Playboy model Holly Maddison is a former UFC ring girl with over one million followers on Instagram.
The blonde beauty, 42, featured in the UFC on two occasions – the first being an appearance in UFC 100, and for the second, she joined Arianny Celeste and Chandella Powell at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for UFC 125.
Maddison – whose net worth is £16million – is thought to be a close friend of the promotion’s president, Dana White. But the model is better known for her time as a Playboy Bunny. She was considered the ‘first choice’ of three other models living with icon Hugh Hefner.
However, Maddison has recently come out to blast the Playboy lifestyle. Earlier this year, she revealed how she was terrified to leave the Playboy Mansion, calling Hefner ‘manipulative’. Her words came a part of the documentary Secrets of Playboy.
“I feel like on Girls Next Door, Hef was portrayed as a kindly grandpa but that’s not how he is,” said Madison. “It would make me so angry how manipulative he was. Hef controlled every aspect of our life.”
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Madison dated Hefner from 2001 to 2008, but has subsequently called the environment ‘cult-like’, and said the models were ‘gaslit’.
At the time, Hefner’s son Cooper defended the now-deceased publishing figure. He tweeted: “Some may not approve of the life my dad chose, but my father was not a liar. However unconventional, he was sincere in his approach and lived honestly. He was generous in nature and cared deeply for people.
“These salacious stories are a case study of regret becoming revenge.”
Further in the documentary, Maddison claimed that she was almost ‘asexual’ before meeting Hefner. “’I never had casual sex with anybody before. I feel like I was kind of really asexual, so maybe I just wasn’t ready for that.”
Madison was 21 when she moved into the Playboy mansion in 2000 and became Hefner’s ‘main girlfriend’. “I think I was drawn to try and be in the spotlight because I felt like if I could be famous, that would be a shortcut to feeling a connection with people,” she said. “I wasn’t physically attracted to Hef, but I did find him very charming.”