Cristal is Living the Dream

with Playboy New Zealand February 2024 cover star Cristal / @joann.dzoana 

Photographer @mick.capture

Makeup Tashan Cian

Tell us about the moment you found out you would be featured in the magazine. What was your initial reaction? ⁠I never dreamt that one day I would be in Playboy, it’s a blessing. It’s like a fairy tale, how an ordinary girl from a small town in Poland, who had to overcome many hardships throughout her life, ends up on the cover of Playboy. My biggest dream has come true. the Playboy invitation has helped me believe in myself even more. It has given me a lot of hope and belief that everything is possible and the world is waiting for me. An unforgettable experience that I will remember for the rest of my life. Thank you.

Can you share your favorite shot or spread from the magazine and why it holds special significance for you? These 2 photos are my favorites. They show my cheeky character. The ones in boots with leather jackets display my bravery, intelligence, and clear opinions. The other shows my love of nature, my delicate manner, and my subtlety. I am a romantic dreamer with a deep soul who still believes in happy endings. A knight on a white horse is definitely waiting for me out there.

When you’re not working, what helps you decompress and relax? In my free time, I book a flight and catch some fun sun rays. I read cognitive and philosophical lectures, for example, Eckhart Tolle, I forgot about the things going on in the world. I like unplanned spontaneous trips best! My passion is Nordic Walking, I love outdoor activities, parks, woodlands, and fields, preferably outside the city. Contact with animals, deer, birds, and dogs is important for true relaxation in my body and spirit.

What’s the strangest fan encounter you’ve ever had? Strangers ask me for photos all the time…In elevators, airports, and even taxi drivers, both men and women. Once a gentleman was trying to take a selfie with me on the escalator in the Dubai Mall! He then fell into the fountain. In Istanbul airport, A policeman was so struck by my presence and king blonde hair that he took me to a special inspection room just to get my phone number. I’m always polite to everyone I meet.

What’s the best “wardrobe malfunction” story that you can now laugh about? Once before an event, I was eating salad in a car rushing to an event. A slice of tomato fell on my white dress staining it. With nothing to change into. My friend had a stapler randomly. He put a few slices of tomato on my dress to hide the stains as a motif, the dress turned out a big hit! Everyone asked who the designer was.

What are some of your biggest dreams you hope to achieve? mentioned earlier about the knight on a white horse! I dream of a happy family and achieving my goals. I want to establish a Foundation for children with Tourette’s syndrome. It’s a cause close to my heart for certain reasons. My greatest dream is to complete a biography about my life. It was not a bed of roses with many tears and sacrifices. It will include my memories and motivate people to never give up and have faith the sun always comes after the storm.

What’s the weirdest beauty tip or trick you’ve picked up? I have a natural collagen cosmetic brand. The secret of my rested skin, similar to a vampire facelift, which contains natural collagen, You will read about it in my future book.