As the star of Las Vegas' Peepshow revue, Holly Madison strips down to just a thong and shimmies her way across the stage six nights a week. But flash back eight years, when taking off her top was a major no-no for Holly. "I always stuffed my bra," she confided to Life & Style before her Aug. 21 performance. "In fact, I had a boyfriend for years, and we moved so slowly. We didn't have sex for a long time because I had to gradually bring down my bra size so he wouldn't find out I stuffed my bra!"
While Holly had wanted bigger boobs since high school, it wasn't until after she began dating Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and moved into his Bunny-filled LA mansion that she finally got breast implants, in 2001. "Living with Hef brought down my self-esteem a lot," she tells Life & Style. "I was comparing myself to the other girls. Hef always said he didn't want me to get anything done." But in 2003, the bombshell had rhinoplasty. Holly hadn't thought twice about her nose until she started getting photographed at her new digs.
Once she'd captured her dream physique, the 5-foot-7 stunner began steadily claiming the spotlight. She starred in the E! reality show The Girls Next Door, landed a spot on season eight of Dancing With the Stars and now headlines Peepshow. "Plastic surgery made it easier for me to get things I wanted in my career," says Holly, 30. "Without it, I wouldn't be where I am today."
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