Kendra Wilkinson
Birth Date:
Birth Place:
San Diego, California
5' 4
Famous for:
Her role on the E! reality series 'The Girls Next'
actress, model, TV personality
Clairemont High School, San Diego, California, USA (graduated in 2003)
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The Girls Next Door


“Being in Playboy definitely changed my life because I get to meet the people I want to meet and they all know who I am, and it's like the best feeling in the world when they know who I am.” Kendra Wilkinson

Playboy model Kendra Wilkinson is widely recognized as Hugh Hefner's third girlfriend, after Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt, on the reality series “The Girls Next Door.” She has also guest starred in such TV shows as "Las Vegas," "Entourage," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," and "General Hospital," and appeared in the films "Scary Movie 4" (2006) and "The House Bunny" (2008).

“Hef saved me, basically. He kind of took my life and made it into something.” Kendra Wilkinson

After leaving the Playboy Mansion, 5' 4" Kendra became engaged to Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett and plans to marry him at the Playboy Mansion this summer.


Childhood and Family:

“There is nothing better than a bunch of balls hanging down from your door!” Kendra Wilkinson

In San Diego, California, Kendra Leigh Wilkinson was born on June 12, 1985, to Patti Wilkinson, who was originally from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and had been a cheerleader for the Philadelphia Eagles football team, and Eric Wilkinson, who left the family when Kendra was 4 years old. The elder of two children, Kendra has one younger brother, Colin Wilkinson.

Kendra spent her formative years in Clairemont, a middle-class community in central San Diego, and graduated from Clairemont High School, in San Diego, California, in 2003. She played softball with the Clairemont Bobby Sox. She also attended massage therapy school five days a week and graduated in 2006.

On October 31, 2008, Kendra became engaged to Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett (born on September 4, 1982). The wedding ceremony is set to be held at the Playboy Mansion on June 27, 2009.

In her free time, Kendra, who loves pigs, enjoys playing with her two dogs, Martini and Rascal.

Playboy Mansion


“I was living day by day working as a dental assistant, living on Easy Mac and Spaghettios.” Kendra Wilkinson (before meeting Hefner)

After high school, Kendra Wilkinson began working as a model. She also briefly worked at Papa John's pizza and became an office assistant for a dentist. At age 18, she had breast implant surgery with money she saved from working two jobs.

“I didn't know much about the world of Playboy before I moved to Los Angeles from San Diego, but I took to it right away.” Kendra Wilkinson

Not long after, a professional photographer photographed her in some bikini photo shots, one which arrived on Hugh Hefner's desk and caught his attention. She was subsequently invited to attend his exclusive 78th birthday celebration and arrived wearing nothing but body paint. Hefner, who usually approached potential girlfriends via intermediaries, actually called Kendra himself and asked if she'd like to live at the Playboy Mansion to be one of his girlfriends-in-residence.

She recalled, "I first met him at his birthday party and a month later, I officially moved in."

Hefner also remembered, “I met her at the party and in the days immediately afterward I called her and said, 'This may be presumptuous, but I know you're in college and you're going to be off during the summer. If you have any interest, I'd love to have you come up and stay here at the mansion.”

Kendra promptly accepted the invitation and became the youngest girlfriend of the Playboy founder. She then appeared as a centerfold in Playboy magazine and starred in the cable television reality series “The Girls Next Door,” opposite Hefner and his other two girlfriends, Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt.

“I don't necessarily enjoy putting on makeup or getting my nails done, but life at the Mansion perfectly suits me.” Kendra Wilkinson

Kendra's favorite night of the year at the Playboy Mansion is “Fight Night,” where there is a professional boxing match held on the mansion grounds. She recalled, “I love watching boxing with Hef and rooting for my favorite football teams.”

Kendra was also spotted as a guest in an episode of NBC’s drama "Las Vegas," HBO’s original series "Entourage," HBO’s sitcom "Curb Your Enthusiasm," and ABC’s soap opera "General Hospital." She also appeared as herself in "The Tyra Banks Show," "E! True Hollywood Story," "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," "Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "The Apprentice," "Howard Stern on Demand," "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "WWF Raw Is War," "Last Call with Carson Daly," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Today," "Celebrity Family Feud," "Living Lohan," and "How I Met Your Mother." On the big screen, she could be seen in the genre parody “Scary Movie 4” (2006). Recently, she appeared in the romantic comedy film "The House Bunny" (2008), starring Anna Faris as a Playboy bunny kicked out of the Playboy Mansion.

A huge fan of rap/hip-hop music, Kendra showed her creative side as a rapper on MTV's “Celebrity Rap Superstar,” rapping to Ludacris’ “Fantasy.” She also appeared in Akon's music video “Smack That” and in Nickelback's music video of “Rockstar” with her “Girls Next Door” co-stars Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt.

Kendra is currently filming her own show and working on her new clothing line.


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