Model Carla Howe recently revealed in an Instagram post how she believes she got lucky with Hugh Hefner and his Playboy Mansion, saying she did not get to see his dark side. There have been less shocking but more gruesome revelations regarding Hefner and his mansion in the A&E docu-series ‘Secrets of Playboy’ where models and ex-girlfriends have given their account of what went on behind the scenes.
I guess me and my sister were lucky because when we went there, he was with Crystal [Harris]. He wasn’t trying to have sex or any of those things.
The Sun U.S. reports regarding what she said about her experience at the Playboy Mansion saying, “It is shocking seeing some of the things people are saying about Hef, but at the same time I just feel lucky because I didn’t get to see the dark side and I’m so glad he didn’t try it on at all. There was never a time when he was pervy, not once. He was like my granddad from another lifetime. I knew there wasn’t going to be s*** going down.”
She also added, “The allegations made against him in the documentary, I can’t comment on, but there were a lot of rules in place. We’re just lucky we had all of the amazing parties. Shout out to Destiny, you were my sister there. Yeah at least we had the parties, they turned up. I lived there for a while and it was fly as f***. I’m really excited for the show to come out. Stay tuned. It’s going to be a lot of madness from what I’ve seen. Hopefully, this isn’t going to be the next big scandal in the news because I never saw that part of it. We just had an amazing time, went to some lit parties, and shot all over LA.”
The ‘Secrets of Playboy’ series has brought attention back to the famous Playboy Mansion and how things were like for people living and working with Hugh Hefner. He bought and lived in the mansion located at Holmby Hills, LA, from 1974 till his death in 2017, at the age of 91. There have been no new residents over there since he died.
It had not been taken care of since 2017 falling into major disrepair, with sources even claiming that it was looted and robbed after Hefner’s death. He also allegedly sold the mansion for $100million in 2016 but was allowed to live there until his death. The controversial mansion has been famous for its ‘Playboy Bunnies’, Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson.
Madison is the one who revealed intimate details about her time working and living at the Playboy Mansion, sparking the response from Howe. Madison first went to the mansion when she was just 20-year-old, revealing now that she was drawn to Hefner, even while not being physically attracted to him, because she never connected with guys her own age.
“I think I was drawn to try and be in the spotlight because I felt like if I could be famous, that would be a shortcut to feeling a connection with people,” Madison said in the premiere of ‘Secrets of Playboy’. She revealed details about the traumatic first night she had sex with Playboy magazine founder and how she felt about the whole ordeal, “I wasn’t necessarily expecting to have sex that night, I thought it would be more of a, like, first date — even though obviously it’s not a very traditional first date,” adding, “I wasn’t necessarily expecting to have sex that night and I definitely was not expecting to be the first one to go that night but I was wasted, he was literally pushed on top of me, and after it happened, I was just mortified and embarrassed and it had way more of an emotional impact on me than I thought it would.”