As she heads into the I'm A Celebrity... jungle, here's the lowdown on Kendra Wilkinson
As we gear up for this year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here, all eyes are on the contestants. And we can’t wait to see what newly-single Hollywood star Kendra Wilkinson makes of it all.
Kendra, 29, just spilt up with husband of five years Hank Baskett and is in Australia for I’m A Celebrity… to
take her mind off it. ‘That is what I am trying to escape from. I am
going to have some thinking time in the jungle,’ she says. ‘It’s going
to be good to be away from all that… I’m single for the time being. I
don’t know what I’d do if there is a Tarzan in there who wants to sweep
me off my feet. I’m quite picky about men. I do like a British accent
The couple have been working on their relationship since former NFL star Hank‘s alleged affair with a transsexual escort model Ava Sabrina London in April this year. Kendra and Hank got married in 2009 and have two children together – Hank Baskett IV, four, and Alijah,
five months. Only last week she said they would be together forever but
she’s now changed her mind and removed her wedding ring.
Here’s everything you need to know about Hugh Hefner‘s ex girlfriend…
1. She’s most famous for being one of Hugh Hefner‘s girlfriends on E! show The Girls Next Door. Kendra met Hef at his 78th birthday party in 2004, where she was hired to be one of his ‘painted girls’ – and she moved into the mansion as one of his girlfriends shortly after.
2. She started out as a glamour model and although she was never a Playboy Playmate, Kendra has starred in three nude photoshoots with co-stars Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt. She left the house in 2009 after meeting Hank and her own reality show, Kendra, debuted in June 2009.
3. Kendra and Hugh remain close friends. In fact, she married Hank on June 27, 2009, at the Playboy Mansion in the gardens. She recently took her kids there so Hugh could meet daughter Alijah for the first time.
4. After having Hank IV, Kendra suffered from post-natal depression. ‘After giving birth, I never brushed my hair, my teeth, or took a shower. I looked in the mirror one day and was really depressed.’
5. In 2011, Kendra took part in Dancing With The Stars. She did some serious booty-shaking on the judges’ desk with Len Goodman saying, ‘I have a little bit of a boob fetish the first few weeks but I had a little bit of a butt fetish last night with Kendra there shakin’ the bacon. I tried not to look up. I said, “No, stay calm. Think of England. Royal Wedding, Royal Wedding.” I couldn’t help myself. I had to look up her skirt. Everything was tucked in and gorgeous.’ Oh er!
6. She’s made a sex tape. An X-rated video she made with ex-boyfriend Justin Frye was leaked in 2010. The couple made the home movie when Kendra was just 18 years old and she was mortified when it was made public. ‘It just had to come out now when I finally cleaned up my life,’ she said at the time. ‘It’s extremely embarrassing. I am a very open person, I am very honest about my life, but a sex tape was definitely not what I wanted in my life. It wasn’t for anybody else’s eyes to see except for ours.’
7. She loves dogs. Rascal, a Pembroke Welsh Corgi, and Martini, a Jack Russell Terrier, became stars of The Girls Next Door too. Wonder how she’ll deal with the I’m A Celebrity… animals?
8. Kendra appeared in the Nickelback‘s music video of Rockstar with Bridget and Holly when they sing the line, ‘I’m gonna dress my ass with the latest fashion, Get a front door key to the Playboy mansion, Gonna date a centerfold that loves, To blow my money for me.’
9. Kendra‘s a tomboy at heart. Talking about I’m A Celebrity… she says, ‘This will be a vacation for me. I’m not a girl into home comforts and luxury. I like getting dirty. This is my type of thing. Rice and beans is fine with me. I’d love to be the jungle queen. I might even catch some jungle fever!’