Holly Madison (left) and Kendra Wilkinson
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03/09/2011 AT 07:30 PM EST
is about to go where Holly Madison has gone before – on Dancing with the Stars
And the season 8 contestant has a bold prediction about how her former Girls Next Door
costar will do on the upcoming season
of the hit dance show.
"Kendra will do better than most," Madison told PEOPLE recently. "I'd say she'll get to at least the semi-finals. She has a lot of personality and people like her."
Madison has offered her pal a bit of advice, telling Wilkinson to befriend the sound man on the show and take his extra Moleskin ear cushions commonly used for headphones.
"You put them on your feet before you put your shoes on and it helps to keep blisters away," the star of E!'s Holly's World
said. "Your feet hurt so bad from all the practicing."
And Wilkinson, it seems, is already feeling the pain. She Tweeted
: "Anti inflamintory n water is my new oreo n milk now cuz of dancing."
Though she's going up against professional wrestler Chris Jericho, NFL champion Hines Ward, boxing legen Sugar Ray Leonard and Karate Kid
Ralph Macchio in the competition, Madison said Wilkinson is a "natural athlete."
"She's really fearless," Madison said. "She'll do a really good job and enjoy the whole thing no matter if she wins or how long she lasts."
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