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Holly Madison Quits Job as Playboy Editor

Model and television personality Holly Madison (L) and illusionist Criss Angel arrive at a special screening of the Lionsgate film, "Repo! The Genetic Opera" at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino November 6, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Girls Next Door enthusiasts will fondly remember Holly Madison's stint as a Playboy editor, thoughtfully studying fake breasts and giving her seal of approval with lines like: "She looks hot, yayyy."

Sadly, the show is dead, and so is Holly's magazine career. She posted on her Celebrity MySpace page yesterday:
So it's out on the gossip sites that I quit my job at Playboy, which is true. I quit for several reasons: 1. I moved to Vegas and that job doesn't pay enough to make a commute worthwhile ( I never cared about the salary when I got the job-I made my money doing Girls Next Door and I just did the job because I loved it.) 2. After two years of it, I no longer found it challenging. It got to be routine, which was sad for me, since I was initially so passionate about the job and the creative aspects involved. 3. It was awkward. Not that anyone tried to make it awkward or didn't treat me fairly . . . it just was.

It annoys me when people call the job fake as if it was just a set up for the show. If I had wanted a fake career for Girls Next Door I would have stuck with the jewelry line because that required very little of my time. I spent way more than full time directing shoots, editing, making mock layouts and approving retouching.

So as you can imagine, when one is trying to move on with their life, it isn't beneficial to spend so much time on something that doesn't pay much and sadly enough is no longer rewarding to you.

But I loved my job while I had it, appreciate the opportunity and the experience greatly and wish whoever takes my place the best.

Love-Holly
For a celebrity blog post, this actually sounds pretty sincere. Madison's move to Las Vegas is no mystery - that's where new love Criss Angel is performing his 'illusionist' tricks five nights a week at the Luxor Hotel. She and Angel joined their families together for the holidays, so it sounds like things are getting serious. I wonder if Criss didn't care much for Holly spending her work days with 82-year-old ex-boyfriend Hugh Hefner? Now that's awkward.

  • Holly Madison in Premiere Of Lionsgate&squot;s "Repo! The Genetic Opera" - Arrivals
  • Holly Madison in Premiere Of Lionsgate&squot;s "Repo! The Genetic Opera" - Arrivals
  • Holly Madison in Premiere Of Lionsgate&squot;s "Repo! The Genetic Opera" - Arrivals
  • Holly Madison in Premiere Of Lionsgate&squot;s "Repo! The Genetic Opera" - Arrivals
  • Holly Madison in Premiere Of Lionsgate&squot;s "Repo! The Genetic Opera" - Arrivals
  • Holly Madison in Premiere Of Lionsgate&squot;s "Repo! The Genetic Opera" - Arrivals
  • Holly Madison in Premiere Of Lionsgate&squot;s "Repo! The Genetic Opera" - Arrivals
  • Holly Madison in Premiere Of Lionsgate&squot;s "Repo! The Genetic Opera" - Arrivals

Source: Us Weekly
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