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Holly Madison opens up about 'pressure' to strip on OnlyFans due to Playboy past
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Holly Madison opens up about 'pressure' to strip on OnlyFans due to Playboy past

"If you feel like you need the money, there could be that pressure to push that boundary"

Playboy star Holly Madison has revealed what her experience was like using OnlyFans.

The model, TV personality and resident of the infamous Playboy mansion dated magazine publisher Hugh Hefner for several years before they parted ways in 2008.

After leaving the life of Playboy behind her, Madison went on to start an OnlyFans account, however, followers and fans of the star weren't quite as quick to forget her history as a Playmate. The reputation of her former role lead subscribers to hold certain expectations when it came to the type of content she produced.

Madison became Hefner's 'main girlfriend' around six months into her time living in the mansion - Madison aged 21 at the time and Hefner 75.

The now-44-year-old has opened up about her experiences within the mansion in her book Down the Rabbit Hole as well as A&E documentary Secrets of a Playboy, describing her relationship with the publisher as 'toxic'.

She went on to host TV series The Playboy Murders, which delves into the lives of her and several other models who ended up in the mansion, investigating murders which crossed paths with Playboy.

And now, Madison has launched a new crime series called Lethally Blonde looking at other cases involving models, while also opening up about her experiences since leaving the Playboy mansion, including her experience with OnlyFans.

Madison was one of Hefner's girlfriends.
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In the series, Madison explains she had an OnlyFans page for 'a couple of years,' as quoted by the Daily Express.

She reflects: "I think one of the things about OnlyFans that appeals to people is that you're doing it independently. You can do it your way."

However, Madison soon found out it's not always easy to do it strictly 'your way' as she ended up receiving an influx of 'DMs' and 'interactions' from her 'regular fans' requesting more explicit photographs.

Madison's Playboy shoots led her OnlyFans subscribers to have certain expectations.
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Madison posted pictures in lingerie and bikinis on her OnlyFans, however, having gone fully nude for Playboy in the past, some subscribers were asking for her to bare all.

She says: "I wasn't going to go there, but I can imagine how, if you feel like you need the money, there could be that pressure to push that boundary."

Madison has previously spoken out about her nude photoshoots for Playboy. In an episode of her podcast Girl Next Door with fellow former playmates Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson, she explained the shoots 'always felt kind of funny' and 'not sexy' and it wasn't until 'years later' she realised the photographs were 'pretty pornographic'.

Madison didn't release nudes on OnlyFans.
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While noting she's 'not embarrassed' about the photos being out there, Madison added 'the context' of the shoots is important and at the time, the idea of being in Playboy was 'almost more of a beauty type thing rather than 'I wanna be sexy'.

Madison resolves: "And I think other people kind of interpreted it that way. Like, they think if you’re going in Playboy, you’re advertising that you’re available and you’re so sexual.

"I’m not dumb, I know people are looking at it for arousal purposes, but I don’t know.

"I think there’s some people out there that really get the wrong idea and think that you are putting yourself out there as somebody who’ll f**k anybody."

Topics: Celebrity, Hugh Hefner, Mental Health, OnlyFans, Sex and Relationships, US News