Criss Angel: Holly Madison Is ‘Beautiful’

Criss Angel’s latest illusionist extravaganza may be receiving a lukewarm reception, but there still seems to be plenty of magic in his love life.

During the Friday opening of Angel’s new Cirque du Soleil show, Believe, Angel had profuse praise for his newest romantic assistant, former Hugh Hefner arm candy

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“This is one of the most special evenings for me in my life and I can not think of a more beautiful person, a more special person, inside and out, than Holly to spend it with,” Angel raved.

Asked how he first became involved with Madison, Angel recalled, “I got lucky. I didn’t have a date and so she said, ‘I’ll come’. She makes me look good.”

True that, Criss. Especially compared to some of the companions you’ve been seen running around with lately.