LOS ANGELES—Katya Rodriguez admits she was getting tired of the same routine, juggling three different jobs and going to school.
“It was really hard,” she recalls. “I just got sick of it.”
A native of Chicago, she was working at a factory, waiting tables at Buffalo Wild Wings and modeling part time. She was also studying to be a nurse midwife.
“I gave up school and started working a lot,” Rodriguez continues. “I got tired of that and then I stopped working for three months and focused on camming.”
Once she warmed up to camming on Chaturbate she realized she was making more online than she was at the three jobs combined. Not to mention, she knew her sister Veronica Rodriguez has built a lucrative career in porn.
So in October of last year Katya decided to make a dramatic change and come to LA to give porn a shot. She hasn’t been back to the Midwest since and in January got her own place.
“When I got here I was very nervous. I didn’t know if this is what I really wanted to do but then after my third shoot I was like this is fun I want to keep doing it,” Rodriguez says. “I’m really excited to stay here and work.”
Now 20 years old and represented by Kendra Lust's Society 15 agency, Katya says she loves porn performing and wants to make it her career.
“I get to work with a lot of beautiful women,” she says. “I just love having sex with beautiful women and men. Before I was a cam model and I was used to exposing myself on camera. That just led me to wanting more, wanting to expose myself in porn and the fact that my sister is in the industry I just wanted to do the same thing as her and see what it’s like. So far I enjoy it.”
Katya, who was born in Mexico and is half Venezuelan, said she reached out to Veronica for advice before making the move and big sis came through for her big time.
“I didn’t talk to her as much because we have different moms, so we were living far apart from each other and when I talked to her I told her, ‘Hey, I want to do the same thing you’re doing. How do I get in? Tell me about it.’
“And she was surprised that I wanted to do it. Because I was different. I studied a lot. I wanted to be a nurse and now that she knows that I’m a very sexually active person she’s like, ‘Wow, I want to help you out.’”
Katya continues, “I kept it a secret for a long time—me being sexually active. I wasn’t the way I am now. I’m not shy to say that I’m sexually active and I like what I’m doing. I don’t care anymore. I don’t care what people think about me anymore.”
Katya has performed in about 30 scenes so far for studios such as Team Skeet, Reality Kings, Mofos, North Pole, Brazzers, 21st Sextury and NetVideoGirls, which shot her first sex scene—a boy/girl/girl with Nikki Knightly.
“It was my first time being with a girl,” she says. “It was different but I enjoyed it. I look back to the video and I had fun.”
Rodriguez says her Halloween scene, “Bitty Bopper Gets a Scare,” with Jake Jace for Team Skeet’s ExxxtraSmall.com was her favorite so far.
Meanwhile, she says her “Stepbrotherly Love” scene with Xander Corvus for Brazzers’ TeensLikeItBig.com was another strong one.
“It was really fun. It was crazy—like he is insane. He’s on some other level,” Rodriguez says.
Now that she’s settled into performing, “I am more comfortable with having a crowd of people looking at me."
“And I found a way to squirt—a lot,” Katya adds. “I didn’t know I could do that. I mean I knew I could squirt, just not insane. Sometimes I can’t even stop. And my G-spot. I know how to control it now. Just working with male talent, I feel more comfortable working with them. And my acting is way better. I practice.”
Katya thanks her sister for guiding her so well.
“I just feel like she’s helped me a lot and taught me so many things I didn’t even know,” says Katya, who entertained the crowd with Veronica at her booth at Exxxotica N.J. in November.
“That was my very first event,” Katya recalls, adding that the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in January in Las Vegas was her second. “It was insane, but it was so much fun.”
As she heads into Spring, Rodriguez says she’s “a hundred-percent committed to porn” and already working on her official website.
“I still don’t know my logo or anything like that, but I’m thinking about a lot of things. It will launch this year,” she says.
When she isn’t on set, she’s probably at the gym—she sometimes works out twice a day—or practicing her pole dancing. Katya says she wouldn’t mind doing a scene with Kendra Lust, the head of Society 15 and reigning AVN MILF Performer of the Year.
“I want to do a mom scene with her,” Katya says. “... I want to shoot her for my website.”
At press time Katya also said Gina Valentina and Jill Kassidy were on her list of girls to do.
“I have a lot of girls. I’m a lesbo,” she jokes. “I was always bi-curious. I didn’t want to be bi-curious because I was like, no that’s not me, that’s weird. But then when I experienced it I was like oh my god what am I talking about. I really love it.”
Rodriguez has already worked with Monique Alexander for Reality Kings and Jasmine Summers for Strokies.
“I did the blowjob scene with her. But I got to make out with her after. That was pretty fun,” Katya says. “And I worked with Cherie DeVille. I did a boy/girl/girl for Third Degree.”
Photo by Jeff Koga