
If Hef were any kind of gentleman, he’d have left every single one of his past wives and girlfriends a lifetime supply of free therapy. Actually, scratch that. His remaining net worth probably couldn’t cover half of those bills. After all, Hef’s millennial lovers still have, what? 50-60 years of life ahead of them?