By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Booty shake: Kendra impressed judges Bruno Tonioli and Len Goodman in a sexy Samba routine to Livin' La Vida Loca tonight
She has had a hit and miss season on Dancing With the Stars so far, with Carrie Ann Inaba even criticising her lack of elegance.
But Kendra Wilkinson managed to leave the judges speechless on tonight's Guilty Pleasures themed show with her vigorous interpretation of the samba.
Wearing a barely-there yellow mini dress, the 25-year-old reality show star seemed determined to made an impression, and succeeded when she jumped on the judge's table for the dance climax.
'Oh, my god, - that was a guilty pleasure!' gushed a clearly impressed Inaba. 'You were so in your element in your dance. That was a big performance.
Meanwhile, head judge Len Goodman was clearly stunned by the vigorous number.
'Last week you had a spark. This week you had a fire,' he declared. 'The more you gyrated the more I palpitated!'
The star was clearly in her element performing the samba to Ricky Martin song Livin' La Vida Loca with professional partner Louis van Amstel.
Centre stage: The judges are visibly excited at Kendra's performance, while her dancing partner Louis van Amstel looks on
Earlier, she vowed that she was 'going to shake my butt all the way to the top of the leader board' - but despite winning over the judges with her sexy moves, she still failed to come top, although she did score a personal best 25.
Hip hop star Romeo and Disney actress Chelsea Kane both scored a perfect 10 each and tied with the highest scores of the season so far.
Chelsea's feat was made all the more impressive since her pro partner Mark Ballas had twisted his ankle in rehearsals earlier that day, with the painful moment screened on the show.
Romeo's waltz to Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On scored a romantic note with the judges with Inaba telling him: 'Every once in a while in a season magic happens - that was magical.'
Dancing through pain: Mark Ballas and his partner Chelsea Kane scored highly despite Ballas twisting his ankle during rehearsal
Surprise smacker: Romeo gives his dance partner Chelsie an impromptu kiss during the routine
'I think, Romeo DiCaprio, that your ship will sail on and on and on,' added Bruno Tonioli.
'That definitely was not planned,' Chelsie admitted, while Romeo added with a grin: 'I was just going with the flow.'
Elsewhere, actress Kirstie Alley scored highly with her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy, racking up nines after a good performance to Britney Spears Baby One More Time.
'Great job - right up my alley,' Goodman told her.
Britney boogie: Kirstie Alley impressed Len Goodman with her Samba to Spears son Baby One More Time
Former child star Ralph Macchio had the toughest time as dance partner Karina Smirnoff tripped over and fell the ground. But they quickly got up again, and still scored a very respectable 24 points.
'I'm proud of you, and you should be proud of yourself,' said judge Len Goodman.
Bruno added: 'Once you got back on it, there was no stopping you.'
Taking a tumble: Karina Smirnoff tripped up, leaving celebrity contestant Ralph Macchio to help her up
DWTS Kendra & Louis dance the Samba