Riley Monroe shoots with Unplugged Magazine

Unplugged Magazine: What do you feel are your most attractive attributes? How do you use them to make the photo phenomenal?

RILEY: I am a very hardworking, motivated model that strives to be the best I can be. I enjoy accomplishing goals, so when I accomplish goals I want to accomplish more and do what I need to do to cross goals off my list.

Unplugged Magazine: How do you handle a situation where a photographer does not properly direct you?

RILEY: If a photographer is not giving me direction, I put as much variety in my pictures as possible. With a variety of facial expressions, poses, eye position, hand location, etc.

Unplugged Magazine: What is your greatest weakness, as a model? What are you doing to improve on it?

RILEY: My greatest weakness as a model is getting nervous and having doubts. I practice poses in the mirror, take lots of

pictures with my friends and by myself, and turn my nerves and negative thoughts into positive energy so that I can model better.

Unplugged Magazine: Why do you consider yourself a creative person?

RILEY: I would consider myself a creative person, because I like to come up with my own poses (and runway walks) at home, and use inspiration to create new looks while modeling.

Unplugged Magazine: Do you eat nutritiously? How often do you exercise or go to the gym?

RILEY: I am a very healthy person. I eat smoothies for breakfast, salads or sandwiches for lunch and either fish or chicken for dinner. For snacks I eat fruits, like blueberries or veggies like carrots. I do not eat red meat and rarely eat junk food. I go to the gym for about an hour a day, six days a week on average. Being healthy just makes you feel physically and mentally better.

Unplugged Magazine: What makes modeling fun for you?

RILEY: Modeling for me is like an art. It's beautiful and amazing. I love it.

Unplugged Magazine: What is your greatest weakness, as a model? What are you doing to improve on it?ke the photo phenomenal?

RILEY: My eyes are one of my favorite attributes, and by looking directly into the center of the lens, it makes your pictures pop perfectly. I also really like my posture and using it just right makes an elegant look.

Unplugged Magazine: What is popular misnomer you discovered about modeling?

RILEY: Modeling is not as easy as it looks. Modeling is not just standing in front of a camera and looking good. There are so many to think about and focus on at the same time. From where your hands go to keeping your balance, it is definitely harder than it looks.

Unplugged Magazine: Have you ever had surprises when you showed up for a shoot? How did you handle it?

RILEY: One time, a photographer wanted to use a fisheye lens. At the time I had no idea what that was, so I looked it up and then asked the photographer if she would show me some shots so I would know what I looked like.

Unplugged Magazine: Any advice for new models or models trying to make a comeback?

RILEY: My advice would be, work hard at what you want, give it your all and it's okay to be nervous, just shake out your nerves before your shoot, don't over think things and you'll do great!

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