Kat Monroe chose her name because “at a young age I was compared to a feline. I was very jittery, very fun, very fast, but very picky and a little bit bitchy sometimes. Monroe came from a book I’m writing, a fictional biography of my life. My character’s name is Mia Monroe Lockwood. The middle name caught my eye when I had to choose my porn name.”
She never watched porn until she got into the industry, she says, but “I grew up reading it. When I hit 15 and I lost my virginity, I was reading Nora Roberts books. I never slept around, was serially monogamous. Never had a serious drive for sex but I loved it. Then I got into a relationship that wasn’t working, I was doing mainstream modeling, then private modeling, then lingerie, then nudity. I was never ashamed, I find the human body amazing. I was recruited by 360 Modeling and I was scared, but I decided that saying no to an opportunity like this would make me feel stupid. I took it, came to L.A. for 10 days—and I’m still here.”
Monroe went to school as a veterinary technician and still takes a business attitude to her work. “The joy of it is you get to have sex, you get to have fun, but the business side is you have to take care of your body, you have to manage your money, you have to know how to network and portray yourself to the world. You can come off looking bad and trashy, or you can look successful, which people don’t think happens from porn. But it happens. There are two paths you can take in the adult industry: there’s the path where the girls drop out, and there’s the path where you see them on the cover of Hustler.”
In January, she attended AVN Adult Entertainment Expo, and “It was different. It was hard to come back to reality at the end. The people come from around the world and they know you—and I was only in for two months at the time. I was always all about entertainment, and to be doing it was really cool.”
She thinks her best scenes so far are an anal scene with Mike Adriano in Rectal Workout 3 and a then-unreleased scene with Mark Wood she called “It’s On My Phone” but was released on the DVD Anal Young ’uns 6. She says, “I love BDSM. I love anal. I love dirty, sloppy blowjobs. I want to work with Bryan Gozzling. I watch him on Snapchat all the time and I watch him fuck those girls and I love that.”
Her 13 tattoos include a tribute to her Irish heritage and tribal animal symbols. “You have to live life to the fullest because you’re going to die whether you want to or not. I never give up. Everybody’s given up on something. I’m a die-hard, go-hard kind of girl. I put everything into everything, and that’s what I’ve done with porn.”
Book her through ATMLA. Twitter: @KatMonroexxx.
This article originally ran in the January 2018 issue of AVN magazine. for the digital edition.
Photo by Rick Garcia. For more images of Kat Monroe taken at AVN's Talent Night, click here.