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When we last left #1 Hef Honey Holly Madison, she was skeptical of his 60-years-younger fiancée Crystal Harris: “She’s a mysterious character. No one knows much about her” (Battle of the Bikinis, below}.

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But the one who really had a “mysterious” side to her was the blonde who initiated Holly into Hefner’s harem, his lover of long-standing she called ‘Vicky.’  

That seems most likely to be the same Swede who helped break up the Playboy publisher’s marriage to Kimberley Conrad … namely, his hand-picked 1997 Playmate of the Year Victoria Silvstedt.

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“The girlfriends, and Vicky, it seemed to me in particular,” Madison maintains in her book Down the Rabbit Hole, “were desperate to bring as many girls up into the bedroom as possible. With more ‘fresh meat’ available for Hef, it was less likely that they’d be called upon to have sex with their ‘boyfriend’ as often.”  

And it might well have served a larger purpose—the sideline that evidently was Victoria’s biggest ‘Secret’!

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That’s VS’s recent Twitter tribute to her mentor (above left) beside a rare PMOY issue signed by both when they were an ‘item.’

“I remember feeling shitty about {her initial orchestrated sex romp} the next day,” Holly Madison recalls. “But Vicky escorted me back to the master bedroom.” And the key word might be “escort.”  

For despite the “fun facts” Hef headlined about the surprisingly well-heeled (below left), jet-setting yacht fixture (below right), some important information was omitted.

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Such as recurring rumors that the globe-trotter was ‘playing ball’ with paying ballers … named by several sources as “a high-class call girl” (below left) who commanded up to six figures to spend the night in clients’ ritzy hotel rooms (below right).

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And despite all the ‘green’ passing hands, the evidence appeared to be in black & white. As the Daily News summarized a passage in Holly’s 2015 tell-all book: “Vicky, the girlfriend who was most eager to recruit young blondes for Hefner, was also turning out his other paramours and Playmates for a notorious Hollywood prostitution ring, writes Madison.”  

Headed by mother-of-two Michelle Braun … whose ‘cover’ was blown {and no, she didn’t have her escorts use condoms for BJs} when she “agreed to fly a girl from Los Angeles to New York to meet a client who was an FBI undercover agent” in 2009.  

Dubbed ‘The Sex Queen of L.A.,” Braun boasts: “I was arguably the most successful madam in the history of the world”—filling the slot opened up when ‘Hollywood Madam’ Heidi Fleiss was jailed in 1997. “I only worked with famous women—Playboy Playmates (below left), Penthouse Pets, porn stars, actresses, models.”

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And when none of the above was available, mam•nificent Michelle (above right) filled in … getting $60,000 for “an all-nighter.”

“She was the first person to really use the Internet to offer prostitutes,” admires a top client of her website, Nici’s Girls. “Prosecutors uncovered a sophisticated prostitution ring,” reported the Daily Mail. “Braun, 31, charged men over $1,500 just to register with her site, before they would even get to see photos of available women.”  

Which looked like a who’s-who of you know who’s! “Hef couldn’t keep any of his girlfriends in the Mansion,” Michelle mused. “At one time, seven of the eight girls living in the Mansion were working for me.”  

Among those that the blog Oh No They Didn’t declares were Hef’s housemates yet hookers at the time Holly lived there were centerfolds Christi Shake {Miss May 2002, below left, who openly escorts at The Erotic Review} and Miss November 2000 Buffy Tyler (below right).

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As well as March 2002 gatefold girl Tina Jordan (below left) and potential ‘ringleader’ Tiffany Holliday {October 2001 Playmate, below right}.

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And here’s Tiff and Tina when each was the “top girl” in Hef’s harem during 2001 and 2003, respectively:

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Madison confirms the connection between Hef’s consorts and Nici’s escorts when she writes in her bio, as reported by ThoughtCatalog.com, “So many of Hef’s girlfriends were also involved in escorting and prostitution that he eventually demanded to see everyone’s passports and kicked everyone out who had been to Turkey recently (a hub of escort clients).  

“There’s a theory that famed madam Michelle Braun had planted one of her girls among the harem to recruit Hef’s honeys for her escort service. Holly believes this is true and she knows who the girlfriend is.”  

Boasted Braun: “I had one of his girlfriends in the Mansion just to recruit for me” … and after Michelle’s bust {her mugshot at top left, below}, Victoria’s Secret was out (next to it). And it looked like someone else was ‘going down’ as well (bottom right in St. Tropez)!

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Court records revealed Nici’s Girls “stable of 70 women”—with the name Victoria Silvstedt 2nd from bottom on page 2 (above left)—along with her address, direct phone and social security number {for payment purposes, but blacked out here for privacy purposes}.  

Porn stars Kelly L. Cook {Kelly Jaye} and Sheila E. Young {aka Victoria Paris} also ended up being on the same page as ‘Vicky.’

