Backstage with Vegas’s Favorite Showgirl

By Holly Madison

Published on March 15, 2012

Credit: Landon Nordeman

There are so many great restaurants to choose from in Vegas when I'm going out, but before doing Peepshow, the Vegas-style burlesque show I've been starring in for the past three years, I always eat in my dressing room at Planet Hollywood. I have to be careful about when I eat—that I eat early enough so it doesn't bother me when I'm onstage, but late enough that I don't get too hungry while I'm out there. Often, I order in Rao's: I love their lemon roast chicken and spaghetti marinara. Or I'll get the delicious tomato soup from the Earl of Sandwich. I'm usually not alone; my dressing room's not a private place. I leave my door open so the rest of the cast feels free to come on in. And my manager's usually back there with me while I eat, talking about future projects and things we should be working on. When I do get alone time, I think about the show, and how lucky I am to get the chance to dance onstage. I love being in Peepshow. There's so much energy that I feel when I'm out there dancing. That's what I look forward to when I'm eating before a show—all that Vegas energy.

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