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Kendra Wilkinson makes a splash before Stripper Pole 101 class


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Hank Baskett and Kendra Wilkinson at MGM Grand’s Wet Republic Ultra Pool on March 27, 2010.

Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett Host at Wet Republic

Hank Baskett and Kendra Wilkinson at MGM Grand's Wet Republic Ultra Pool on March 27, 2010. Launch slideshow »

Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett at Heart Bar

Hank Baskett and Kendra Wilkinson at The Heart Bar in Planet Hollywood on March 27, 2010. Launch slideshow »

Stripper 101 with Kendra Wilkinson

Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson at Stripper 101 at the V Theater in Planet Hollywood's Miracle Mile Shops. Launch slideshow »

It was a nonstop Las Vegas workout weekend for newlyweds Kendra Wilkinson of The Girls Next Door and Kendra fame and her star wide receiver husband Hank Baskett of the Philadelphia Eagles. They simply dazzled everywhere they went, and her reality TV show cameras followed them every step of the way.

(Season 2 of Kendra began airing March 14, two days after Hank signed a one-year contract to return to the Eagles after spending one year with the Indianapolis Colts.)

Our contributing photographers Erik Kabik, Scott Harrison and Tom Donoghue captured all their stops, from the kick-off of the pool season at MGM Grand’s Wet Republic to Heart Bar, Strip House and Peepshow and finally at the remarkable Stripper 101 class in Miracle Mile, all in Planet Hollywood.

Kendra was in a revealing one-piece swimsuit that she’d purchased from Bikini Bay in Miracle Mile, and it proved a stunner for the hot mom. Peepshow cast members Holly Madison and Josh Strickland joined the couple in their VIP cabana for fun in the sun, too. Holly, who wore a two-piece bikini from Beach Bunny, brought Kendra and Hank an early Easter present of a “Welcome to Las Vegas” navy blue onesie for new baby boy Hank Jr.

One of my spywitnesses told me: “There were no whispers of Kendra being pregnant again. Last year at the same pool, she couldn’t drink because she was pregnant with her first child. This year she was actually excited trying the Wet Republic signature cocktails.” And if there was any doubt about her not being pregnant, that was put to rest with her antics on the Stripper 101 pole yesterday.

Hank chilled at Wet Republic with his Philadelphia Eagles teammates safety Quintin Mikell and linebacker Chris Gocong. The group dined on chips and salsa, fruit salad, chop chop salad, chicken fingers, chocolate-dipped strawberries, chocolate fondue and cocktail push-ups.

Kendra and Hank went backstage after watching Peepshow, and their reality TV show cameras were in tow in Holly’s dressing room, where they painted signature sheep, as various celebrities and friends including Hugh Hefner have done on the wall in true Bo Peep fashion. Bo Beep is Holly’s character in the show. New parents supermodel Rebecca Romijn and TV and film star Jerry O’Connell also attended Peepshow.

Kendra ran the Stripper 101 classes yesterday at V Theater in Miracle Mile, and her routines on the pole were simply amazing. Kendra conduct two classes because so many women signed up to learn the techniques.

Said Kendra: “It’s a fantastic way to keep fit, exercise and slim down. It’s not just about the striptease, although of course that’s the real fun part because the guys just love that!” Each class member took home an autographed Kendra Sport Pole after meeting the reality TV star.

Holly stopped by to watch her best girlfriend at work and then read Us Weekly and OK only to discover Kendra on the cover of both celebrity magazines. When Holly starts filming Holly’s World for E! -- the show takes Kendra’s time slot -- on Memorial Day weekend, she’ll be working with the same camera crew and field producers.

“We’re just all one happy family,” Holly laughed.

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