Washington: Hugh Hefner’s runaway bride Crystal Harris spent Saturday, supposed to be their wedding day, enjoying pool party in Las Vegas.
With music playing overhead and cameras flashing, Harris donned a dress as people clamored to greet her.
The dress, however, was a brown animal print by Beach Bunny, rather than the pink Romona Cabeza wedding dress she had initially planned to wear.
And the scene was that of hard bodies, sun-kissed skin and boozing patrons rather than sprawling estate that is the famed Playboy Mansion.
Harris was supposed to marry Hefner on Saturday, but instead, she spent it at Las Vegas``s Wet Republic, embracing the single life and waving at fans.
“I’m doing okay. I just had to get away. Today is the day and I just had to get away. I’m going back tonight so I just wanted to get away for the day,” People Magazine quoted her as saying.
With a small group surrounding her, the 25-year-old woman seemed at peace in her VIP cabana, saying that she made the right decision to call off the wedding to the 85-year-old Playboy founder.
“I just knew when it was getting close it wasn’t fair to (Hefner) and wasn’t fair to go through with it. I wanted to be true to myself and be true to what was best for everybody,” she said.
“I love (Hefner). He is the sweetest person I’ve ever met in my entire life and I’ll always love him and he’ll always be a dear friend and I’ll always visit him all the time.
“I just want to move forward,” she added.