Tressa Silguero is widely known for her brief role in the adult film industry, otherwise known as the ‘pornographic media’. She has since left this scene as documented by the hit Netflix documentary “Hot Girls Wanted”, which has reached critical acclaim.
I conducted an exclusive interview with Tressa to find out more about her controversial world.
Hey Tressa! This is a totally different type of interview for me and I’ll be interested to see how you respond!
Hey, its great to be here!
So I first discovered you on Netflix through the documentary “Hot Girls Wanted”. How did your involvement in that come about?
The way I got involved in the Documentary “Hot Girls Wanted” was when I met the directors of the film Jill and Ronna for the first time at Rachel’s [pornographic] scene. They were interested in my opinion about the industry and such. They then realized they wanted to follow me everywhere I went, including home and family trips.
There are thousands and thousands of young females in the adult film industry. What is it that attracts most of them there?
The reason why most girls go in the industry is because of the amount of money they offer is quite appealing to the ear of an eighteen year old. (amateur porn stars can receive upwards of £2000 per shoot, depending on the scene or agent)
Has your involvement in the pornographic industry ‘desensitized’ you in any way, in terms of personal relationships?
In my personal relationships, it didn’t ‘desensitize‘ it, it just made everything harder to cope with around my family. With Kendall, the spark did fade a little bit through our rough times but now it’s better than ever. My old friendships became awkward, as in them randomly text me, asking me about the documentary and saying that I’m famous. It just made me feel weird about it.
Many young people are sucked into the adult film industry, either as viewers or as participants. What is your advice to both viewers of porn at a young age and to people thinking of going into porn?
What do you strive to do next in life?
Well, at the moment I’m a Catering Manager and store manager for a Restaurant. I plan on becoming a General manager of my own store in the next 8-10 months. I love my job! I live to do better each day and always look forward.
Do you regret working in the adult film industry at all?
I don’t regret going into the industry. If I wouldn’t have made that one choice of getting on the plane (to residency with agent), I wouldn’t have met Kendall. I know what your probably thinking, “Why go through all of that trouble, stress and SHIT?” I would honestly do it over again, just to be with Kendall. Kendall is my other half and my best friend.
If you could change one thing in your past, would you, and what would it be?
I’m sure there’s a lot of shit I could change, but I wouldn’t want to. Reason being, would I be the same person I am today? or would I be different? would I like being someone I could’ve been? Would I be with Kendall? would I still have a family? There are A LOT of “what if’s”. I wouldn’t change anything.
You’ve been absolutely incredible to interview and your story has touched so many people. Good luck in the future, Tressa!
Thanks for having me, Ben!