"I am on the December cover of Playboy but it wasn't from a recent shoot. The photos are from a shoot I did 2 years ago, when I was still living in the mansion," the New York Daily quoted the reality star as writing on her blog.
"I'm flattered to be on the cover again and as you all know Playboy has a very special place in my heart! I just wanted you guys to know I didn't recently pose," she said.
On the season premiere of her E! reality show "Kendra," the 25-year-old was shown posing for a racy test shoot, while wearing a green bra, black panties and black thigh-high boots. In the episode, Wilkinson struggles with the decision of whether to pose for the magazine, run by ex-boyfriend and media mogul Hugh Hefner, again.
"I can still be sexy and have fun and be a sexy mom and not pose nude," she said to husband NFL athlete Hank Baskett, with whom she has an 11-month-old son.
"Maybe Playboy is the answer. I need to get back to being me again. The real Kendra, the crazy, free spirit," she said.