Kendra Wilkinson has made her mark as a bubbly tomboy-ish sexpot, graduating from Hugh Hefner’s trio of girlfriends to the wife of NFL player Hank Baskett. It appears the giggly star of the E! reality series “Kendra,” which delves into her life as a party-girl-turned-homemaker and mom, got an early start mixing her love life with sports.
“Soccer was my love. I had a huge crush on my soccer coach. He was like the hottest thing to ever exist,” Wilkinson says on the latest episode of “When I Was 17,” premiering Saturday at 11 a.m. Wilkinson admits she went to extra lengths to get the attention of her extra-hot coach, including altering her uniform to show off her gams. “I would totally flirt with him. I would wear shorter shorts than the other girls on purpose.”
Wilkinson’s brazenness didn’t end with hiked-up shorts. The starlet, who first made a pop-culture splash as regular on “The Girls Next Door,” cavorting about the fabled Playboy Mansion with Hefner and his other girlfriends, Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt, says she would pretend to suck at soccer to get more face time with her swoonworthy coach.
“We would have to run, and I would purposely be the last because he would be there behind me going, ’C’mon Kendra, c’mon!’ ” Wilkinson remembers. “I just loved that. I loved just having my soccer coach just yelling at me. It turned me on.”
“When I Was 17″ — this week featuring Kendra Wilkinson, Asher Roth and Kelly Osbourne — premieres Saturday at 11 a.m. on MTV.