Holly Madison is getting her own reality TV show.

The former Playboy Playmate will start shooting 'Planet Holly' in Las Vegas on October 12, and insists the new show will be "empowering" and fun.

She explained: "It will have some docu-drama, but it's the perfect excuse for me to be normal in a light-hearted comedy romp.

"'Planet Holly' also will have an empowering message for women showing that however crazy the ideas you might have, they can be achieve.

"Growing up in Oregon, I had crazy dreams. I'd see Pamela Anderson or Jenny McCarthy on TV and say I'd like to do that, too. I wanted to go off on the adventure. I dreamed of being a sex symbol as a showgirl in Las Vegas - and it all came true!"

Holly - who found fame when she began dating Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner, who she split from last year - also wants to help young girls realise they can achieve their dreams if they work hard enough.

Referring to the burlesque production 'Peepshow' she has been starring in, Holly added: "Just because I've wound up in 'Peepshow' on the Vegas Strip, I'm not stopping, and I've set myself five more things to achieve in life. I will never stop setting new goals because I'm having fun living life."