Our older readers might remember a time when Crystal Hefner was one of the the biggest stars in reality television.
The former wife of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner was one of the stars of The Girls Next Door, a show that focused on Hef’s polygamous life with three blonde brides.
Even in the less-PC era in which it debuted, the show was a source of controversy, and to say it hasn’t aged well would be putting it very mildly.
So it should come as no surprise that Hef’s three wives have been highly critical when discussing their experiences during filming.
Just last month, Holly Madison spoke out and revealed that Hefner pushed drugs on women and forced them to have sex against their will.
Now, another wife of Hugh’s, Crystal Hefner, is detailing her efforts to rid of herself of the toxicity she absorbed during her time living in the Playboy Mansion.
In a recent Instagram post, Crystal revealed that she had “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,” Hefner wrote.
She noted that she wa. “was living for other people before, to make others happy, suffering internally in the process.”
She noted that her followers won’t be seeing any more graphic content on her social media accounts, and while that initially resulted in a drop in numbers, her engagement stats are recovering nicely.
“Over five years, my account has shifted from not always safe for work posts to my REAL safe for work life. The real me,” Crystal explained.
“Certain photos grow followings fast. In short, sex sells.
“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,” she continued.
“And because it feels so much better internally, it will probably be this way for the rest of my life.”
Crystal says that her Instagram following “tanked hard” at first, and she “saw followers drop by the thousands every day.”
Shee adds that “now it has shifted” and “most days the count is growing.”
There’s also been a change in the nature of her following.
“Now my women followers are giving the men followers a run for their money,” Crystal wrote.
“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,”
She said that going forward, she plans to “make it my mission to try and help in all ways that I can while staying true to myself,” adding:
“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.”
This is not the first time that Crystal has spoken about unrealistic body standards and the harm they can do to women’s …read more
Source:: The Hollywood Gossip