After moving to Los Angeles, Sunshine Shen pursued her dream of becoming a Playboy Playmate and centerfold. Shortly after becoming close with Hugh Hefner, Sunshine was published three times in Playboy and graced the cover of Playboy in 2018. Being a socialite in Los Angeles allowed for Sunshine to enjoy star-studded events, million-dollar parties, and floor seats at both the Oscars and Grammys during award seasons. Present-day, you can find Sunshine on a spiritual journey where she’s discovered the importance of the concept “within, not without.” 

 Sunshine obsessed over the law of attraction and found herself figuring out all the ways that she can apply the laws to her own life, while also helping the millions of other people struggling with not being able to live life to its fullest potential simply due to a lack of energetic awareness. 

“I’ve always been somewhat of a spiritualist, and I always felt like there was more to life than just material things. Now I’m more focused on self-love and abundance and letting my inner shine out.” 

With self-realization and enlightenment comes the death of an ego. “It is painful for people to see the world outside of the ‘me, myself, and I’ because they can’t imagine seeing the world from a perspective that’s outside of themselves. We’re nothing but energy and vibrations. The low vibrational events that happen to us really come from within, and people have a hard time letting it go.” 

 “Most people think it is just the universe or the hands we were dealt. They say, ‘I don’t know why this is happening; it is just happening.’ For me, blockages that were in my life are slowly melting away, and my life has to shift to more of a higher vibration than ever.” 

As a certified sound bath teacher and crystal energy healer Sunshine uses sound bath therapy and crystal energy in the hope of guiding and aiding others on a path of spiritual self-realization. Sound bath therapy is a meditative practice that uses several specifically tuned instruments (tuned to 432 HZ) to place the body in an extremely relaxed state. By raising its natural vibrations, the body returns to its normal frequency, which is beneficial to one’s overall health and well being. Not only does this practice release unwanted tension and negative energy from the body, but it also repairs irregular cells in order to prevent sickness and disease. Sunshine’s ultimate goal is to help everyone live their best lives. 

 Follow @Captainssunny on IG to stay up to date with Sunshine and when she’ll be doing sound bath sessions. 

Photographer: Madelene Lisella @madelenelisella 

Beauty: Soreya Yann @beautyhausla 

Creative Director/Production: Emily Blair Marcus @emilyblairmarcus / @emilyblairmedia