About Me


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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STATS:

Height
5'3"
Weight
105 lbs.
Measurements
32D-24-32
Hair
Blonde
Eyes
Hazel



Print:

- COASTAL MAGAZINE COVER –August 2010
- LAEXPRESS MAGAZINE COVER- August 2010
- SPY ON VEGAS COVER October -2009
- KATRINAS CLUBWEAR CATALOG MODEL 2005-2010
- BENCHWARMER TRADING CARDS – 2006-2010
- MYSTIQUE MAGAZINE 2006
- JUNE 2006 ROCKSTAR MAG. COVER AND LAYOUT
- MAY 2005 PLAYBOY COVER MODEL
- JAVA JEWELS CATALOG 12-2005
- AMERICAN CURVES MAGAZINE 6 PAGE LAYOUT - October 2006
- BIKER BUNNY CALENDAR - 2006
- PLAYBOY DVD Release - September 2005
- SKATEBOARDER MAGAZINE - July 2005
- CLIMBING MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER - July 2005
- SURFING MAGAZINE (PG.156) - July 2005
- COVER AND INSIDE OF PLAYBOY MAGAZINE - May 2005
- STAR MAGAZINE (Article and photo) - APRIL 18,2005
Websites:

- Playboys Girls of My Space
- Interview With 93X Radio In Minneapolis
- Interview with Savvy
- Esterman Entertainment
- USA National Bikini Team January
- Football and Chicks
- Gene Simmons
- The Surfing Mag
- KOIN Sports
- Katrina's Clothing
- Wire Image (Search for "Michelle Baena"
- IMDB






TV/Radio:

- ROCKY 6 - December, 2005
- GC DALLAS TEXAS PAPER, November, 200511-05
- INTERVIEW WITH http://www.femmefatales.com/ - September, 2005
- STORY FEATURED ON ACCESS HOLLYWOOD - April, 2005
- STORY FEATURED ON INSIDE EDITION - April, 2005
- KYLD-FM 94.9 THE DOGHOUSE MORNING SHOW - April, 2005
- KIOI-FM 101.3 THE DON BLEU MORNING SHOW - April, 2005
- KSAN-FM 107.7 LAMONT AND TONELLI - April, 2005
- KRON-TVSPORTS FINAL - April, 2005
- FOX MORNING SHOW - April, 2005
- TAMPA:WYUU-FM COWHEAD & BRENT SHOW - April, 2005
- CLEVELAND WMMS - April, 2005
- ATLANTA:WQXI AM 790 THE ZONE - April, 2005
- DENVER KBPI-FM THE LOCKER ROOM WITH STOUT AND D-MAK - April, 2005
- ATLANTA WKLS FM 96 ROCK"SOUTHSIDE AND RHODES" - April, 2005
- FLORIDA WRXK 96.1 K-ROCK THE LIZ WILD SHOW - April, 2005

Appearances:

- COMIC CON BENCHWARMER SIGNING –July 2010
- CHARLOTTE ,CA CLUB SIGNING April-2008
- COMIC CON BENCHWARMER SIGNING –July 2008
- TANGERINE NIGHT CLUB-COYOTE UGLY-LAS VEGAS 2006
- BENCHWARMER HOLIDAY PARTY - December, 2005
- GLAMOURCON LAX - November,2005
- LAS VEGAS NACE CONVENTION - November 2-5,2005
- PLAYBOY MANSION HALLOWEEN PARTY - October 29, 2005
- HOLLYWOOD COLLECTORS SHOW - October 1-2,2005
- Lingerie Bowl III National Kick-Off Party - September 2005
- PLAYBOY MANSION MIDSUMMER NIGHT PARTY - August 6, 2005
- PLAYBOY MANSION 4TH OF JULY PARTY - July 2005
- PLAYBOY PLAYMATE OF THE YEAR LUNCHEON - May 2005
- TOWER RECORDS-SAN JOSE,CA PLAYBOY SIGNING - April 2005


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