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Further evidence was the statement of expensive escort ‘Kristen’—actually Ashley Dupré, the hooker whose $4,300 cash liaison with New York Governor Eliot Spitzer on 2/13/08 led to his resignation—who “mentioned Victoria Silvstedt, a Swedish free spirit and former Miss Sweden who was named 1997 Playmate of the Year, and that she was purportedly paid $30,000 a day to accept private clients in Dubai. ‘What girl is going to turn that down?’ asks Kristen.”  

Apparently not ‘Vicky’ … since a private investigator reported after “several dozen electronic searches commissioned by Michelle Braun to screen potential escorts and clients—mainly to see if they could they could pay the freight”—that “Silvstedt was one of the first ones on her list. And Nici {Braun} clearly stated to me that she had a client who was described by her as a dot-com millionaire, a young kid who was only like 18 or 19 years old, who was willing to pay a quarter of a million dollars to spend a night with the Playmate of the Year.  

“I don’t know whether she went through with it,” the private eye elaborated, “although I’m assuming she did, since later on I heard rumors. The thing about Nici is that she said for the right amount of money, she could talk anybody into anything. She felt like everybody had their price.”  

Blogger Moe Jackson speculated in a recurring series what Silvstedt’s might be

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… even circling back to Spitzer (bottom right) in a costly tie-in after she left Europe to live in Manhattan.

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And once back in the Big Apple—a year after Eliot’s episode—her reputation {and rates} only grew … as documented in this forum thread for Yahoo! Answers on 9/5/09:

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Just two months later, Michelle Braun—after avoiding jail with a plea bargain to pay a fine of $30,000 {one night in Dubai for Victoria, according to reports} and 6 months of home confinement {with easy access to her computer}—announced she was planning a book, with the teaser: “Playmates Doubled as Call Girls.”

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Actor Mickey Rourke appears just 5 places below Silvstedt on the madam’s V.I:P. list—and cheek to cheek with her, above left—while Michelle calls client/lover Tommy Lee “my boy” (above right).  

So perhaps she lent/hired Victoria out to him when the two canoodled in a club that same year!

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Let’s not forget he’d been infamously married to ‘the one that got away’ from Hefner, Pamela Anderson.  

Asked if she and Lee had ‘hooked up,’ Silvstedt stated that her “workload is an obstacle to meeting men {at least, off the clock}. I’m back and forth between Paris and Rome so I’m like a ping-pong ball.”  

No word on whether a certain New York neighbor of hers won the lottery …  

“The identities of Braun’s clients have not been revealed,” the Daily Mail noted in June 2009, “but her lawyer said they include big names {perhaps even ‘uuuge’}. ‘Let’s just say you’d be shocked,’ said Marc Nurik.”  

Just after last year’s presidential election, Victoria told a Norwegian talk show audience she had ‘dumped Trump’ when he tried hard to date her.

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“He started sending me flowers—he found out where I was and started sending me things,” the reputed high-end hooker related. “He was after me a little bit {causing host Fredrik Skavlan’s eyebrows to raise ‘a little bit’}. But it wasn’t my ‘thing’ at all,” she laughed. “Must’ve been the toupée thing.”  

He “was kind of obnoxious,” the former Playmate continued. “But you know how a man is—when you say no they say go! Actually,” she admitted, “I did meet him once.”  

Sleuth suggests she make that twice …

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And they did have loads in common: Trump owned pageants, Vic competed in them—elected Miss Sweden she made the top 10 in the 1993 Miss World competition. Plus, she’d been an Olympic hopeful alpine skier—like the Donald’s first wife, Ivana {‘an alternate on the Czech ski team during the 1972 Winter Olympics’}.  

And they shared something else: “I was roommates with his wife, Melania,” Silvstedt says. “We lived together in Paris {she appeared to be choosing her words very carefully on the late 2016 talk show}. We both started together as [air quotes] ‘struggling models’.”  

Let’s be franc … while Melania has refuted rumors she met Trump while working as an escort, her Parisian (not so) flat•mate—both got expensive breast implants at the around the same time while ‘struggling’ to make ends meet—has shown up in the book of a busted international madam and never refuted the many claims she worked as a call girl. Just sayin’

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Sometimes the Big Apple doesn’t fall far from the ‘V’ (or ‘T’).  

“Melania knew what she wanted in life,” Victoria confided after the 2016 election. “The aim was to get money, power and fame. She even said, ‘One day I will be more famous than Sophia Loren, her idol. And look at her now. You go, girl!”  

But could the Swede now be in the Slovenian’s place had she given Trump a ‘go’?

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“I accepted a lunch date with him,” is all she’ll say on the subject, “but that was the end of it. He was all about, ‘I’m the best, I’m the greatest … me, me, me.’ And being from Sweden, that’s not … happening.”  

So what’s happening with her now?  

