|Playboy centerfold appearance|
|Preceded by||Melissa Evridge|
|Succeeded by||Brittany York|
|Born||September 25, 1970
San Diego, California
|Height||5 ft 5.5 in (1.66 m)|
|Weight||110 lb (50 kg; 7.9 st)|
Kendall grew up in San Diego, California. Her parents divorced when she was three years old but remained friends and Kendall spent her childhood split between them. In her Playmate Profile video, Kendall claims that she wanted to be a Playmate since she was six years old and even went so far as to dress up like a Playboy Bunny numerous times for Halloween. She started modeling at 15 years of age when she entered the Miss Mission Beach competition. She was the youngest contestant and was named "People's Choice." She returned at the age of 17 and won the title.
Kendall spent the next year competing in bikini contests and hot legs competitions around Southern California, averaging about two contests a week even through the winter. The day after she turned 18, Kendall had a photographer shoot some nude photos and submitted them to Playboy. In addition to being named Miss September 1990, she continued to work at an outpatient surgery center.