, Bridget Marquardt
, and Kendra Wilkinson
may have wrapped up their stint on The Girls Next Door
but that doesn't mean that their friendship has already expired. According to People
, the girls are all out in giving their support to Holly as she attempts to win the crowd on Dancing with the Stars
. But that's not all. Playboy
founder Hugh Hefner
also proves that there are no hard feelings between him and his former number 1 girlfriend Holly as he was actually the one who informed Holly that she had been selected to replace the injured Jewel
on the ABC hit series.
“I called her and gave her the news on Monday,” Hefner told People
at the launch of Bridget Marquardt's new show, Bridget's Sexiest Beaches
, on the Travel Channel. “She had a week to prepare, less then a week.”
“It's remarkable when you think about, the beginning of that relationship with all three of the girls and the beginning of the television show and then to have it all come to with everyone I'm so proud of them,” added Hefner, who admitted he voted for Madison “many times.”
Aside from Hefner, former co-stars Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson also gushed about Madison's dancing skills.
“I think that fact that she's had ballroom dancing classes before and was a cheerleader in high school, I think that will bring a lot to the table,” Marquardt said. “I know she has tenacity. I know she'll stick with it and give it her all.”
Wilkinson, on the other hand, thinks that Madison's salsa experience will help her linger on in the competition.
“I think people get on her and think she doesn't know how to dance — but hip-hop dances she needs to work on, but ballroom dancing she's great at, she has great feet,” said Wilkinson, who would also welcome her own chance at Dancing with the Stars
in the future.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of AP)