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Exceptional Cheerleader Becomes Savvy, Underwhelming Porn Star

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No one's perfect. 

Cheerleading demands an intense response from your cardiovascular system and requires a surprising amount of endurance. You need flexibility, a level head, and natural spunk to make it big in the sport. Apple Graceffa was big; a talented "cheerlebrity," with a sparkling record of achievement. Take into account all of his cheer prowess and you'd think, "Hey, if this kid is gonna jump on into porn, that's a basket toss I'd like to see!" And then it happens, and instead of scoring a perfect 10 it's sort of, well, lackluster.

As profiled in a piece on The Wire, Graceffa (who now goes by porn alias Liam Riley) decided to pursue a career in porn after he was contacted by Helix Studios (link NSFW). A site specializing in "all American college men and teen boys," Helix has produced three videos with Riley so far. Discussing how he connected with Helix, Riley said "I was already following the directors and producers and a few models. We kind of went back and forth via Twitter DMs… You know, this was something I had an interest in, and we set up a lunch meeting." That detail is what makes Riley's story so unique. 

As a cheerlibrity, Riley has used his established popularity, earned through his excellence as a cheerleader and general stand-up guy, to boost his porn career. "Being a high-social cheerleader, it's given me an advantage that most models probably don't have. With the high following, of course people are like 'Who's that?'," said Riley. As of now, he's correct. With just three scenes released, Riley has nearly 20K Twitter followers and an active feed. To that, we tip our hat. 

Now if we could just make the porn better. 

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