Kendra Wilkinson

PHOTO: Kendra Wilkinson

Kendra Wilkinson got her start in show business as one of the late Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends. The reality TV show The Girls Next Door followed her, Hefner and his other girlfriends from 2004 – 2010. Wilkinson is back on TV now with Kendra Sells Hollywood, following her latest career endeavor: Real estate.

Wilkinson appeared on a Television Critics Association Zoom panel for Kendra Sells Hollywood. She told reporters that being a celebrity has been no help to her in landing commissions. You’ll see her in action on Kendra Sells Hollywood on discovery+ this fall.

Kendra Wilkinson is starting over again in real estate

Wilkinson recently got her real estate license and invited cameras to follow her work at Douglas Elliman’s agency. She said that her fame has not helped her at all showing houses and earning commissions.

Kendra Wilkinson sits with her children
L-R: Hank Baskett IV, Alijah Mary Baskett, and Kendra Wilkinson | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Kendra Wilkinson has no leg up in the real estate business

Los Angeles, California is a competitive real estate market. Wilkinson’s name and reputation puts more attention on her real estate career, including the cameras from discovery+. She still has to compete with the same realtor pool for listings and clients.

So far, the celebrity thing has not helped me in my favor at all,” Wilkinson said. “I don’t see myself as a celebrity, to be honest with you. That’s what I’m labeled. I see myself as a single mother right now and I’m doing all I can to start a new career. To be honest, it’s really scary with all the eyes on me starting it and even going through my fair share of mistakes. What I focus on is what I need to do to survive, what I need to do to learn and to improve myself.”