Alberta mom on road to success with Playboy

33-year-old Crystal Brooke from Edmonton won the Miss Social Playboy contest in November 2013....

33-year-old Crystal Brooke from Edmonton won the Miss Social Playboy contest in November 2013. (Oscar Zarate/Handout)

Kevin Maimann, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:01 PM ET

EDMONTON -- When her husband left her, Crystal Brooke's world turned upside down.

Left with a baby and a horse breeding operation, she found an unconventional path to success.

The horse-riding, truck-driving rural Alberta woman was named Playboy Miss Social in November 2013.

"I was married for almost seven years and my ex-husband kind of walked out on me out of the blue. I had a big horse breeding operation and a one-year-old child, and I didn't know what the heck to do," Brooke said.


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