Kitana Baker

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Kitana Baker
Kitana Baker.gif
Born Christi Josenhans
(1977-07-15) 15 July 1977 (age 36)
Anaheim, California
Height 5 ft 10.6 in (1.79 m)

Kitana Baker (born Christi Josenhans[1] on July 15, 1977) is an American model and actress

Background[edit]

Born in Anaheim, California, and of Chinese, Hawaiian, German, and Irish ancestry, Baker has appeared in numerous films, videos and television shows, and has worked for both E! and Playboy.

Career[edit]

Baker was first discovered in the "Girl Next Door" contest held by Playboy, where she was chosen as the winner. She does most of her modeling for her own official website, which she frequently promotes on radio programs, such as on The Howard Stern Show. Perhaps her biggest claim to fame has been a 2002 series of cleavage-intensive Miller Lite beer "catfight" TV commercials with fellow model Tanya Ballinger.[2] Baker revisited this role in a 2007 homage to the catfight ads produced by iFilm.com.[3] She also played herself in the mockumentary Incident at Loch Ness, in which she is purportedly hired to operate the sonar equipment, but whose real purpose is to plunge Baker into frigid Loch Ness while wearing a g-string bikini.[4]

World Wrestling Entertainment[edit]

Baker made appearances in two WWE pay-per-view (PPV) programs, and various WWE-related promotions:

  • Unforgiven 2002 – Where she played part in a "HLA" ("Hot Lesbian Action") theme that former WWE Raw manager Eric Bischoff built up around that PPV. Baker was taken out to the ring with Bischoff and a second "lesbian" and were scheduled to "perform" lesbianistic antics with Stephanie McMahon. However, it came to a close as Bischoff had other ideas.
  • WrestleMania XIX – In her second WWE appearance, Baker was joined with Tanya Ballinger. Reprising their roles as the Miller Lite catfight girls, they faced off against Torrie Wilson and Stacy Keibler in a "Fatal Four-Way Pillow Fight" which took place to one side of the WrestleMania XIX stage. The match was originally scheduled to take place in the ring but Baker and Ballinger argued over whether they should "settle it" in the ring or "in bed"; it was rescheduled to take place as a pillow-fight on a king-size bed.
  • WrestleMania XIX teasers – Prior to PPV event, Baker and Ballinger were featured in promotional commercials; similar to the Miller Light ads but arguing over who would win at Wrestlemania as opposed to the Miller Light drinks.[clarification needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wrestling Video". City News Service. March 23, 2004. 
  2. ^ Rob Manker (29 January 2009). "Desperately seeking...". Chicago Tribune. p. C2. 
  3. ^ The Catfight Girls Return! – Viral Videos – SPIKE
  4. ^ Roger Ebert (22 October 2004). "Truth or con job? 'Incident at Loch Ness' fun either way". Chicago Sun-Times Weekend Plus. p. 35. 

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