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Life in the Playboy Mansion isn’t a picture perfect scene of nirvanic bliss for the women who live there?


Holly Madison in Black
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It has always sounded like a perfect misogynistic hell hole to me, and Holly Madison confirms as much in an interview with People.

Madison exposed a number of ugly truths about life as one of Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends in her tell-all book Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny.

But apparently, she didn’t tell ALL.

The author now has a few more scathing words about old man Hef and his House o’ Barbies.

"It was a constant struggle," says Madison, who lived in the mansion for seven years. "I was trying to sell this image of ‘Oh everything is so great here,’ but I was miserable inside."

"The Mansion is all about conformity and judgment and following the rules," she continues.

Sweetie pie, of course it’s about conformity. Every woman in that house is the spitting image of one another.

"I didn’t like being a clone," she admits. "That was definitely something that bothered me the whole time."

"But the Mansion wasn’t a place where confidence was built," she goes on to say.

"It was a place where manipulation was used to keep everyone scrambling to keep her spot in the house."

And a place where sex with a geriatric was required.

Last year, Madison said she would not advise other women to follow in her footsteps.

"I kind of advise against it," she said. "It might seem like something fun and glamorous or rebellious and dangerous in your 20s, but guess what? When you’re 30 or 40, you’re not going to want those pictures floating around."

All of Madison’s revelations come as no surprise to me, but I suppose when you’re 20 and seeking approval from the world, being chosen to live in the mansion may be taken as some sort of sick validation.

Madison is currently promoting her new book, The Vegas Diaries, which chronicles her life in Las Vegas after she left the mansion.