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

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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, PacificCoastNews.com


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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