“Confirmed: Victoria is a Prostituting Whore,” reads a headline on Moe Jackson’s Bastardly blog. Euro not kidding …

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“There are very few hot celebs out there who will publicly whore themselves,” the article alleges, “so we’re gonna assume this little dude paid a shit load of money to make this all possible. I mean, after all, she allowed him to fucking EAT HER OUT in public, for God’s sake!” (below left).

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Added Drunken Stepfather: “Victoria Silvstedt’s only responsibility in life is to stay fit, and fuckable, cuz she’s on payroll from some Greek shipping tycoon billionaire (above right). Cuz that’s just how escorts work.”  

And what other Playboy escorts worked for ‘The Sex Queen of L.A.,’ you may ask? Why, none other than Hef’s twin flames who shared his bed from 1999-2000, Sandy and Mandy Bentley (below left)—and whose names and numbers showed up consecutively on the Nici’s Girls roster (bottom right) … as well as accompanied by blurred photos in a subsequent ad for City Source, a major escort agency.

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As reported in the New York Daily News in June 2015: “Mandy and Sandy Bentley, the bodacious twins who made the cover of Playboy during their tour of duty as Hef’s girlfriends (below left), were among other Playmates said to work for Braun’s escort service, Nici’s Girls” {tat’s them, below right}!

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“Hef had a thing for twins … I think he loved Sandy,” believes Izabella St. James, who also shared their bed around the turn of the Millennium. “I definitely think he was genuine about his feelings for her. But from what I was told by the mansion staff, Sandy and Mandy had caused Hef a lot of heartache and grief—like when he learned Sandy was cheating on him while still sharing his bed.”  

That was with stock market whiz kid Mark Yagalla … who calls Sandy Bentley “the most expensive girl I’ve ever met in my life.” Asked how much he spent on her, Yagalla gulps, “About $6 to $7 million.”  

And how did he manage to pay for this? “I was taking client money and there were no boundaries”—until he was reined in with a 5-year sentence for securities fraud.  

As reporter Benjamin Wallace wrote in a Philadelphia magazine cover story on the scam: “Mandy and Sandy had to call Hefner every day to check in. The publisher paid the Bentley Twins $100,000 each--$80,000 more than the going rate—for their nude layout in the May 2000 issue of Playboy.” The three Girls Next Door ladies (Holly, Bridget and Kendra) only got $25,000 for their shoot.  

“In April 2000,” Wallace relates, “the Bentleys and Hefner appeared throughout the media, from The Daily Show to Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Flanked by the twins in matching hot-pink cowboy hats (below left), Hefner swaggeringly maintained the façade of a relationship, gushing about the power of Viagra. (The heterosexual icon, Sandy told Yagalla, had trouble finding satisfaction through intercourse; instead he liked the girls to pleasure each other, below right, while he masturbated and watched gay porn.)”

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His subsequent set of twin lovers, Karissa and Kristina Shannon, said the publisher’s penchant for popping the blue pills “left him almost completely deaf” {a known side erect}, but Karissa confided: “He said that he would rather have sex than have his hearing.”  Whaaat?

“I didn’t realize I was addicted to sex until I stole Hugh Hefner’s girlfriend, Sandy Bentley (below left),” youthful Yagalla (together below right) reflected in a September 2014 article.

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“When I met Sandy, I asked her if it was true Hefner was her boyfriend. She replied, ‘He wishes’ … but later admitted to me that she did have sex with him. When the girls were in Beverly Hills and staying at the Mansion, they hated the nights they went out with Hefner. That was the night he took his Viagra and expected sex,” Yagalla explains. “Sex with Hefner involved lathering him in baby oil and then taking turns on top of him. That was the only position.  

“He was into the whole sister fantasy. Sandy said that Mandy deserved an Academy Award for how well she faked it {remember Vicky’s whispered ‘fake the fuck!’ advice}. The sisters never did anything together” … except ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange with their boss in 2000 {below left, ironic considering Sandy’s secret lover’s securities scam} … but Hefner thought they did” (below right).

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One night, Holly Madison writes in her book, “Vicky invited me into her room to regale me with stories of Playmates who made ‘thousands of dollars’ a night. ‘Everybody does it,’ Vicky claimed before asking, ‘Do you think that’s something you might be interested in?’”

As recounted in the Daily News: “Madison says she realized Vicky was recruiting for Hollywood madam Michelle Braun, who was later indicted for prostitution and money laundering" the Playmate booty

Sandy and Mandy Bentley didn’t turn tail and run (below left) when approached to cuckold Hef with paying clients … but insist they never performed a paid threesome with each other (below right).

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Though they might’ve filmed one for fun!

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Asked recently if Mark Yagalla was in love with Sandy,” madam Michelle Braun replies, “Madly in love.”  

And was Sandy in love with him? “Madly in love with his money.”  

That’s how these Pay for Play(boy) pursuits usually ENDbutt let’s hope Hef got his money’s worth when the Bentley Twins put on a show for him!

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