I like the dramatic effect of the coal-black hair, fair skin, and ruby-red lips. I also like the hairstyle, which is voluminous and a bit wild, but still feminine and sexy, rather than "out-there." Very effective.
The drama of the expression suits the cover, but I actually prefer Crystal when she does more gentle looks. She was in a very nice Evans e-mail promo recently, and I altoghether consider this one of her loveliest pictures, and one of her softest expressions:
However, I still wish she were a little fuller-figured, closer to the form that she had in the Spring '05 Lane Bryant campaign, when she was a true size 14. That remains her best "look" ever.