Holly Madison On ‘Vegas Diaries,’ Russell Brand Rumors & Dating After Hugh Hefner [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]
Holly Madison, the best-selling author and former Playboy Bunny, is currently promoting her latest book, Vegas Diaries.
Holly Madison On ‘Vegas Diaries’
Vegas Diaries chronicles Madison’s life post-Hugh Hefner and the Playboy Mansion when she was trying to carve out a new career and new public persona for herself. Upon her arrival in Las Vegas, Madison joined a burlesque show called Peepshow, which she continued with for more than three years.
“I’ve been fascinated with Burlesque for years and had always wanted to give it a try and it turned into a really great experience,” Madison told uInterview in an exclusive interview. “I was in a show called Peepshow for three and a half years and that kind of set the stage for all my adventures you read about in the Vegas Diaries and it was an amazing time.”
While working in Peepshow, Madison also starred in her own reality TV show called Holly’s World. Single following her split from Hefner, Madison found it hard to date. Not only was she unsure of having men she was just getting to know on the show, but she couldn’t be sure that the men taking her out were doing so for the right reasons.
“You don’t wanna ask somebody you just met, ‘Oh do you wanna be in my reality show today?’ Because that just doesn’t lead to a healthy relationship necessarily,” Madison said, adding, “When I was finally single and dating I had a lot of paranoia about: why do people wanna date me? Do they wanna date me because I’m on TV? Or do they wanna date me because they wanna brag to their friends that, ‘Oh I’m dating the girl on that billboard?'”
Madison, who had found herself inaccurately linked to Russell Brand and others during her Vegas days, is now a married mother of one with another on the way, and likes her life the way it is now. Though she enjoys her quieter life of being a wife and mother and author and hopes it continues in the same vein, Madison admits that were the right reality TV opportunity to come along, it’s possible she’ll return to our TV screens.
“People always ask me if I would do another reality show and if somebody came up with an interesting idea that I thought was positive and empowering at the end of the day, after all the drama plays out, I maybe would consider it,” said Madison. “But I probably wouldn’t do the same exact kind of things I’ve done before.”
The Vegas Diaries: Romance, Rolling the Dice and the Road to Reinvention is currently available for purchase in hardcover and as an ebook.
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