Reality TV is rarely what it seems! After years starring on Girls Next Door and her own spinoff, Holly's World, Holly Madison, 36, is finally ready to tell all about the behind-the-scenes secrets in her second memoir, The Vegas Diaries.
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Staging scenes! Producers actually set up the star with BMX racer Ricardo Laguna for their on-camera date. "They wanted to find someone young, good-looking, full of energy, and of course willing to be on the show," she writes.
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A producer even fed the drama, prompting Laguna with lines including, "So where do you see this relationship going?" "The date was all in good fun for the show and not a 'real' date," Madison reveals.
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But in reality, Madison was actually romancing, Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden. However, she refused to even say his name on camera, much less invite him to participate on the show. The tension created a "major blowout."
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Unnamed people on her team eventually went behind her back and asked Madden to appear on the show— and he promptly ended their relationship!
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Fake friends! For season two, producers hired Playboy model Jayde Nicole "to assume the role of resident Vegas villain" after her own reality show was canned, Madison claims.
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Unhappy with the casting decision, "I felt out of control of what was supposed to be 'my own show,'" she writes.
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In her first memoir, Madison slammed the fakery on Girls Next Door, her break-through reality show about life at the Playboy mansion of Hugh Hefner's main girlfriend. She claimed producers re-filmed scenes the demanding Hefner didn't approve, and even forced her to pretend she was still dating the mogul on camera when they had already broken up.