As it turns out, Holly Madison was not nearly as happy as she appeared to be while living in the Playboy Mansion — no matter how many wide smiles she flashed on camera.
The 43-year-old former Playboy star has been reflecting on what it was like to live as one of Hugh Hefner‘s girlfriends at the iconic estate in the Holmby Hills section of El Lay.
And with Holly living there from 2001 all the way through 2008, there’s no doubt a LOT to reflect on. Related: Holly & Bridget Marquardt Talk Hugh’s Strangest Habit In Emotional Convo With His Son! Speaking to People about it this week, Madison — who was just 21 years old when she moved in — opened up about an issue we never expected from her.
She believes that the pressures of living in the Playboy Mansion triggered severe body dysmorphia within her. Thinking back to Hugh’s very specific beauty standards at the time, Holly said: Of course, body dysmorphia is far more than just “I don’t like the way I look today.” Per Johns Hopkins University, body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a mental health disorder in which worries about one’s body “interfere with your ability to function normally” to the point of “extreme measures” being taken, like “repeated cosmetic surgical procedures to correct the perceived flaw.” It’s a serious condition!Read more on perezhilton.com