Holly Madison, Hugh Hefner’s ex-girlfriend and ex Playboy bunny decided to write a book in which she revealed all secrets of living in a Playboy Mansion.
“Women would come up to me, and say, ‘Don’t you miss the mansion?’ Or, ‘I’m sorry Hef didn’t marry you.”
“I was like, can’t you see I’m doing so much better on my own?”
Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny is the name of a book Holly just released and it contained her time spent with Hugh Hefner which was from 2001 to 2008.
Book describes depression Holly dealt with during her time living in the mansion and emotional control Hugh had over her.
Madison writes, “Around the turn of the millennium, it became fashionable for women to appear stupid — to get by solely on their looks and to be concerned only with fame and materialism. Some of the effects of that moment in the zeitgeist still linger today.”
In one of her interviews, Madison, who is now 35 said: “I felt like I had something to say about being in the midst of that whole thing that was going on where Paris Hilton and Jessica Simpson and Kendra were so celebrated — and I was a part of it too — for being dumb on TV. Part of the reason I wanted to write the book was to show the other side of it.”
“What brought my attention to it were the women who had posed who had these glamorous careers, whether it was Marilyn Monroe or Jenny McCarthy — who was really popular when I was in high school — or Pamela Anderson,” Madison said. “I’d look at a magazine every now and again, and the pictorials looked really classic and glamorous.”
When Madison was 20, she transferred to Los Angeles to start her acting career. She was working at Hooters in Santa Monica, and that job led her to get invited to party at the Playboy Mansion.
When there was a free place for one girlfriend, she decided to give it a try because she knew that girls don’t have sex with Hefner. But, as soon as she moved in, she realized it was a big lie. Every weekend they’ve gone to the parties, and when they came back, she had to go to Hefner’s room.
They were doing group sex twice a week as she says, “It was always Wednesdays and Fridays after the club,” she said. “It was always exactly the same because that’s just how he likes to live his life.”
After all, Hefner forced her to quit her job in Hooters, and it was the worst part for her.
Long after she left Mansion, she stated: “You can play dumb as long as you want. It’s not going to last, and it’s not going to be fulfilling.”