With her world currently consumed with wedding plans, Girls Next Door star Kendra Wilkinson is actually more excited about what happens after she ties the knot on June 27 with football star fiancé Hank Baskett.
“That’s what we talk about all the time,” the blonde beauty told PEOPLE when the couple took a break from their preparations to attend the American Red Cross’s Red Tie Affair in Santa Monica on Saturday. “The wedding, we feel, is nothing but a celebration. It’s a party. We could just go down to the courthouse and get married and we’ll just be happy doing that.
“We’re ready just to get married and ready for our lives together,” Wilkinson said. “I’m just really excited to be his wifey and he’s excited to be my hubby – that’s just the way it is.”
Still, her thoughts aren’t veering far from planning the big day at former beau Hugh Hefner’s fabled home. “There are a lot of things that are exciting – the destination of the Playboy Mansion, and having Hef be there, and all the people who love me.”
Hopes for Holly Madison
Wilkinson’s hectic schedule has kept her from keeping one promise to a loved one: She confesses she hasn’t been able to school pal and bridesmaid Holly Madison in how to properly move her booty to impress the Dancing with the Stars judges.
“I was going to, but I didn’t have time,” laments Wilkinson. “She wanted me to show her how to shake her a–. I tried to find the time, and I wanted to so bad, but I couldn’t. She texts me all the time: ‘Show me how to shake my a– – PLEASE!’ ”
Wilkinson has been following Madison’s dance progress on the hit show as best she can. “I saw her on YouTube the first week and she was doing really good – but now, not good because of her rib,” referring to Madison injuring her rib last week and rehearsing through the pain for Monday’s show.
Now that Madison is single again after her split with illusionist Criss Angel, Wilkinson holds out hope that, like her, Holly will find the ideal love match.
“I hope she just finds a normal guy who’s just in for love and not for what she is, what she does,” she said. “I hope there’s another Hank out there for her. Hank needs to give guys advice, because Hank’s the perfect guy.”
“I might be able to find someone for her,” suggested Baskett.
“No other football guys, though,” insisted Wilkinson. “I found the best one. I’m very, very lucky.”