Bridget Marquardt is detailing her strategy when it came to being intimate with Hugh Hefner.
While on Heather McDonald's Juicy Scoop podcast this week, the former "Girls Next Door" star spoke about attending parties at the famed Playboy Mansion before she caught Hef's wandering eye. Eventually, he asked her out, but Bridget turned him down.
"I was like, oh no, I've heard stories about what went on. I just really want to be a Playmate, that's why I'm here," she said. "He was very gracious and nice about it, everything was fine."
In time, Bridget's career wasn't taking off, so she took the Playboy magnate up on his offer, thinking, "What do I have to lose?" Soon, she found herself following Hef into his bedroom with a swath of other women.
"The first night I was like, 'I'm not ready yet, I'm not going to do anything I don't want to do,'" she said. "It's not like I never would have done that with him, but I wasn't ready in the moment."
However, other women pressured her to become sexual with Hef, claiming Bridget's Playboy days would essentially be over if she backed out.
"I was still just gonna watch and then [one of the women] was like, 'Aren't you gonna go?' It's like, 'You need to go.' And I was like, 'I would rather not.' And she's like, 'Well, then you probably won't be invited back,'" she recalled. "So then I was like, 'Okay.' And I'd seen what everybody else was doing, so I knew that this was like a 10 second thing. I mean, definitely no more than a minute."
After her first encounter with Hef, Bridget drew up a plan and made it a point to be the first woman the magazine titan slept with on a given evening.
"There was no way I wanted going after other people," she said. "If there's new girls coming up, which there often were, like, I just wanted to be first and be done. And I felt like that was the cleanest way to be in and out of it."
Holly, who appeared on the podcast with Bridget, added, "I felt everybody was just trying to get it done as quickly as possible, the whole process."