EXCLUSIVE! Everything you need to know about Ryker Baloun
Girls' Life: What inspired you to become an influencer?
Ryker Baloun: I started as an actor when I was 4 and once I did acting for a while I got involved with Piper Rockelle and her group. I did a couple of videos with them and after that realized that I could use social media platforms as another outlet to entertain people just like acting.
GL: Outside of acting, what do you like to do for fun?
RB: So much! Just a few seconds before the meeting started I was playing chess. I also love to read, play hockey, cook, biking and so much more. I've been loving reading self-improvement books like Atomic Habits recently, I use the things I learned in that book all throughout my day.
GL: What role models do you look up to for your career?
RB: My friends are the ones who really inspire me because whenever I'm not at my best they'll call me up and keep me going. Working with older costars at a young age has also taught me so many life and acting lessons that I take with me every day. Ryker's pro tip: Surround yourself with the best people, it'll inspire you always
GL: What's the best piece of advice you've ever received?
RB: Spend the majority of your life becoming the person that you admire the most. It's a really important piece of advice and I always keep it in mind.
RYKER'S CURRENT LOVE LIST:
Movie: What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Books: Can't Hurt Me By David Goggins and Atomic Habits by James Clear
Actors: The Rock, Leonardo DiCaprio
Hobby: Reading self-improvement books
Dream acting role: Jack in Titanic
Recipe: Chicken parm
GL: What was your experience filming "The Magic"? Any fave memories from set?
RB: The best thing when I was filming it was absolutely the croissants! All jokes aside, the actors, set, crew and everyone involved were incredible and I had such an enjoyable experience. In between scenes, I had so many great conversations about life and books. I have so many great memories from that film and love everyone I got to learn from.
GL: Tell us about your support of the St. Jude's foundation. What motivates you to get involved?
RB: After developing my passion for social media, I hadn't realized that I could use it to help with charity. One of my friends told me about an opportunity to go live with St. Jude's to raise money, which got me so excited to get involved. When you get to directly impact people, you feel like you have your own army behind you and it's fantastic. It's nice to do something good for the world, and I am so happy to do what I can.
GL: We're so excited to see what's in store for you this year, any upcoming projects?
RB: So many exciting things are coming up, this month I have two parts in network shows that have been so fun to film. I've been super productive with auditions and there's so much potential that I'm excited for right now.
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