For as long as Crystal McCahill can remember, all she wanted to do was bare her soul to the world—literally.
It’s just a shame her mother had to set the bar so damn high.
The daughter of Gale Olson, Hugh Hefner’s flavor of the month in August of 1968, McCahill began her arduous, bare-chested journey to follow in her mother’s footsteps by auditioning for Playboy’s 55th Anniversary Search in her native Chicago. Two days later, wouldn’t you know it, fate caught up with McCahill where all dreams go to become realized—Hooters.
The 26-year-old stunner was whimsically pried from her lunch of wings and curly fries by none other than Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt, two-thirds of Hugh’s recently disbanded three-headed booty call. McCahill’s fiery stare got her foot in the door, but when The Girls Next Door unleashed the Spanish Inquisition-like questioning, the revelation of her family’s Playboy lineage catapulted her to shoo-in status.
Before she had to time to think, McCahill was being whisked away to Los Angeles, where a meeting had been arranged for her to finally meet the man who had so eloquently photographed her mother’s T & A more than30 years earlier.
Though Crystal fell short in her quest to appear in the coveted 55th Anniversary edition of the magazine, we’re told Hef was so impressed by the daughter-to-mother “likeness,” he agreed to make McCahill a Playmate for August 2009.
As is the case with most women who first gain notoriety by stripping down, McCahill is now dealing with an onrushing wave of publicity that has flooded her social calendar and day planner with everything from the unexpected modeling offer to roles in movies produced by companies called BYOB Multimedia ( which is void of a working Web site).
We hope we’re wrong, because Crystal looks like a real genuine, down-to-earth girl from the Midwest, but it may only be a matter of time before the business chews her up and spits her out.
And then Hef can phone in a request for one of her sisters.