The inevitable has occurred. Hugh Hefner is falling for the charms of a woman outside his trio of girlfriends. According to the National Enquirer, Hugh has been paying a lot of attention to a brunette Ukranian model named Dasha Astafieva. The two have been seen holding hands and Hugh has attended nude photo shoots with the striking young woman. This is royally pissing off Hef’s women, especially his most devoted girlfriend, Holly, who has talked about how much she wants to have the 82 year-old Playboy founder’s baby. Holly mayt have some minor competition in Bridget and Kendra, and by some accounts she’s fighting with Kendra, but she’s in charge in the girlfriend heirarchy. If another woman enters the picture she could find herself lower on the totem pole or get pushed out entirely
Dark-haired Ukranian model Dasha Astafieva has caught the eye of the “Playboy” mogul – and his bleached blonde three-pack of gal pals are fuming mad!…
Dasha snared Hefner after being invited to the Playboy mansion recently as part of a competition to chose the cover model for the magazine’s New Year’s issue. Since then, Hef has been accompanying Dasha on outings, holding her hand and even sitting in on her nude photo shoots.
“Dasha’s natural endowments and beauty stunned Hef,” said the source. “Dasha has upset the pecking order by pushing her way into Hef’s heart. The competition for his attention is really intense among the girls because of her.”
They worry that Dasha is going to end up a regular on the show, taking air time from them, the source said.
[From The National Enquirer, print edition, August 18, 2008]
Sporty girlfriend Kendra Wilkinson recently explained that she gets along with the other two women in Hef’s life because they have different roles and basically stay out of each other’s way. She said “If we all wanted the same thing it wouldn’t have worked… We don’t spend time together every day – girls just can’t do that.”
According to Russia Today, Dasha is a winner of the reality show “Stars Factory” in the Ukraine. They also claim that she’s also already moved into the Playboy mansion and started living there in late July. The Enquirer didn’t have her living in the mansion yet, and said Hef’s girlfriends were “terrified” at the prospect. They’re also said to be worried that Dasha will become a regular on their Girls Next Door reality show.
It’s got to be hard to keep three women happy. Even as an octogenarian Hef isn’t satisfied with three young gorgeous women. Like a marriage, the familiar gets boring after a while – even if you have three choices.
Update: Hef’s rep denies this is true, saying Dasha lives in the Ukraine and there are no plans for her to move to the US.
Header photo is from 7/19/08. Credit: WENN/Fayes Vision. Photo below from 7/14/08. Credit: Jody Cortes / WENN. Inset photo of Dasha Astafieva credit: Russia Today