updated 03/27/2011 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 03/28/2011 AT 8:00 AM ET
If Dancing with the Stars were filmed in a nightclub, Kendra Wilkinson would feel more at ease.
“I need to think, this is the club and I need to go out there and show what I really got,” the reality star – and DWTS contestant – told PEOPLE this weekend, while hosting a party at the MGM Grand’s Wet Republic in Las Vegas.
The Kendra star, 25, who received a lukewarm reception during the first week of the ABC show, said nerves got the better of her and that that she simply needs to let loose and remind herself that she’ll never be a professional ballroom dancer.