Holly Madison on Hugh Hefner: 11 Shocking Truths Exposed

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For seven years, Holly Madison lived in the Playboy Mansion, pretending that life with Hugh Hefner and his tail-wearing harem was just a bowl of cherries.

But last year, her tell-all book Down the Rabbit Hole divulged the dark truth about the Playboy lifestyle, and it was anything but glamorous.

Now, Madison, who was once regarded as Hef's "number one girlfriend," is back with a new book, The Vegas Diaries, in which she spills more secrets on her time as a bunny.

She exposes the Playboy mogul as a monster and describes the Mansion as a veritable house of horrors for a young, impressionable woman seeking glitz and glamour.

Read on for her scathing takedowns of the man beneath the satin robe.

1. Hef was a master manipulator

Hef was a master manipulator
"There was some pretty clear favoritism going on...he liked to play favorites to keep everyone on their toes," Madison claimed in The Vegas Diaries. "How else could he stay in control of seven women?" she added. "He needed to somehow maintain the upper hand."

2. The fun, party atmosphere was all a facade

The fun, party atmosphere was all a facade
"It was a constant struggle," says Madison, who lived in the Playboy mansion for seven years. "I was trying to sell this image of 'Oh everything is so great here,' but I was miserable inside."

3. She hated being a Barbie clone

She hated being a Barbie clone
"I didn't like being a clone," she says of living in a house full of her doppelgangers. "That was definitely something that bothered me the whole time."

4. Hef was downright abusive

Hef was downright abusive
"If Hef truly was confused as to why I left and forgot there was any fighting, he either had the world's most selective memory or thought talking down to his girlfriends and making them cry on a regular basis was normal," she said in The Vegas Diaries.

5. Hef hardly knew anything about his "girlfriends"

Hef hardly knew anything about his "girlfriends"
"He knew roughly four things about each girl," claimed Madison. "Her name, her age, where (approximately) she was from, and how well she behaved and followed the rules."

6. We all lived in fear in the Mansion

We all lived in fear in the Mansion
"There was a lot of fear because there was so much competition among the women," which is the way Hef set it up, according to Madison.

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Holly Madison Biography

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Holly Madison is a Playboy model and the ex-girlfriend of Hugh Hefner. As for Madison, she is best known for getting naked a lot and... More »
Born
Birthplace
Astoria, Oregon
Full Name
Holly Cullen

Holly Madison Quotes

We are no closer to getting married than we were years ago. It's like a car stalled at the side of the road.

Holly Madison [on Hugh Hefner]

I have no pull anymore. Hef and I aren't together.

Holly Madison