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KENDRA BARES ALL
Fans of the E! smash hit series The Girls Next Door fell in love with sporty Playboy beauty Kendra Wilkinsons care- free spirit, infectious laugh, and down-to-earth nature. Now that shes moved out of the worlds most famous bachelor pad and into her own delightfully chaotic world on Kendra as wife to NFL star Hank Baskett and mother to their newborn son, weve watched her hilarious antics as she adjusts to domestic life. But how much do we really know about the fun-loving star? In this humorous and optimistic, sometimes heartbreaking, but always unfailingly honest memoir, Kendra reveals the highs and lows of her extraordinary journey.
She wasnt always the quintessential girl next door. Before she was a reality television superstar, Hugh Hefners girlfriend, or one of the most popular Playboy cover models ever, Kendra was an athletic tomboy whose father walked out on her family when she was a little girl. She grew into a rebellious teenager with a serious drug habit before she quit cold turkey and beat the odds to graduate from a high school that almost didnt give her a second (or third, or fourth) chance.
Following her rocky teenage years, an out-of-the- blue phone call from Hugh Hefner changed everything. Kendra dishes candidly about life in the Playboy Mansion: the sex, the parties, the show, and even her relationships with her Girls Next Door costars—Hef, Holly, and Bridget. She tells the true story about how she and Hank met and built a relationship in secret while she was still Hefs girl- friend and a public face of Playboy. Finally, she reflects on the slew of unexpected changes in the short space of a year that have brought her sliding into home from Playboy party girl to wife and mother with a blooming Hollywood career. If you think youve seen all of Kendra, think again. Shes only warming up. . . .
About the Author
Kendra Wilkinson was a dental assistant in her hometown of San Diego before she was discovered by Hugh Hefner and became a star of the The Girls Next Door, which premiered in 2005. In 2009 Kendra left the Mansion and began starring in Kendra, a reality show that follows her as she embarks on her new life with husband Hank Baskett, who plays for the Indianapolis Colts, and prepares for motherhood (their baby is due on Christmas Day).