Hugh Hefner's former #1 girlfriend had us all fooled.
Throughout the entire run of E!'s Girls Next Door, Holly Madison managed to convince viewers that she and Hef were the real deal, despite the age difference and the fact that there were at least two other girlfriends at all times.
Either Madison is the world's greatest actress, or she's bitter that things ended without an engagement ring/baby/cash prize, because Madison has penned yet another tell-all about her time at the Playboy Mansion.
The Vegas Diaries (HarperCollins, 2016) picks up where Down The Rabbit Hole left off, though the cover bills it instead as Madison's "road to reinvention."
Radar Online features excerpts from the book, which are just as scathing as Madison's first tell-all.
In one chapter, Madison recalls breaking up with her boyfriend in 2009, the "controlling" hipster magician, Criss Angel.
Hef had invited Madison back to the Mansion in Los Angeles to film season six of The Girls Next Door.
"I was told it was what the network wanted. It was what the viewers wanted. It was what Hef wanted," Madison wrote.
"But no one seemed to care that it wasn't what I wanted," adding that Hef was "not so subtly rooting for" his ex "to fail."
Instead, Madison joined Dancing With The Stars and landed her own reality show, Holly's World, which centered around her new life in Las Vegas.
Madison wrote that fans of The Girls Next Door "never saw any of the dark side: how we were treated, how we treated each other, or what people thought of us."
Hef didn't have a relationship with the females in his home beyond each one's name, age, hometown "and how well she behaved and followed the rules."
Hef exercised control and kept "everyone on their toes by playing favorites.
"How else could he stay in control of seven women?" she wrote.
"It prevented us from banding together and staging a coup. He needed to somehow maintain the upper hand."
Madison saved room in the book to kick the crap out of her former roommate/arch nemesis, Kendra Wilkinson, who has defended Hefner against Madison's claims.
Madison took Wilkinson to task for writing her own tell-all "the second" she left the mansion.
"In Kendra's case, her tales were used to spawn countless tabloids bits to draw interested in her TV show, and the show in turn was used to push the book."