Who is Kendra Wilkinson?
Kendra Leigh Baskett was born on June 12th, 1985. She is an American television personality, businesswoman, glamour model, and author best known for her role as Hugh Hefner's three girlfriends and for her role on the reality television series, 'The Girls Next Door'. The series 'The Girls Next Door' documents her life in the Playboy Mansion. Her first reality series, Kendra, was aired in June 2009.
Born in San Diego, California, Baskett was born to parents Patti and Eric. She has a brother named Colin. Her mother has worked as a cheerleader for the Philadelphia Eagles. Her father, Eric has a degree in biochemistry and is the founder of many biotechnology companies. Her parents divorced in 1994 when Kendra Baskett was just 8 years old.
Baskett began working as a glamour model after she left high school. She is a diehard fan of Olive Garden's cuisine and describes it as her 'soul food'.
Kendra got engaged to Philadelphia Eagles Wide receiver Hank Baskett in 2008. It was announced in November, 2008 that the couple got engaged. Wilkinson later married Baskett in 2009, at the Playboy Mansion. On the wedding episode of Kendra reality TV Show, she revealed that she would be taking Baskett's last name. They reside in Calabasas, California with their family.
On June 11, 2009, Wilkinson announced that she and Baskett were expecting their first baby together. Their son, Hank Baskett IV, was born on December 11, 2009. Wilkinson revealed about her post-partum depression in an interview, "After giving birth, I never brushed my hair, my teeth, or took a shower," said Baskett. "I looked in the mirror one day and was really depressed." She said the reason could be her weight gain and the fact that her husband started playing too soon after their son's birth that she felt neglected. On October 31, 2013, Baskett announced that she was pregnant with her second child. Their daughter, Alijah Mary Baskett was born in 2014.
Baskett later featured in a spinoff of 'Girls Next Door' which was titled, Kendra. The TV Show documented her life after leaving the Playboy Mansion and also getting engaged to then Philadelphia Eagles receiver Hank Baskett. Tv Show, Kendra, was premiered on June 7, 2009, and quickly became one of the highest rated shows for the channel.
In 2010 she published a memoir titled, 'Sliding Into Home'.
Baskett was a contestant in the twelfth season of 'Dancing with the Stars'. Her partner in 'Dancing with the Stars' was Louis Van Amstel. She was eliminated in the seventh week of the show. Kendra launched her personal website KendraWilkinson.com in November 2011 where she connects with her fans and talks about her family life and kids.
'Baskett's True Hollywood Story' premiered on E! Entertainment Television in 2010. She discussed her struggles and tough road to stardom in the show.
Career in TV Shows
Career in Playboy:
Baskett started her initial career in 2004 to appear as a 'painted girl' at the Playboy Mansion. She met Hugh Hefner there who asked her to be one of his girlfriends. In a 2014 interview, Wilkinson explained about how she got linked with Playboy, "I was like, 'Hell yeah, I'm here!' I was living in this small-ass apartment with this ugly-ass bitch. I was praying for anything to get me out of there. I moved in and weeks went by and I didn't know that sex was involved. I knew nothing about Playboy, I'd just graduated high school."
TV Reality Show, 'The Girls Next Door':
She was featured on the E! reality television series, 'The Girls Next Door', which documented the lives of Hefner's then-girlfriends: Wilkinson, Holly Madison, and Bridget Marquardt. She left the Playboy Mansion in 2009 after she met her future husband, Hank Baskett, and then filmed her own spin-off reality show for E! called 'Kendra'.
Later on, she made numerous cameos on different programs such as 'Las Vegas' and 'Entourage'. In 2006, she appeared in the Playboy Special Editions 'Sexy 100'. She also had a cameo role in the 2006 film 'Scary Movie 4'.
Baskett always wanted to become a massage therapist or sports announcer. In December 2005, she became a regular blogger columnist at the website of the Philadelphia Eagles, for which her husband played and her mother worked as a professional cheerleader.
TV Show, 'Kendra on Top':
Baskett along with her family started a new reality show on WE tv titled, 'Kendra on Top'. It premiered June 5, 2012. The show continues to be aired in 2018.
In November 2014, Baskett appeared as a contestant on the 14th series of the UK reality TV series, 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!' She finished in sixth place in 'I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!'
On April 3, 2018, Kendra revealed on the Instagram social media account that she is going to divorce her husband, Hank Baskett.
Kendra Wilkinson is a rich business woman. She has amassed a net worth of $6 million dollars.
Kendra Wilkinson is quite active on her official Instagram page @kendra_wilkinson_baskett. She uploads a lot of her family pics and pics from her events on her Instagram page.