January 2009 PLAYBOY PLAYMATE
Dasha Astafieva DATA SHEET
BIRTHPLACE: Ordzhonikidze, Ukraine
BUST: 34 D
HEIGHT: 5′ – 9"
WEIGHT: 127 lbs
AMBITIONS: To be purposeful, cheerful, independent, devoted and happy.
TURN-ONS: I like a man with short hair an an athletic body.
TURN-OFFS: Rude men, liars and stinkiness.
A WOMAN I ADMIRE AND WHY: Bettie Page. She became the best in my favorite style of pinup.
MOST EXCITING CITY IN THE WORLD: Amsterdam.
HOBBIES: Photography and everything connected with it.
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Dasha Astafieva BIO
For five decades plus five years Playboy has been the planet’s foremost authority on beautiful women. To become our 55th Anniversary Playmate, their selection would have to not only continue that tradition but set a standard that could be upheld for 55 years to come. To locate that extraordinary beauty, Playboy scouts scoured the United States and Europe. They test-shot dozens of stunning models, narrowing down the field. Now, as you see our pick here , you will no doubt agree that Dasha Astafieva is a perfect choice for their 55th Anniversary Playmate.
Dasha, a 23-year-old native of Ukraine, started modeling in 2003 and within four years had become Playboy Ukraine’s Playmate of the Year. This whetted her ambition for a larger stage. “I have dreamed of being an American Playmate since I first saw the magazine,” she says. “It has changed attitudes about beauty and sexuality and influenced people across the world. It is an honor to appear in Playboy.”
Success tastes sweet to Miss Astafieva, who remembers the hardships her family faced when Ukraine became an independent nation following the collapse of the Soviet Union, in 1991. “Those days were difficult,” she says. “I dreamed of earning money to help my parents.” Now, along with modeling, Dasha Astafieva is recording an album with the band Nikita. “We have a pop-electro sexy style,” she says. “We love music from the 1950s and 1960s.” She also has her sights set on Hollywood. From the looks of this awesome creature, there is no ambition she won’t someday realize. Shall we give the 55th Anniversary Playmate the last word? “Playboy symbolizes the free soul,” says Dasha. “I want to thank Mr. Hefner for starting a new era- the era of Playboy.”