Dasha Astafieva is a Ukrainian model and singer probably best known for her appearance as Playboy’s Miss January 2009. (She was first the 2007 Playmate of the Year for the Ukrainian version of Playboy.) On top of that, she is the 55th Anniversary Playmate. Her measurements are 34D-23-36. She is also part of the pop group NikitA.
Dasha Astafieva described herself as a simple girl who likes movies, good books and the simple things in life. One of her aspirations growing up was to pose for Playboy since she felt it promoted healthy sexuality on a global scale (askmen.com).
Dasha Astafieva began modeling in 2003, and later landed in the Ukrainian version of Playboy. She was surprised an American wasn’t chosen as the 55th Anniversary Playmate. When she was told she was the Anniversary Playmate, she had a “blonde moment." She said, “I am a very emotional person – I cry very easily for anything, and that day I cried all day.”
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She said she had no urge to move to the United States “because I love being in my band,” though she added, she would love to be a Bond girl.
As for her parent’s reaction to Dasha posing nude, she said, “My dad is a calm and understanding person, so he wasn’t bothered at all. My mom is actually my No. 1 fan."
She likes shy men, humble men. She was rumored to have dated Hugh Hefner, which may have helped her land the 55th Anniversary playmate title. She said, “Years ago, I was like a child. I always was a bit scared with my dreams. When I met Hef, he tried to make me more sure with myself. He helped me to stay more womanly and to be more self-confident.”
She was also the face of an online dating site, AnastasiaDate.com.
While she has a Twitter account, her tweets are protected. Dasha Asafieva currently resides in the Ukraine.