Holly Madison has said that Hugh Hefner was extremely unhappy when she decided to have a new hairstyle which transformed her appearance
The 41-year-old, who dated the late Playboy mogul between 2001 and 2008, has revealed that he “screamed at her” after she had her hair cut short for a new style.
In a teaser clip for upcoming A&E docuseries Secrets of Playboy, Holly describes the reaction of Hugh, who died in 2017 at the age of 91, to her new hairstyle, which he said made her “look old, hard and cheap.”
Among the claims made by Holly and others who lived at the Playboy mansion, she said that time she was in a “cycle of gross things” and was struggling and “didn’t know what to do.”
Holly moved to the infamous mansion in August 2001 when she was still a teenager..
The then blonde-haired 19-year-old soon became Hef’s girlfriend and they stayed together for the following seven years.
In 2008, Holly revealed that the relationship was over after Hugh admitted in an interview that he couldn’t see them getting married as he hadn’t had much luck with marriages and didn’t see how this would be different.
Speaking in the clip, Holly said: “I got to a point not too far into my time there – I think I was only six months in – where I kind of broke under that pressure and being made to feel like I needed to look exactly like everybody else.’
She continued: “My hair was really long naturally and I was just like, I’m gonna go chop my hair off so I can at least look a little different.”
Holly said that Hugh was not happy with the change and “flipped out” when he first saw it.
She claimed: “I came back with short hair and he flipped out on me and he was screaming at me and said it make me look old, hard and cheap.
“I remember there were times probably within the first couple years I lived there when I felt like I was just in this cycle of gross things and I didn’t know what to do.”
Thinking back at her decision to go to the Playboy house and be affiliated with the brand, Holly said that in hindsight it was a “dangerous choice.”
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