Published November 09, 2009
LOS ANGELES – Holly Madison first strutted into the spotlight as the number one girlfriend of Hugh Hefner and star of the “Girls Next Door,” but since packing away her Playboy bunny ears for the sights of Sin City, she’s not bothering to watch the new season of the E! series which features Hef’s new leading ladies Crystal Harris and the Shannon twins.
“I had a great time with Hef and the girls when they came to see ‘Peepshow’ and hang out in Vegas. I don't watch the other episodes though, because it kind of makes me mad,” Madison told Tarts. “The girls need to focus on what makes them unique and not doing the same things Bridget, Kendra and I have already done on the show. Even camping in the backyard was an idea I had for an episode that we never got around to shooting. And guess what they just showed? The girls camping in the backyard. I don't want to look behind, I want to look forward.”
(However according to Nielson data, the show featuring the new ladies is totally killing it and was the most-watched season premiere in the show's history, with 2.4 million viewers.)
But back to the subject of moving forward, Madison is filming her very own reality show which will give the world a glimpse into her life as a Vegas showgirl and a “major life project nobody would expect her to do.” The buxom blonde is also busy bearing those infamous boobs six nights a week in her ongoing burlesque “Peep Show.”
“The ‘toplessness’ is worked into the show very tastefully and I was very controlling about when and how long I would be topless,” Madison explained. “Not because I am shy about nudity at all, but because I feel there is an effective way to do a burlesque show and then there is a sloppy way. I'm very inspired by Dita Von Teese and people who do it really well. Hef really liked the show, but I knew he would. He loves burlesque and the girls in the show are really beautiful. There are contemporary pop songs in the show, but a lot of old school style, too. The Red Riding Hood number reminds me so much of the sexy Red Riding hood Tex Avery cartoons from the 40's that Hef loves.”
And it seems the 29-year-old couldn’t be happier being known as Holly Madison rather than a girl of the Playboy Mansion.
“The biggest challenge I have had to face is sticking by who I am and what I want to do. There have been a lot of people trying to push me in different directions, but I had to stay true to my vision of what I wanted to do and how I wanted to brand myself as an entertainer,” she added. “I can't be another LA reality show girl. There are too many people doing the same thing in that city.”