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It was the day she was supposed to become Mrs. Hugh Hefner but, instead of walking down the aisle, Crystal Harris celebrated the single life poolside in Las Vegas. Joined by reality star Heidi Montag, the "runaway bride" soaked up the sun and posed for photos at Sin City's Wet Republic pool party at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino.
"I'm doing okay," she told People.com, as she and Montag had some fun with the new issue of Playboy (that features Harris on the cover). "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."
Though she may be sad, Harris, 25, insists she has no regrets about calling off her wedding to the 85-year-old Hefner, who seems to already be on the rebound. According to TMZ, Hef has moved a new Playboy bunny into his room -- Miss January 2011, Anna Sophia Berglund.
"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 says. "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."
As for her rumored relationship with Dr. Phil's son, Jordan McGraw, the playmate insists that he had nothing to do with her decision to walk away from Hef.
"Jordan is one of my really good friends. We've been working on music for a year and he will continue to be my good friend and I really need my good friends right now," she says.
With plans to visit Hef today, to return her engagement ring, Harris says she wants to put the broken engagement behind her. "I just want to move forward," she says.
But, while Harris and pal Montag partied it up with fans on what was supposed to be her wedding day, there was at least one person who thought Harris' public showing was less than classy.