About Crystal Harris
Crystal Harris is a British-American model and singer who was the Playboy Playmate of the Month for December 2009.
Harris' British parents were entertainers, who were working at the England-themed amusement park in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, the present location of the 19th century London Bridge. After her birth, they returned to England, before returning to the United States and settling in San Diego, California, where she and her two older sisters grew up.
Harris attended La Jolla High School and went to San Diego State University, majoring in psychology, where she started modelling. It was during this period that she came to the attention of the Playboy organization.
Harris met Hugh Hefner on Halloween 2008. She then appeared as "Co-Ed of the week" on Playboy.com magazine in the week of October 30, 2008, under the name Crystal Carter. From late 2009 Harris has appeared in E!'s The Girls Next Door.
In January 2009, she started dating Hugh Hefner, joining the Shannon Twins after his previous number one girlfriend Holly Madison left him.
In April 2010, Harris signed a recording contract with Organica Music Group, a label run by producer Michael Blakey. Crystal Harris was first exposed to the entertainment industry through her late father, Ray Harris, who was a singer and songwriter.
Harris also appeared in an episode of The Hills in season 2.
On December 24, 2010, she got engaged to Hugh Hefner, to become his third wife.