Kendra Wilkinson on Carrie Ann Inaba’s mild criticism: I’m ‘belittled,’ ’embarrassed’

Carrie Ann Inaba is the nicest judge on Dancing with The Stars and goes the easiest on contestants by far. Leave it to Kendra Wilkinson to take offense with something Carrie Ann says, though. Kendra has been trying to get some attention for her lousy dancing for weeks and nothing has worked, so she’s blowing up a mild comment from Carrie Ann as if it’s the worst thing she’s heard. I shouldn’t take that stance on it, Kendra is probably just upset because Carrie Ann’s comment hits the closest to home. She feels trashy, like she’s not worthy, and she’s been talking about how she’s going to be classy this season, only she’s incapable of it and it hurts her feelings when people point it out.


“We have our own definition,” Wilkinson told reporters following the Dancing with the Stars elimination on Tuesday, after Inaba said she seemed to be “afraid of elegance” during her performance the night before. “Elegance is what [my husband] Hank [Baskett] sees, not what Carrie Ann sees. That’s what I care about.”

The reality star admits that right after Inaba’s comment, she felt “like giving up.”

“Another woman telling me about elegance eats away at my ego,” she said. “I’m a huge Carrie Ann fan, and she’s [usually] so sweet, but that one comment – I felt belittled at that moment and embarrassed.”

Wilkinson makes it clear that she does take her time on the show seriously, but not too seriously.

“This is great, and a time of my life I will look back on, but it’s not my life,” she said. “My life is my family memories. We just bought a new home. That right there means the world to me.”

“Why am I listening to people that I don’t care about?” Wilkinson continued. “I’m out here to have a good time – to be Kendra and dance and shake my butt – not to be a professional dancer.”

[From People]

Carrie Ann really said “elegance is not so different from sexy. It’s like you’re afraid of elegance” and Kendra’s face fell for a second, (see header photo) then she smiled and retorted “I just don’t care about it.” Carrie Ann continued “It’s like that sexy goddess appeal last week. You have that.” It’s not like Carrie Ann was being rude, she was just trying to offer some pretty mild constructive criticism.

Poor Kendra. She’s got two sex tapes out, at least one of which she signed off on, she wrote in detail about screwing a guy 60 years older than she is, starting when she was 18, being a stripper and doing drugs and she feels super hurt when she’s told she’s “afraid of elegance.” She wants to reinvent herself only she’s known as a playmate who got her start as one of Hefner’s kept women, and she cashed in on a sex tape just last year. The public has a pretty long memory, but the news cycle is short. If she keeps her mouth shut we won’t be talking about her, and if she does talk then we’ll know she’s insecure about it.

If you’d like to see Kendra’s dance in question, it starts at about 19:20 into this linked video. She’s stiff, her boobs are pushed up and spilling out, and she keeps pulling faces and pursing her lips. She’s hanging in there though, and it must be hard to do that week after week and have to hear criticism of your dancing. When Bruno told her she needed to feel the music, she said she had just four days to prepare.




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  1. Muffy says:

    I feel sorry for Louie. And when he twirled her around on the floor all I could link was oh they’ll have to come out on the commerical break and sanitize that dance floor, ugh.

  2. Anti-icon says:

    Oh this is rich, she’s “belittled and embarrassed” by words, but NOT by her own Sex tapes/sex with old geezer….no, that’s not undignified at all.
    No one must ever speak of it….because Kendra is a “celebrity.” Sorry, that shit don’t fly with everyone.

  3. JenJen says:

    Why can’t she ever say anything without mentioning her husband?

  4. Ron says:

    Let’s face it, she can’t dance without a pole nearby.

  5. mary says:

    OMG – just dance and have fun! you never did ballroom dancing before and someone is trying to help make you better and you bitch about it – come on – this show is supposed to be about fun and if you really want to get down to it the show is called DANCING WITH THE STARS and what kind of star are you!!!

  6. Zoya says:

    Hmm. I’m not one to indulge whiny attention seeking celebs but it sounds like Kendra misinterpreted Carrie’s comment as saying she’s slutty and classless… it’s probably a sore spot for her because she’s been told she’s on the whoreish side of the madonna/whore scale her entire life.

  7. TXCinderella says:

    Kendra has never had to be classy and elegant, it may take her some time to figure out what Carrie meant.

  8. mimi says:

    Ditto – anti-con. She’s such a metaphor for why this country is deteriorating.

  9. Betsy says:

    Kendra has daddy issues. If she is so sensitive about being judged maybe she should stick to the cheesy reality show she does from her home where the cameras just follow her around during her daily life and hilarity ensues. *snort*

    Or she could just quietly go away. Yea, that one! That one!

  10. AngelMay says:

    Can’t stand this whiny, cankled cow. She makes the Kardashians look like Audrey Hepburn.

  11. malachais says:

    Anti-icon, EXACTLY. Sorry, but elegance isn’t strutting your vadge all over a homemade sex tape and selling it to anyone that is willing to buy it. It sounds like she barely tried within the competition and complained the entire time.

    She definitely deserves redemption, but Kendra needs to let it go already.

  12. Quest says:

    After being one of the “girls next door”, boinking Hef with a room full of ladies with either their PJ bottoms or tops (only) on, having 2 sex tapes,and a reality show, I think Carrie Ann’s comment was constructive and not “belittling or embarrasing” compared to previous experiences.

  13. Marjalane says:

    Can anyone REALLY come back from being one of Hef’s playtoys? I saw that look on Louie’s face when she said she didn’t care, and Kendra’s lucky she didn’t get bitch slapped for saying it! As far as I’m concerned, Kendra is just a breath away from being Tonya Harding.

