Dasha Astafieva is an alluring woman who repeatedly left the public in awe with her candid photo sessions, graced the cover of Playboy, and was supportive friends with Hugh Hefner. She revealed her genuine strength and steel character from the first days of the miserable war. Dasha categorically gave up the glitter and began peeling potatoes to feed Kyiv's hungry defenders and residents. She immediately became a symbol of shelter and home warmth in the frosty days of the dreadful war.
Perhaps Dasha was chosen by the soul of Roksolana, one of the most prominent women in Ukraine, Turkey, and world history. Roksolana is depicted in many paintings. Dozens of books and musical works have been written about her. In 1515–1520 she was captured by the Tatars and brought as a gift to the harem. She became the beloved wife of Suleiman I, with whom she had a poetic correspondence. Using her own funds, she built mosques, schools, and hospitals for affected women and took care of the position of women in harems.
"No one was ready for war. Someone knew someone reckoned, but no one was prepared. It is essential to understand one thing - everyone should do what they can! Moreover, no matter how hilarious it sounds, you should enjoy what you do! I peel those potatoes so that the skin flies throughout the kitchen, but I do it with such satisfaction that I don't even notice the time!" said Dasha.
Daria "Dasha" Astafieva is a Ukrainian model, singer, and actress. Formerly of the Ukrainian pop duo NikitA, Astafieva was the 2007 Playmate of the Year for Ukrainian Playboy and the 55th Anniversary Playmate for American Playboy.
When she was a little girl, Astafieva found a copy of Playboy in a closet at her family's house. Katarina Witt was on the cover. "I was in shock because I didn’t understand how beautiful a woman’s body could be. That day, I said to myself I wanted to pose one day in the magazine," she said in a 2008 interview with AskMen, "I was 9 years old."
Dasha Astafieva during the war in Ukraine is not only volunteering, but also defending herself in the information war. So, she repeatedly turned to her colleagues with a request to talk about what is really happening in Ukraine. However, many in response blocked her on social networks, which proved their cynicism and cruelty.