Holly Madison knows a thing or two about reinvention.
A decade ago, the former Girls Next Door star stunned fans of the Playboy-centric series when she announced that her time as one of Hugh Hefner's girlfriends had come to its end—though, as it later played out on the fifth season of the E! series, 2008 was a time of transition for all of Hef's girls. But none more so than for Madison, who finally had to let go of whatever dream she once had of making an honest man out of the legendary publishing icon and set out on finding her own path. (His admitted inability to have children, too, proved to be a non-negotiable for her.)
So, she hightailed it out of Los Angeles for Las Vegas and began to build a world of her own. (Naturally, her spinoff series, which ran on E! for two seasons, was called Holly's World.)
"I moved into the Playboy mansion right when I was in the middle of college. I didn't date like a normal person in my 20s; I wasn't pursuing a normal career or getting to know myself in the ways that most people do when they're in the real world," she told Broadly in 2016. "When I moved out at age 29, I felt like I was coming out of college almost. I was having the experiences that most people have in their 20s—finally."