Crystal McCahill, Playboy’s Miss May 2009, is the second-ever second-generation Playmate. She’s the daughter of Gale Olson, Miss August 1968. “I always knew my mother was in Playboy,” said Crystal. “I remember telling my brothers and sisters, ‘I’m going to do that one day. I’m going to do the exact same pose.’ I mentioned it to my mom when I was about 15, and she said, 'Wait a few years and then decide.’ Now she’s totally for it and so excited for me.”
Born in Illinois, Crystal celebrated her sixth birthday on a plane flying with her family to Hawaii, where she lived for several years and went to a Japanese school. She started entering pageants at age nine and loved being on stage performing for everyone. She’s come a long way since then. She’s a successful model and event coordinator, a regular at the Playboy Mansion, and she played herself on The Bunny House and The Girls Next Door.
Crystal, who describes herself as silly, outgoing and down-to-earth, was one of five finalists in the 55th Anniversary Playmate Search. On her way out of casting she ran into the Girls Next Door. “Bridget (Marquardt) asked if she could interview me for her radio show,” said Crystal. “A few days later, I ran into the director of photography at a restaurant, and I knew it was meant to be.” Crystal’s childhood dream came true. “All those years I waited to be a Playmate like my mom, and this just happened so fast. I think if you believe in it, you can do whatever you want.“
Crystal McCahill has done it all. On top of TV, she had a role in Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill. She also plays host at bars and clubs all over the country, and she wrote a column for Playboy on the subject, Get a Nightlife. After hours she seeks a different scene. "I don’t like to go out to loud clubs all the time,” she told Playboy. “I like having people over to my house. My girlfriend once planned a slumber party – gossiping, pillow fights, hide-and-seek – all the good stuff.”
What does Crystal look for in a guy? “They always say a girl dates someone like her father, right? I grew up always laughing, having a good time and not taking myself too seriously. I definitely like funny guys.”