Kendra Wilkinson Reality TV - Born 12 Jun 1985 - A native of Southern California who was born and raised in San Diego, Playboy model and Hugh Hefner girlfriend Kendra Wilkinson attended Clairemont High School and then accepted a position as a dental assistant, when her photograph landed on Hefner's desk and caught his attention. A mutual acquaintance subsequently contacted Wilkinson on Hefner's behalf and invited her to attend his exclusive 78th birthday celebration as body-painted entertainment for the party. Not long after, Hefner invited her to move into the Playboy mansion as one of his girlfriends-in-residence, an invitation she promptly accepted. She then appeared as a centerfold in Playboy magazine and starred, opposite Hefner, Holly Madison, and Bridget Marquardt, in the E! network reality series The Girls Next Door. Wilkinson also appeared opposite Madison in the genre parody Scary Movie 4. She got her own reality show, Kendra, in 2009, and competed in the 12th season of Dancing With the Stars in 2011. In 2012, she left the E! network, launching a new reality show, Kendra on Top, on WEtv.
Biography by Nathan Southern
Kendra Wilkinson Reality TV - Date of Birth 12 June 1985, San Diego, California, USA
Birth Name Kendra Leigh Wilkinson
Height 5' 4¼" (1.63 m)
Mini Bio (1) Kendra Wilkinson was born on June 12, 1985 in San Diego, California, USA as Kendra Leigh Wilkinson. She is a producer and actress, known for The Girls Next Door (2005), The House Bunny (2008) and Kendra on Top (2012). She has been married to Hank Baskett since June 27, 2009. They have two children.
Spouse (1) Hank Baskett (27 June 2009 - present) (2 children)
Trade Mark (1) Her laugh
Is a huge fan of rap/hip-hop music.
While Hugh M. Hefner usually approached potential girlfriends via intermediaries, he actually called Kendra himself and asked if she'd like to live at the Playboy Mansion.
Her best friend's name is Brittany.
Had breast implant surgery at the age of eighteen with money she'd saved from working two jobs.
Once worked as a dental assistant and at Papa John's pizza.
Kendra's mother, Patty Wilkinson, filed for divorce from her father, Eric Wilkinson, when Kendra was eight years old.
Used her earnings from The Girls Next Door (2005) to buy herself an apartment in San Diego, California.
Daughter of Patty Wilkinson and Eric Wilkinson. Sister of Colin Wilkinson. Granddaughter of Mary Stotz.
Moved out of the Playboy Mansion in 2009 to pursue a relationship with NFL Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett.
Daughter-in-law of Hank Baskett Sr. and Judy Baskett.
She has Polish, English, Irish, and German ancestry.
(June 27, 2009) Married her boyfriend of a year Hank Baskett following a 7-month-long engagement.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 24, a son named Henry Randall Baskett IV on December 11, 2009. Child's father is her husband, Hank Baskett.
(April 21, 2013) Was involved in a car crash in San Fernando Valley and suffered a minor stroke during the accident.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 28, a daughter named Alijah Mary Baskett on May 16, 2014. Child's father is her husband, Hank Baskett.
Always knew she wanted a unisex name for her future daughter. She eventually decided to name her daughter Alijah after she met a taxi driver whose daughter was named this way. Her daughter's middle name is Mary, after her grandmother Mary Stotz.
[on beginning to use cocaine at the age of 13] All of a sudden my friends broke out this white stuff. I started feeling pretty good. That was the start of my drug days.
[on her mother sending her to a psychiatric facility for two weeks in an unsuccessful bid to get her off drugs at the age of 15] It was crazy in that place. We didn't see daylight. We weren't allowed outside. It was basically a jail, but it was a hospital. But it did not change me at all. I think it made me worse because in my heart I didn't want to change. People were forcing me, and that's something that does not work with me.
[on stealing for drugs when she was younger] In the beginning of my drug phase I would go to the apartment near my school looking cute and smile big until one of the guys gave me coke or weed for free. But as I got more and more into the drugs, the smile just wasn't cutting it. I needed to come up with money to support my habit. I began to occasionally ask my mother for lunch money or for some cash to see a movie, and then I'd use it to buy drugs. Other times I would sneak into my grandmother's house and steal from her purse. I didn't think she would catch on, and she never said anything, so I figured I was in the clear.
I was still on drugs. I met a guy and I ended up running away with him. All throughout sophomore year (in high school) I lived with this guy and I did drugs for that long. Every day, every minute.
|Full name at birth||
Kendra Leigh Wilkinson
|Claim to fame||
being one of Hugh Hefner's girlfriends and for her role on the E! reality television series The Girls Next Door, on which her life in the Playboy Mansion was documented
|Date of birth||
12 June 1985
|Place of birth||
San Diego, California, USA
TV personality, author, businesswoman, glamour model
5' 1½" (156 cm)
121 lbs (55 kg)
Calabasas, California, USA
Clairemont High School, San Diego, California, USA
Entertainment Fusion Group
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