  14. alexandra says:

    Celebitchy you hit it right on the head, It hit a nerve. The golden rule, don’t take things personally that is how you show your weakness(es)

  15. Roxy75 says:

    It’s denial. I saw the show and she was so stiff, so rigid…it was embarrassing to watch her.

  16. kas says:

    Every time this girl (and that’s how I see her, despite her being a wife and Mother) opens her mouth, it’s to make some obnoxious sex-oriented joke or bark out that god forsaken laugh of hers.

    Carrie-Anns’ comment hit home because elegance is something she has never been accused of having and will never be able to achieve. She is well aware of this.

  17. michelle says:

    I really cant stand that ugly pinched nose faced whore! She has no class and she never will she needs to go away and quite her pathetic whining!

  18. DoMaJoReMc says:

    I really like Kendra (ducking), but if she only knew that to accept constructive criticism IS, in fact, class! I really think she need to stop with the snarky comments (I don’t care about it…I only had 4 days to practice…bla, bla), because she is starting to sound like that COW KHate Gosselin. Kendra is going to talk herself right OUT of the competition.

  19. mamalama says:

    Guess what, Kendra? You can’t say you want to be “elegant and classy” in one breath” and “shake your butt” in the next. Elegant and classy will never equal butt shaking. Just so you know.

  20. Patricia says:

    Kendra is about as elegant AS her husband.

  21. 4Real says:

    She was boning and SHARING an 80yr old, has mulit sex tapes and her man is rumored of cheating with strippers (why she mentions him so often).

    “Elegance” OR CLASS clearly is not in her vocabulary.


  22. ellisive says:

    it’s touching, her lil face fell 🙂

    elegance takes time for a bunny, Kendra. you can do it!

    I am sure the mansion has seen it’s classy uh moments. wasn’t Sara Lownds a bunny?

  23. Cali says:

    Embarrased is what she should feel when she looks in the mirror. My goodness she has to be the victim of incest with a face like that! She is almost as unfortunate looking as Tori Spelling uuuggghhh

  24. BeckyR says:

    Heartily agree with all of the above.

  25. curmudgeon says:

    You blaspheme madam!!! I get your point but I swear to god I started hyperventilating when you mentioned the Kardashians and Audrey Hepburn in a comparative sentence.
    Ok taking deep breaths now….

  26. Me says:

    Kendra is A HAG, and she looks like one too.

  27. Camille says:

    Stupid cow.

  28. Blondie says:

    She should have been embarrassed when she told America that her husband’s hometown was so ashamed of her that they took his Hometown Hero billboard down. Or that she was “nervous and anxious” during her performance because she got her period that night. Seriously! She said “it was a hormonal thing. It happens to all women and mine just happened to me tonight. So, umm…YEAH!!! (obnoxious laugh)”

  29. debsa says:

    Leave Kendra alone…we ALL were young once and made mistakes…

  30. Truthzbetta says:

    Cosign on all above.

  31. Becky says:

    “Poor Kendra. She’s got two sex tapes out, at least one of which she signed off on, she wrote in detail about screwing a guy 60 years older than she is, starting when she was 18, being a stripper and doing drugs and she feels super hurt when she’s told she’s “afraid of elegance.”

    Ha! I laughed out loud when I read this. Right on, Celebitchy. It’s amazing how delusional some of these reality star celebs are. This woman wouldn’t be famous if she hadn’t posed nude, lived with/slept with Heff or had a sex tape and she’s concerned that people don’t think she’s elegant? What weird world does she live in?

  32. Lara says:

    She probably thought they would give her the award for shaking her ass. Once a stripper, always a stripper.

    What I don’t get is how Hugh Hefner’s concubine #4 is considered a star? What does THAT tell the viewing audience? Be a ho and get on tv? UGh.

  33. madashell says:

    @Marjalane–At least Tonya Harding has a skill. All this girl has (by her own admission)is boobs. But hey, that’s all it takes.

  34. MaudeLebowski says:

    “Once a stripper, always a stripper.”

    That’s really not true. I haven’t stripped in years, ever since I pawned my lucite stilettos.

  35. CeeCee says:

    toughen up Princess!

  36. Amanda G says:

    So let me get this straight…Kendra is insulted because that lady doesn’t think she’s elegant? Elegant and Kendra will never belong in the same sentence. Kendra isn’t a bad person, but she is a ho. She’s screwed men for money (Hef, sex tapes), takes off her clothes for playboy and pops her non-existent ass every chance she gets. Just because you get married and have a kid does not mean you have class.

  37. P.M. says:

    That comment belittles her but jumping on an 80 year old peen doesn’t????

  38. Rachel says:

    Personally, I thought her statement that she’s “Not afraid of f*cking elegance” really showed her class the most.

  39. Faye says:

    It looked like she was really trying, but was so uncomfortable. I don’t think lack of “elegance” was wrong with the dance.

    However, being offended by the comment of being afraid of elegance over the comment that she “killed” a beautiful song is ridiculous.

  40. George says:

    Her husband’s billboard was taken down beacue it had him pictured in an Eagles uniform, as far as I know, at this date he doesn’t have a football contract with any team. So because of this and the fact that he hasn’t been an Eagle since early in fall of the 2010 season they took it down. The fact that she says it was because “we were ashamed of her” well….sounds like a little bit of guilt coming out on her part. We aren’t ashamed of her….we are saddened by her actions and the fact that she doesn’t ahve any more respect for Hank than she shows.