THE Playboy brand is known for its stunning Bunnies, always beaming when pictured on the arm of the late Hugh Hefner.
But not everyone who worked for the Playboy magnate claims they had such a good time in his iconic mansion.
A number of Playmates have spoken out about their lives in the world’s most famous bachelor pad, suggesting that it wasn’t all smiles behind the scenes.
Playboy Bunny Holly Madison offered a bleak description of her time living with Hugh.
“Everyone thinks that the infamous metal gate was meant to keep people out. But I grew to feel it was meant to lock me in,” she writes in her book, Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny.
Fellow Playmate Izabella St. James also claimed in her book that the experience wasn’t as pleasant as outsiders may be lead to believe.
In Bunny Tales: Behind Closed Doors at the Playboy Mansion, she explains that the girls would get their $1,000 (£750) allowance from Hugh Hefner himself every Friday.
She writes: “We had to go to Hef’s room, wait while he picked up all the dog poo off the carpet — and then ask for our allowance.
“We all hated this process. Hef would always use the occasion to bring up anything he wasn’t happy about in the relationship.
“Most of the complaints were about the lack of harmony among the girlfriends — or your lack of sexual participation in the ‘parties’ he held in his bedroom. “
“If we’d been out of town for any reason and missed one of the official ‘going out’ nights he wouldn’t want to give us the allowance. He used it as a weapon.”
And Carla’s twin, Melissa, added that there are strict rules all the women have to follow while they’re living in the 22-bedroom mansion.
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She said: “If you do something wrong, you’ll get an email. There’s a strict code of conduct. There are even rules about Instagram and Twitter.
“You’ve got to show everything in a good light and if you’re drunk in a picture you’ll be in trouble.”
Izabella also described “dirty” carpets in the mansion and the poor state of the girls’ rooms in her book.
She wrote: “Although we all did our best to decorate our rooms and make them homey, the mattresses on our beds were disgusting — old, worn and stained. The sheets were past their best too.”
Meanwhile, Holly Madison uses her book to offer another bleak perspective.
She writes: “Maybe it was the pot and the alcohol, but drowning myself seemed like the logical way to escape the ridiculous life I was leading.”
The Sun Online has contacted Playboy Enterprises for comment.
We also took you inside the notorious Playboy Mansion which eventually became stale and stained with dog poo.
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