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FEATURED COVER GIRL

 Andrea Nicole Baker  

BIO:


Vital Stats

Name:    Andrea Nicole Baker

Age:    39

Measurements:    38-26-36

Dress Size:    12/14

Shoe Size:    11

Height:        5’ 10”

Location:    Atlanta, Ga.

Email        andreacdgirl@aol.com


I am a self-confident person who is very comfortable being out in public as a woman. I adore shopping, going to a restaurants, movies and clubs. I enjoy dressing in a stylish and fashionable manner. I love being complimented on my complete feminine appearance.

My earliest memory, of my interest in feminine dressing, was seeing my sister wearing a gorgeous blue party dress which Mom had purchased for her 13th birthday party. I was about 10 years old at the time. I could not get the thought out of my mind of how pretty I would look in that dress. It took a few weeks for me to build up the courage to ask her if I could try on that party dress.

Sis broke into a fit of laughter at my request. I broke down into tears. She thought I was only joking. Looking at the tears streaming down my cheeks, Sis realized that I was serious. I remember that she made some comment about me crying like a girl. I’m not sure she meant it as a compliment but it actually made me feel a bit better. She gave me a big hug and wiped away my tears. I just opened up my heart to her. She promised to dress me in a pretty party dress and have a special “sisters” birthday party together. I was so excited.

Two weeks later, early on a Saturday morning, Sis told me it was time. She told me that she was going to dress me as a birthday party girl. We would spend the rest of the day celebrating our birthdays. She curled my hair and put pretty bows and ribbons in it, put on makeup and dressed me in a lovely pink party dress with black patent leather shoes. When I saw myself in the mirror I felt like I had gone to heaven. I knew that this was not going to be a one-time only event.


I remember being so confused growing up because there was so little access to information. There were times when I thought I was the only person who felt this way. At least I had my Sister to share my innermost feelings with. She was very understanding and helpful.

When I became a teenager I decided that I could not hide my interests (and myself) in the closet. I wanted to be out and around and enjoying myself as a girl. Looking back at that period of time I could not believe the risks I took and how wild I was. I was just so thrilled to be “out”.


One of my scariest experiences was when I drove myself (at 16) to the local shopping center (dressed of course). I had only been driving for a short time, but I could not resist taking the opportunity to shop as a girl (by myself) for the first time.  I spent a few hours in a favorite department store just browsing and enjoying the experience. While I was walking back through the parking lot a man stopped his car, rolled down his window and said to me “Girl, you look awesome. What are you doing tonight?”

My heart started to pound so hard. I walked as fast as I could (in heels) to my car. I got in and locked the car and drove away. It wasn’t until later that I realized what a wonderful compliment I had received. I can laugh at it now. But a 16 year old TG being approached by an older man is very, very scary.


As I got older I learned about support groups and desired to reach out and meet other TGs. It was such a wonderful feeling to know that I was not alone. I joined a gender group and then eventually a local chapter of Tri-Ess. There were so many girls who were willing to share their feelings and experiences with me. I was amazed at how much we had in common. I also realized that those of us who were out were definitely in the minority. As I matured I have made it a point to help younger TGs with their first steps out of the closet. I have also attended quite a few TG events and conferences around the country. I love meeting and making new girlfriends.


I have had the opportunity to do quite a bit of traveling for both work and pleasure. When I have the opportunity I usually pack for two. The only downside of this is that it means giving up the opportunity to pack light. A girl also must remember to leave some room in her suitcases for any new purchases. Being away from home helped me develop my self-confidence. I have always been focused on passing. Walking through a mall, and only receiving complimentary looks, made me realize that most people just mind their own business and that I was definitely accepted as a woman. Some of my favorite cities are Chicago, Toronto, New York, Boston, San Francisco, and, of course, Atlanta.


I love spending an afternoon at the mall shopping. I have developed my own tastes in fashion. I have certain labels that I particularly adore. It is great fun to put together an outfit and then properly accessorize it with the perfect shoes, jewelry, etc. I always try things on to see that the outfit fits me well and gives me the look I am after. The sales women are always helpful and attentive. Many of them know me as a regular customer in my favorite stores. (Nordstroms, Lord & Taylor, Bloomingdales, Saks, Marshall Fields, etc). There are also quite a few lovely boutiques that I frequent.


I also love going out with my girlfriends to restaurants, movies and clubs. I do enjoy dancing especially at places where there is a large dance floor. It’s also great fun to go to the drag clubs. It seems that most cities have one (or more) these days. I have noticed that there is almost always a bachelorette party. A Bride-to-be and her girlfriends out enjoying the drag show. It’s amazing how mainstream this has become.


I was able to fulfill a special desire of mine this past summer. I was in London for a week. I spent every moment I could out an Andrea. One day was shopping on Oxford, Regent and Carnaby Streets. In addition to the lovely department stores there are so many exquisite boutiques with gorgeous fashions. I also went to two shows on the west end and to the Wayout Club.  That club is the happening place on Saturday nights for TGs and their admirers. The dance music and the live shows are just incredible. I also did a day trip to Stratford-on-Avon (William Shakespeare’s birthplace). It was a 2 hour train trip from London. I enjoyed the sightseeing and shopping. I also took the opportunity to do a professional glamour photo shoot. As you can imagine, I adore modeling and posing. It was wonderful to learn some professional modeling techniques and be the center of attention dressed in such glamorous outfits. You can see some of them on my personal web site.


Please feel free to email me for my web site url. I would love to chat with you all about common feminine interests.



Click on Andrea’s portrait below to go to her Flickr page. Click here to go to Andrea’s website. Andrea also has a blog ... Click here to go there.



















































Andrea - 2006

Andrea - 2011