'Dancing With the Stars': Kendra Wilkinson says 'heels' are Louis Van Amstel's tallest order

dwts-kendra-wilkinson-partner.jpg
Before the "Dancing With the Stars" announced its Season 12 professional partners, Zap2it asked Kendra Wilkinson how hers was treating her during the initial rehearsals.

She says she's having a blast with who we now know to be Louis Van Amstel, but they do disagree on one thing.

"We were asked what inch shoe we wanted to wear," Wilkinson tells Zap2it. "I said, 'The lowest that you have. I don't care if I look like a grandma. Give me the lowest.' They said they had a two-inch heel. Give it to me! So i walk in to meet my partner and say, 'I have two-inch heels.' He throws them away and says, 'Here's your three-inch.'"

"I'm not a heels person," she says. "That's going to be my challenge."

(Considering Kendra had to de-shoe just moments before we spoke with her, we think she might be right.)

Rehearsals are already getting better though. "It's night and day from day one and day three," she says. "I felt like myself by day three. I felt like a winner."

And winning is something she wants very badly. "I'm such a competitive person, I'm an athlete," she says. "But I didn't realize that this isn't about being an athlete, it's about being a dancer. I have some booty-shaking under my belt, but I don't have the whole elegance and etiquette side of it. I'm a tomboy in a dress."

A tomboy in a dress, but not heels.
Photo/Video credit: ABC