Michelle Baena Bio - Biography

Name Michelle Baena
Height 5' 3
Naionality American
Date of Birth 24 December 1972,
Place of Birth Muncie, Indiana, USA
Famous for
My name is Michelle Marie Baena. I was born
December 24th, 1972 in a small town called
Muncie, Indiana. When I was a child, my Dad
moved around a lot for work. I lived in
Edmond, Oklahoma during my early
elementary school years. When I was in 5th
grade, we moved out west to Folsom, CA
where I lived for three years. In 8th grade, we
moved back to the Midwest to Stanley,
Kansas where I made it through High School.
When I was 17, I moved out to California and I
have been here ever since. California offers
everything – mountains, the beach,
redwoods, big cities, small towns, rivers, wine
country…I just love it and I can’t see myself
ever leaving California.

I used to daydream of being a model as a
teenage girl. I absolutely idolized Christie
Brinkley - I would cut out pictures of her and
put them up on my wall. And I have always
dreamed of being in Playboy Magazine. I had
so much going on in my life for so long that I
never had the time to pursue a modeling
career. Actually, it’s probably more accurate
to say that I never made pursuing a modeling
career a priority in my life. In August of 2004,
at 31 years of age, I finally made the decision
to pursue my dream of a becoming a
successful model. I started off doing TFP
(Time for Print) work to flesh out my portfolio
and bikini/lingerie modeling, which made me a
little money here and there. Like many girls
entering modeling, I faced several
disappointments early on and had reason
after reason to become discouraged. For
example, I entered a Bay Area Hawaiian
Tropic contest and finished 4th. I also entered
the 2004 Ujena Bikini Jam where I finished
19th! But I kept focused on my goal of being
successful and despite being turned down for
big jobs several times for being “too short”,
“too tan”, “not tan enough”, “too fit”, “too
muscular”, “not fit enough”, “hair is too long”,
“hair is too short”, I finally got a break. I sent
in a few bikini shots in to Playboy.com for their
“Real Desperate Housewives” search. One
thing led to another and in April 2005, I
realized one of my dreams and appeared on
the May 2005 cover of Playboy Magazine.
This definitely opened the door for me to
advance in my career, but I do realize that my
career is just starting and I have a lot of goals
that I have yet to accomplish.
It has now been a year and a half since I first
started modeling and I have shot for several
fitness magazines, Benchwarmer, Mac &
Bumble, and the USA National Bikini Team.

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