Playmate Crystal Harris needs no introduction. Long and lithe, with blonde hair and green eyes, it’s no wonder she caught Hugh Hefner’s wandering eye. She was at San Diego State – one semester short of her degree – when she met Hef. “I went to a Halloween party at the Mansion, and there he was,” she says. “He was so easy to talk to. We were both psychology majors, so we had a lot in common. It was like we already knew each other.” He was sixty years her senior, but by the New Year, the pair was inseperable. Hef asked her to be his number-one girlfriend and move in with him at the Mansion – and to top it off, he asked her to be Miss December 2009. After a year of weekend trips and romantic dinners, Hef proposed to her on Christmas Eve – with a three-carat diamond ring – and a speechless Miss Harris said yes.
But five days before the wedding, Crystal got cold feet and ended their engagement. The new issue of Playboy introduced her as Mrs. Hugh Hefner, and she had to be rebranded as a runaway bride. “I was overwhelmed,” she says. “Hef proposed to me on camera. There were legal proceedings – a prenuptial agreement, Playmate contracts – and there were other girls. It was too much for me.” But Crystal still had a place in her heart for the Playboy founder, and in June 2012 – nearly a year to the day that she ended the engagement – she announced their reconciliation. “We’re happy,” says Crystal. “I’m his number-one girl again.” Indeed she is – on New Year's Eve at the Mansion, Crystal Harris became Mrs. Hugh Hefner in an intimate family ceremony. As Miss December knows best, anything can happen with Playboy.
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