8 Questions With … Holly Madison

Holly Madison got her start as a model and television personality, and is best known for appearing as Hugh Hefner’s girlfriend on the reality series The Girls Next Door. Now, she’s back in the reality series Holly’s World, about her life as a performer in a Las Vegas burlesque show. The series airs Sundays on E!

1. What has been your strangest fan encounter?

Holly Madison: Sometimes people come up to you and act like they own you. Last night someone came up to me and grabbed my arm and said, “You’re Holly Madison — come take a picture with me.” That isn’t cool. You don’t just grab somebody.

2. What item can’t you travel without?

Obviously, my BlackBerry. It’s how I get all my business done.

3. What has been the hardest thing about working on your Vegas show Peepshow?

The schedule. It’s really grueling. It’s six nights a week and I don’t get any time off except for a week in September. I’m a headliner, so I can’t [bow] out. If I do, it’s hundreds of other people’s jobs. The schedule is really rough.

4. When do you tell those reality cameras to get lost?

I can’t. When I signed on to the show, I had to agree that it’s reality 100 percent and anytime they are around, I’m on.

5. What has been your favorite moment filming Holly’s World?

Just having a lot of fun around town. We got booted out of one of our favorite restaurants because people were acting so crazy. I haven’t seen any [episodes] yet, but I’m as excited to see the show as anyone else. I had a blast filming it.

6. What is your biggest regret that you would still do all over again?

I love everything about the way my life has turned out. I just wish I had achieved everything I’d achieved and know what I know now when I was five years younger. I feel that I just want to do more. I want to do it all. I want to do more in my career and settle down and have kids. There’s just so much I want to do.

7. What is the one thing people will be surprised to learn about you by watching Holly’s World?

They might be surprised to see how busy I keep myself. When people come and see Peepshow, they love it. But it’s definitely a show I work hard at. I’m on six nights a week. There’s dance numbers. It’s not like a Pussycat Dolls Las Vegas sort of thing, where they hire someone to come on and do some nonexistent routine in a champagne glass. I don’t just get drunk and show up. It’s not a club appearance; it’s a full-time job.

8. What three adjectives best describe Hugh Hefner?

Smart. Friendly. Imaginative.

Holly Madison stars in Holly’s World, airing Sundays on E!