Kendra Wilkinson is an American television personality, author, and model. She first rose to fame as one of the three girlfriends of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner on the E! reality series “The Girls Next Door.” The show premiered in 2005 and documented the lives of Hefner’s girlfriends as they lived in the Playboy Mansion.
After “The Girls Next Door,” Wilkinson went on to star in her own reality show “Kendra” on E!, which premiered in 2009. The show followed Wilkinson as she navigated her new life as a wife and mother after marrying NFL player Hank Baskett. She split with Hank in 2018.
Aside from her reality TV career, Wilkinson has also appeared on a number of other TV shows, including “Dancing with the Stars,” “Celebrity Wife Swap,” and “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!” She has also made guest appearances on shows like “How I Met Your Mother” and “Entourage.”
One of the milestones in Wilkinson’s career was the release of her memoir, “Sliding Into Home,” in 2010. The book chronicles her life growing up, her time at the Playboy Mansion, and her transition into married life. It received mixed reviews, but was a commercial success, debuting at number 4 on The New York Times Best Seller list.
In addition to her TV and literary work, Wilkinson has also dabbled in music. She released her first single, “Lost in Space,” in 2009, and followed it up with the song “Ride with You” in 2011.
Throughout her career, Wilkinson has collaborated with a number of other celebrities and influential people. She appeared on “Dancing with the Stars” alongside celebrities like Kirstie Alley and Romeo Miller. She also starred in the reality show “Kendra on Top” with her ex-husband, Hank Baskett. Additionally, Wilkinson has worked with fellow reality TV star Holly Madison, who was also one of Hefner’s girlfriends on “The Girls Next Door.”
Outside of her entertainment career, Wilkinson has spoken out against animal cruelty and has worked to promote the adoption of rescue pets. In 2014, she even hosted a charity golf tournament to raise money for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the California Wildlife Center.