Holly Madison posed nude in “Playboy” countless times and even starred on the publication’s spinoff show “Girls Next Door,” which followed around three blondes who lived in Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion.
But the 35-year-old gave a surprising answer when asked what she would tell girls who aspired to pose for the magazine.
“Girls talk to me all the time about wanting to pose,” Madison said. “But these days I kind of advise against it.”
“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.”
“You don’t have control over them—someone else does. They can bring them out of the archives at any time. You don’t have creative control over what the pictures look like. It’s just something people should think about five times before doing.”
Excerpts from the former playmate’s new book reveal other dark moments from when she lived in the mansion, including that she contemplated suicide.
“I don’t regret it because I learned a lot from the situation,” Madison said. “There were some good experiences that came along with the bad and I love where I ended up today. That’s what life is. You can’t really end up in a good place without going through some crazy stuff, too.”
But Madison, who once wanted to marry him, said she wouldn’t talk to Hefner today.
“After some years have passed, I don’t really find him to be a very genuine person. I feel like if I were to get on the phone with him, everything out of his mouth would be PR b.s.” (RELATED: Police: Dad Threw Playboy Party For Drunk, Lingerie-Clad Teens)