By Holly Madison
Lost in Wonderland . . .
A fairy-tale dream that turned a nightmare, and a girl whose energy helped her have the opportunity out to the opposite side
At 21, small-town Oregon woman Holly Cullen turned Holly Madison, Hugh Hefner’s number 1 female friend. yet like Alice’s trip into Wonderland, Holly’s plunge down the rabbit gap took her to an international the place all used to be no longer because it appeared. The fairy-tale lifestyles contained in the Playboy Mansion—which incorporated A-list famous person events and starring in a leading tv show—quickly devolved into an oppressive regimen of strict principles, manipulation, and battles with bold, backstabbing Bunnies that almost drove Holly to take her personal life.
Down the Rabbit Hole is her introspective account of her time contained in the Mansion: the medicine, abuse, notorious events, and Holly’s actual behind-the-scenes existence with Bridget, Kendra, and Mr. Playboy himself. it's also her chronicle of therapeutic and wish. by means of telling her tale, either a cautionary story and a party of non-public empowerment, Holly reminds us of the significance of struggling with for our dreams—and of discovering the existence we deserve.
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I allowed my voice to path off. I’d already had an identical argument with Hef and it wasn’t going to lead to any varied consequence with Mary. I fell silent for a number of moments ahead of asking, “Do they must be signed this present day? ” “Yes,” Mary acknowledged very matter-of-factly. “They desire them again this present day. ” “Why did we get them so final minute, then? ” I requested, my anxiousness commencing to increase back. “We don’t also have time to appear them over! ” “The contracts are with Alta Loma, dear,” Mary went on, sidestepping any rationalization as to why we have been simply now receiving them. “You comprehend if there’s an issue, Hef will unencumber you from it. ” yet might he? i do know that during Mary’s center, she clearly inspiration that Hef was once an outstanding man—just as i thought on the time. yet a nagging voice behind my head saved caution me to not belief this example. If signing this agreement was once fairly so vital to all people, i made a decision to only get it over with. I knew that eventually I had no selection. Hef may be able to nook me into signing it, so i would besides simply retailer myself from now on aggravation. “Fine, “I stated, grabbing a pen on Mary’s table. “Where do I signal? ” I scribbled my identify at the agreement that Mary nonchalantly shoved below my nostril and passed it again to her. “Now . . . what to do concerning the Kendra problem,” Mary persisted. Kendra used to be within the Dominican Republic for a paid nightclub visual appeal, so she may possibly not often signal the forms by means of E! ’s alleged closing date. yet Hef and his crew should have discovered a few form of answer, if all 3 of our signed contracts have been certainly brought to E! that afternoon. I can’t say this with sure bet considering the fact that I by no means witnessed pen to paper, however the gossip round the mansion used to be that somebody on Hef’s employees should have needed to forge Kendra’s agreement so one can meet the network’s cut-off date. in fact it’s additionally attainable that E! by no means even gave Hef a cut-off date or that he used a fake date to get us to signal with out giving us the chance to truly evaluation the files. Who understands? All i do know is, the whole lot appeared hugely strange to me. OUR 5th CYCLE might turn out being a season of becoming pains. in retrospect, I see that it is smart that this was once our final season as a trio. From an outsider’s standpoint, notwithstanding, every little thing appeared like it couldn’t be going any larger. The sequence had turn into one of these phenomenon, there has been even a film being made approximately it. good, kind of. the home Bunny, starring Anna Faris, was once a comedy set on the Playboy Mansion, centering on a fictional Playmate who unearths herself kicked out of the mansion (upon turning 27) and takes safe haven in a sorority condo. within the movie, Anna performs a mansion resident named Shelley, a personality sincerely in response to Bridget. “You must have been the sporty one,” Kendra teasingly pouted at Anna the 1st time we met her as she ready to shoot a scene within the mansion’s yard. Anna was once performed up with curly blond hair, a frilly purple outfit, and her personality had a grumpy puppy cat, just like Bridget’s cat, Gizmo. Bridget’s pink-striped bed room was once used as Shelley’s room within the motion picture.