Kendra Wilkinson: Kirstie Alley Is My Biggest Competition

Entertainment Mar. 28, 2011 AT 6:51PM
Kendra Wilkinson: Kirstie Alley Is My Biggest Competition Credit: ABC

Battle of the blondes!

While Season 12 boasts multiple professional athletes, Kendra Wilkinson tells that she's more concerned about another competitor on Dancing With the Stars -- one not known for her athletic prowess.

"Kirstie Alley, that's my competition," says the reality star, 25. "Dancing With the Stars is not all about being a pro dancer, it's about personality and popularity."

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And 60-year-old Alley, who's famously struggled with her fluctuating weight, is very popular, says Wilkinson. Indeed, George Lopez was blasted by fans last week after he compared the Cheers star to a pig on his show.

"I think Kirstie Alley represents for all women in America," says Wilkinson.  "Kirstie is the all-American woman, so that's who my competition is."

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But it's not just other contestants Wilkinson has to contend with. She's also balancing the show's grueling rehearsal and taping schedule with being a mom to one-year-old son Hank Jr. with hubby Hank Baskett.

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"It's a lot easier than I thought it would be," says Wilkinson. "I like to teach him something new everyday -- it's my goal as a mother to do that."

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