I'm A Celebrity's Kenrda Wilkinson: I woke up and thought "I wanna strip"

Published Friday, Dec 5 2014, 10:57 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here's Kendra Wilkinson has revealed she made half a million dollars by stripping for a living when she was 18.

Kendra, who found fame as a Playboy Playmate, told her jungle campmates last night (4 December) that she gave up a job as a dental nurse after deciding she just "wanted to strip".

Kendra Wilkinson speaks about being a stripper on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Here! - 4 Dec 2014


The US reality star approached a local club and, after meeting the owners, she popped into town, picked up a stripping license (which is a requirement in America) and away she went!

"I had three jobs before fame. I was working in a fast food pizza place - I would flip the pizza and put it in a box - and I was a dental assistant," Kendra explained.

"After that I was making some good money, better than pizza, and I just woke up and said, 'I wanna strip!'

"I'm just like a free spirit and I wanted to see how much I could earn. I like to party, so I looked up my nearest strip club and I told my boyfriend, 'I'm just going to call and see what happens'. So I call and I'm like, 'How do I become a stripper?'

"They're just like, 'Come in and we'll talk to you'. So I go in the next day and the guys were really nice. All you have to do is get a licence, go down town first."

Kendra Wilkinson speaks about being a stripper on I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Here! - 4 Dec 2014


Kendra then went on to explain that she made $4,000 - around £255,000 - in her first night "just by sitting with a guy".

"I was a new girl and he just wanted to sit with me to get to know me," she said.

"Becoming a stripper was as easy as...Registering to become a stripper and registering for a gun are the two easiest things you can do in America.

"To be honest, it's pretty easy to get your stripper licence. I mean, even Edwina [Currie] could get one!"

Following Kendra's revelations, fellow campmate Jake Quickenden gave the celebtities a little show of his own by whipping off his top and dancing.

"Oh my God, I could totally see you in Vegas as a Chippendale!" Kendra told him.

Meanwhile, last night Vicki Michelle was the latest campmate to be eliminated from I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!.

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