During one of my business trips to Vegas in August ’10 my friend convinced me to see Planet Hollywood’s burlesque review Peep Show starring former Playboy Bunny Holly Madison. Despite the topless-ness the show was actually very entertaining with great vocalists and awesome dance choreography. But I did notice in August Holly was a little “thicker” than I originally remembered and here is why.
Holly Madison admits “I’m not perfect but I love my body,” after showing off her un-airbrushed body in last week’s Life & Style magazine, revealing that she’s been told by her Peepshow director that she needs to lose weight. Holly weighs a mere 115 pounds standing at 5′ 7″ but was told by producers to lose the 15 pounds she gained when she moved from the Playboy Mansion to Sin City.
“After moving to Vegas, I lived in a suite in Planet Hollywood for a year and ordered room service all the time. I like food too much to go on some crazy diet. French fries are my favourite downfall. ….I’d rather be overweight and curvy than super thin with no curves. I’m proud of my body. I have cellulite – and had it even when I was at my absolute thinnest. I’m never not going to have cellulite. People need to just accept that it’s there and maybe dress accordingly or use body makeup to cope with it.”
I must SALUTE Miss. Madison for being fearless and standing her ground against mainstream’s unrealistic expectations of a woman’s body. Great to see Holly embrace the body she’s in, cellulite and all. Right now she is tackling her burlesque review Peepshow, hit E! Reality series Holly’s World, and being a correspondent for nightly television program Extra.