But in private, Chris
, who is 6ft, had been dressing as a woman for years - and in 2003, bravely decided to go public with her
new identity and become Chrisie.
A full-time carer to her
daughter Chloe, nine, Chrisie has faced a backlash from outraged neighbors and even been physically assaulted after announcing she
was going to live as a woman.
When Chloe was born, Chrisie was Chris
She also worked as an electrician and once ran a limousine business - where she was inundated with attention from women on hen nights.