Thursday, People Magazine announced that Holly Madison was insuring her breasts with Lloyd’s of London for $1 million.
Okay, maybe a bit tacky, but honestly not all that unusual. Ginger Rogers’ legs were insured for $500,000 and, according to IMDB, even wrapped with boards and padding for a fight scene during the filming of Vivacious Lady. Yes, Ginger Rogers in a fight scene. Hey, it was the 1930s and Ginger had another project on the calendar.
I know, I know. It’s a publicity stunt. But what struck me about the article was Holly’s justification for the insurance. You see, if Ginger Rogers had broken a leg, she couldn’t perform her art. The motion picture studio would be left with an incredible dancer who couldn’t dance. And that’s a tragedy.
But if Holly Madison somehow manages to injure one of her breasts (or heaven forbid, BOTH of them!) what really is the loss to the world of art? According to Madison herself, she was only protecting the cast and crew of her topless Vegas production, Peepshow.
“I’ve heard about people getting body parts insured and I thought, why not?, because if anything happened to my boobs, I’d be out for a few months and I’d probably be out a million dollars.”
And their not even her own boobs. I mean, I assume they’re paid for and everything. Peepshow brings in some hard cash. But they’re definitely not original equipment. So basically Lloyd’s of London is insuring 2 bags of silicone or saline for a million bucks.
Do you think I could get anything for my thighs?