Reality personality Kendra Wilkinson knows her strengths and the former Playboy model plans to put her assets to good use during her new gig on Season 12 of “Dancing with the Stars,” which premieres on Monday.
“[Kendra] is going to use her money maker — well, she has a few body parts that are money makers, “ Kendra’s pro partner, Louis Van Amstel, told Access Hollywood of their competition strategy at the pair’s rehearsal in LA on Thursday. “So we’re deciding that the derriere is going to start first.”
“That’s cool with me,” Kendra added. “Everybody knows my ‘Go, Kendra’ dance, my booty shake and stuff… we’ll definitely add it in. But it’s going to be a little bit cleaned up!”
Kendra first burst onto the scene in 2005 as one of Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends on E!’s reality hit, “The Girls Next Door,” and though she is known for her sexy ways, the 25-year-old beauty revealed she’s not comfortable with public displays of affection.
“I actually just admitted to [Louis] that I am against PDA,” Kendra told Access. “I’m very open about sex, but PDA is like, I’m really shy about it. So this… this is actually a challenge for me.”
“She doesn’t like all this,” Louis laughed, while giving Kendra a hug.
“Everybody thinks I’m all like, sexy, sexual and all that but no,“ Kendra explained. “When it comes to [Louis] actually telling me, ‘Just grab me! Be sexual,’ or whatever, I’m like, ‘Aaauhhh!’”
“What you see on the outside is not the reality on the inside,” Louis added of his partner’s surprising shyness.
As for Kendra’s “Dancing” support system, the bubbly new mom said her husband, NFL star Hank Baskett, is her biggest – and toughest! — fan.
“Hank thinks it’s awesome [that I’m on the show] — he’s my number one support,” Kendra raved. “Him and my little son. They’re my support and every time I get done with practice, I go home and I teach him and it’s like a family thing now.
“My son actually gets involved. Actually, he has that jealous thing now — he goes, ‘Stay away!’ He gets jealous ‘cause, you know, I’m… his girlfriend,” she laughed.
“[Kendra’s husband] almost acts like her coach actually,” Louie interjected. “He’s like, ‘You better go all out. If you don’t go all out, you better not come home!’”