WIA Profile: Shelly Riley

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What did you do before getting into the adult industry?

it doesn't matter if you're a girl or a guy

I worked in the mortgage industry for four years as a loan partner. Glad I got out when I did since the economy sucks now.

What is your favorite part about working at Playboy?

Hmmm... this is a tough one! I love everything I do here but I would probably have to say "seeing tons of naked chicks"OK, just had to say that for the guys. I enjoy organizing the GFY parties, Webmaster Access Shows and the Playboy Casting Calls.

How do you come up with new and innovative ideas for Webmaster Access?

I try to think outside the box and put myself in the sponsor and attendees place and wonder what would they want to see or have.

Do you feel it is easier or more difficult for women to do serious business in this industry?

As long as you carry yourself in a business manner you'll get what you need accomplished. In my opinion it doesn't matter if you're a girl or a guy.

What advice do you have for women just getting started (as something other than talent/performer) in the adult industry?

I say go towards what you're interested in and good at! Also, be strong and don't fall into the bad things that you'll come across in this industry.