Kendra Wilkinson says she turned down Playboy for her husband’s sake

44821, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Saturday September 11 2010. Kendra Wilkinson at the Vivienne Tam Show in the Fashion Week Tent in Lincoln Center in New York. Photograph:  Darla Khazei,
Yesterday we heard a story from Life & Style that claimed that Kendra Wilkinson had turned down an offer to pose in Playboy for the fifth time because she felt self conscious of her post-baby body. An “insider” told L&S that “She just wants to lose more weight before doing it.” Kendra has lost most of her baby weight but hasn’t yet returned to the very fit shape she was in before she had Hank Jr. in December of last year. She looks incredible, but she’s said that she’s disappointed with her shape, that she’s planning liposuction if and when she has another baby and that “being fit and sexy is definitely important to me, and it’s what makes me happy.” So it’s not a stretch to assume that she would pass on Playboy for the umpteenth time because she doesn’t feel up to. Kendra told E! though that she turned down the shoot for her husband’s sake, though:

You might have seen the tabloid speculation that our pal Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett has turned down an offer to pose in Playboy for the fifth time because she was concerned about her weight.

That’s bogus.

Kendra tells us the real story…

In short, the magazine came calling while the E! reality star (new season premieres Nov. 7) and football player hubby Hank Baskett were living in Philadelphia. At the time, Kendra said she wanted to pose again to prove to people that she was still sexy—that moms can still be sexy.

The 25-year-old mommy of one hired a photographer to take some test shots. Hank didn’t found out about it until he came home that afternoon to find his wife posing in the living room in some rather skimpy attire.

“He didn’t yell at me,” Kendra says. “He wasn’t mad at me for doing that photo shoot. He actually sat down with me and he went over the reasons of doing it. And you know, my reasons weren’t right. I wanted to do Playboy for the wrong reasons. The wrong reasons are to prove people wrong, not to prove it to myself but to people and to put my middle finger up to everybody and be like, ‘I’m going to do Playboy!’ But that wasn’t the right reason, you know?”

Kendra insists she’s feeling really good about herself these days. She’s moved back to the L.A. area with baby Hank Jr. while daddy Hank is off in Minnesota playing for the Vikings. They’re looking to buy a house and settle down on the West Coast. “I feel sexy again,” she says. “No joke, every person I have run across is like ‘Oh, my god! You look so skinny!’ I’m like, ‘Oh, my god, really?’ Like that’s crazy! I haven’t even had a chance to work out!”

And Kendra even showed off her C-section scar for the photographer: “I was like, ‘C-section scar, bitches!’ You know, I don’t care. I can make fun of myself. I don’t really care. At the end of the day I’m not some supermodel. I’m me. I’m Kendra, you know? I’m not trying to be someone I’m not.”

[From E! Online]

At first I thought that was a bad excuse, since Kendra cashed in on her sex tape when she was married. Maybe Hank really did talk her out of it, and maybe she was leaning towards “no” anyway. As this article mentions, Kendra is currently living in LA while Hank is in Minnesota, but they insist they’re ok and keep the flames burning with frequent skyping and sexting. This is in contrast to earlier reports that they’re on the rocks.

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: Kendra Wilkinson attends the Caravan celebration of Fashion's Night Out at Sky Room on September 10, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Caravan)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 10: Kendra Wilkinson dances with friends at the Caravan celebration of Fashion's Night Out at Sky Room on September 10, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Caravan)

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 14: TV personality Kendra Wilkinson and husband NFL player Hank Baskett arrive at the 2010 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 14, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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  1. NayNay says:

    He had no problem with her posing before they met, right? So, now all of a sudden he wants her to get some morals. I think it’s too little, too late.

  2. BReed says:

    She is SO white trash….feel sorry for her husband, who seems to be a very nice guy who is in love with this loser.

  3. YOYO99 says:

    She is so f—ing gross

  4. ittybitty says:

    What’s wrong with her? She looks fine. She is quite the insecure, plastic young woman these days. Needs some help with esteem. Poor kid. As far as her “career”, she has none other than being Heffner’s toy.

  5. alejandro says:

    I think she’s full of crap and the real reason is the one that leaked first: her insecurity about her weight. This guy knows what he married he isn’t all of a sudden going to turn her into modest, demure, little housewife.

  6. K says:

    What is going on with the chick in the blue dress?! Her face looks painful as hell! Tight as a drum.

    I like Kendra. She was the only reason I watched “Girls Next Door” and I have always rooted for her. She just seems like a crazy, fun party girl learning to be a wife and mother on her own terms. Good for her!

  7. Roxanne75 says:


  8. Relli says:

    I recently read this book, Bunny Tales, that was written by one of the girls who lived in the house at the same time Bridget & Holly, right before Kendra moved in. She said that for Kendra moving in with Hef was a step up because she was just another 18 year old stripper in San Diego living who had just broken up with her live in boyfriend. She owes a lot to Hef, so i could see her feeling torn about doing it as well as needing the affirmation that she still “got it.” This girls whole life has been based on her body and her looks, it doesn’t surprise me that she is still trying to work that angle. But her husband was right, this was really not appropriate and needed.

  9. Taurus says:

    They’ll be divorced soon, then she can do all the playboy she wants.


  10. elina says:

    i actually like her and think shes pretty honest and funny.

  11. Kim says:

    Total BS. You know Hank was PISSED and say no way to Playboy shoot. She has put her entire life on display and he is over it and doesnt want to be involved. Esp when he has to hear about it from his family, friends, teammates, etc.

  12. Laura says:

    I love Kendra; she’s a real person and a fabulous mother and wife!

  13. Isa says:

    What are the “right” reasons for doing Playboy?

    I reckon I would do it to guarantee world peace or to pay for my grandma’s medical treatments if needed.

    If she wanted to prove that she’s still sexy that’s fine.

    I’m sorry. I’m drunk and I forgot the point I was trying to make.

  14. Piper says:

    well according to hef she will be in the december issue. and i saw the november issue of Playboy (don’t judge!) and theres already a preview picture so looks like someone is just drumming up some publicity.

  15. coucou says:

    @comment #8 (names sometime get obscured, bugs me) did you see Kendra’s THS on her “whole life?” If you did, you wouldn’t say that her whole life has been based on her body and looks. She’s a sweet girl who was a tomboy, was way into sports, and hit some tough times when her parents split up. Her dad abandoned her, and her grandfather stepped up to the plate. She was such a sweet little girl…she was just looking for attention…yeah, it’s obvious, but she had the cajones to strip – that may not take class, but it takes guts…i tried it once on a dare and was scared shirtless, uh, shitless, anyway, i don’t know what it is, but she doesn’t skeeve me or come off at all like a tramp. I like this little chica and want to see her happy and successful in life, so shoot me!

    Go Kendra, go Kendra, go Kendra…

    Ok now i’ll shut up.

  16. big feet bunny says:

    i bet she is trying to get publicity for the upcoming issue. just like how she pretended it was killing her that her porn tape was coming out and then it became clear she wanted it out and got paid! i used to watch her show and like her but she is manipulative.