Yes, that Kendra Wilkinson: former Playboy bunny and former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner. The reality star with the infamous sex tape who thinks that we’re all strippers on the inside is one of my new favorite people.
“But how did this happen?” you might be wondering. It’s ok, it’s a fair thing to wonder. I’ve never seen a minute of any of Kendra’s shows, and I’ve never seen any of her more adult work. There’s no real reason why I should find her interesting at all, much less someone to look up to. That is, until I read this little thing she had to say to People:
The most talented people in the world go to Las Vegas to perform, play and party. But Kendra Wilkinson is not one of them.
“I never ever see myself as a celebrity or famous so I poke fun at that,” the reality star told PEOPLE while hosting MGM Grand’s Wet Republic pool party on Friday. “I just say what I do. I have no talent. I have nothing to offer.”
Wilkinson, who pranced around her VIP cabana in a white bikini and blue see-through cover-up, said she appreciates her status as a reality star on Kendrabut doesn’t take it for granted.
“I live my life on TV – it’s like a home video,” Wilkinson, 26, says of the show, which documents her life with husband Hank Baskett and their son Hank IV. “I’m very aware of what I do and I’m very aware of how quickly my career could end. Every season I cross my fingers and hope the show gets picked up but it’s out of my hands and in my fans’ hands.”
You caught the most important part of that, didn’t you? I bolded it to make it pop out a little more, but let me repeat it just in case: “I have no talent. I have nothing to offer.”
What an unbelievably refreshing thing to say, right? In a world where Paris Hilton pretends to be a real musician and refers to herself as “very musically talented,” and in a world where Kim Kardashian claims she is someone who “runs their own businesses, is a part of a successful TV show, produces, writes, designs, and creates,” Kendra’s comment is the most charming thing anyone has ever said. Imagine if that kind of attitude was embraced. Instead of the cast of Jersey Shore continually trying to tell us that they’re actually really smart people who just get shown in the wrong light on their show, what if they were like “yeah, we just party all the time and get paid ridiculous amounts of money to do it, isn’t that awesome?”
I like a handful of reality shows, and if this kind of attitude was more prevalent, I think reality stars would be so much more popular. If Kim Kardashian just admitted that yeah, she is kind of a f*cking idiot, but her stupidity is entertaining to watch, then I think people would actually start liking her. Wouldn’t that be crazy?