Poor Sally Knockers was left without her own show, boat or condo as a parting gift after her break up with Hugh Hefner.
“The Girls Next Door” leading lady, Holly Madison, has revealed that her former lover tore apart what little self esteem she had. The icon Playboy founder has made big boobs and blond a necessity in order to walk through the doors of the mansion. Holly, like most girls, struggled with her body and went under the knife to become what she wanted to be.
“When I was younger, I was the first person in my class to start getting boobs, so I thought I was going to be huge. But I stopped growing before everybody else started. That was a big letdown… I compared myself to those [Playboy playmates]. I knew what I wanted to look like and was kind of disappointed. I had a butt and no boobs.”
“Plastic surgery made it easier for me to get things I wanted in my career. Without it, I wouldn’t be where I am today… My nose photographed really big in front of my face. If I wanted to do anything in the entertainment industry, I needed to get it fixed. I was definitely happy with the results. It made me more confident. And a lot of doors open when you look a certain way.”
Hugh Hefner didn’t help her body issues. He has a strict body shape and size requirements. In order to fit be deemed worthy of his love she felt compelled to be like the other girls.
“Living with Hef brought down my self-esteem a lot. I was comparing myself to the other girls… You have to look a certain way at the mansion. If you look at Hef’s girlfriend now, she basically looks like a clone of me. It’s kind of weird.”
It’s kind of sad actually. Kendra Wilkinson is now married, pregnant and has her own show and Bridget Marquette is also off on her own travel channel program adventure. She was the only Girl Next Door to leave without a show or some promise of a career beyond the doors of the Playboy mansion.