Maria Grey is a beautiful model from Toronto, Ontario. She’s also a top social media influencer for over three years. Her beauty and passion comes out with every breathtaking photo she takes.  With over 400,000 followers and counting, the lovely Canadian sat down with Industry Rules to discuss her career.

AF: How have you been under the country’s COVID-19 pandemic?

MG: COVID-19 has been a crazy time, but I have been handling it the best I can. I am very grateful to be able to do 90% of my work from the computer. It has also been an awesome opportunity to connect with my family and dive deeper into my spirituality.

AF: How did you get into the modeling industry?

MG: I got into this industry by chance, a friend invited me to her photoshoot and somehow I ended up in front of the camera. I had always loved being on stage performing for musicals and in my local jazz choir, but modeling was new to me. After that, I booked a photoshoot for myself and continued to practice. I was determined to make this a part of my future whether short term or long term, modeling resonated with me. 

AF: How did you get into the modeling industry?

MG: I honestly love the process of building and growing, goal setting is so important to me. My biggest highlight was the moment I could leave my job and schooling to pursue a full-time career as a model and influencer. The ability to work wherever I want whenever I want is so valuable to me. 

AF: Can you list some highlights of your career?

MG: The daily routine I use to get me in shape haha depends on the day.. Some days I have good days and some days I have bad. I try to workout 5-6 days per week and eat as healthy as I can. I still love chicken wings and pizza though… I will never let diet or training control my life again. There was a time where I was obsessed with critiquing my body. Once I stopped doing bodybuilding competitions I began a journey rooted in self love and my body image transformed. 

I started learning more and more about the spiritual world and created meditation routines. I love introducing crystals and energy work to my practices and I find it helps keep me grounded. 

AF: What daily routine do you use to keep in shape?

MG: The daily routine I use to get me in shape haha depends on the day.. Some days I have good days and some days I have bad. I try to workout 5-6 days per week and eat as healthy as I can. I still love chicken wings and pizza though… I will never let diet or training control my life again. There was a time where I was obsessed with critiquing my body. Once I stopped doing bodybuilding competitions I began a journey rooted in self love and my body image transformed.

AF: What’s next for you career and how can people find you for business opportunities?

MG: I am transitioning to photography and will be spending a lot more time behind the camera opposed to in front of it. I will be available as a model via instagram and the best way to contact me is email or DM. I am also available on my onlyfans where I update my fans with everything new that’s going on in my life: acting, singing, modeling, photography, e-commerce and real estate are all things on the “to-do” board.

You can follow Maria’s journey via her Instagram: @mariagreyxo.