Holly Madison Has Been Hitting the Dolly Madison

Maressa Brown
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holly madison life & stylePoor Holly Madison. All anyone can talk about is how, after investing years of her young, sexy life in Hugh Hefner, the Playboy founder dumped her and is now marrying the new model, aka Crystal Harris. But the truth is that Holly is so much better off without Hef, and she's got a fab new life as the lead in a sexy dance production called Peepshow at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas. Her Las Vegas life has been the subject of her new E! reality show, Holly's World.

But, apparently, she's been so comfy out in Vegas that she's put on a few pounds. Fifteen pounds to be exact. And her bosses over at Peepshow weren't havin' it. They told her to drop the weight. Holly told Life & Style about the incident:

Once I realized that other people were noticing that I'd packed on a few, I was embarrassed to go onstage.  

Smooth move, Peepshow people. I'm sure Vegas tourists, particularly couples and horny bachelor parties, are all about spending on moolah on a show called Peepshow, but Holly Madison is an actual celeb name, which makes for an even bigger draw. If only for financial/marketing reasons, they should be kissing her butt, not tearing her down! 

Not to mention that even 15 pounds up, Holly still looks incredible! Maybe even better. Though it seems she was embarrassed at first by the gain, she told L&S she's embracing it, too ...

I like food too much to go on some crazy diet ... I'd rather be overweight and curvy than super thin with no curves. I'm proud of my body.

As she should be. But I just really hope this isn't going to turn out to be Jennifer Love Hewitt part 2. Remember how she was photographed on a beach vacation in a bikini, and her thighs were, well, certainly voluptuous and cellulite was definitely on parade? She defended herself, saying she was perfectly healthy, and she loved her body. She cried out, "To all girls with butts, boobs, hips, and a waist, put on a bikini -- put it on and stay strong!" But then ... sigh ... she appeared on the cover of one of the tabloids, touting a dramatic weight loss.

UGHHHH!! It makes me want to pull out my hair. Yes, I get that people like J. Love and especially someone who is basically a professional sex symbol like Holly Madison are supposed to look a certain way to do their jobs as entertainers, but why does that certain way ALWAYS have to be pin-thin? Christina Hendricks, Beyonce, Kate Winslet, even Kim Kardashian ... how about those women as just a few stellar, curvaceous goddesses? (Yeah, like REAL goddesses, not whatever the hell Charlie Sheen thinks of as a goddess.) Their figures are still pretty much unattainable for the average, personal trainer-less, cooks-for-herself American woman, but at least they represent a little bit better what's healthy and real.

Holly told L&S that she's gotten healthier since first moving to Vegas (and likely since her weight became an "issue"). She says she won't give up sweets (good for her!) -- but is doing Pilates, 20-minute runs, and occasionally eating healthy pre-packaged meals. That sounds great! I really hope, though, that she can maintain a healthy perspective on the whole thing. Because the last thing any of us needs to see is the former Girl Next Door on the cover of US Weekly with a coverline blaring, "Here's How I Lost 15 Pounds of Fat in 3 Weeks!"

 

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