Actress/Model/Influencer Riley Sawyer Featured In Toronto Sun Talking Concussions

Actress/Model/Influencer Riley Sawyer was featured in the Toronto Sun in an article entitled “Beauty and Her Brain: Former Figure Skater and SUNshine Girl Talks Concussions.” 

Riley Sawyer is taking the entertainment world by storm. A successful model, actress and influencer, Riley Sawyer and her Pom-chi dog Baby are very popular on Instagram, where she documents her adventures on a daily basis and can be followed @rileeys . 

When figure skating-related injuries (15 concussions to date) forced her to give up her dream of becoming a professional athlete, following in the footsteps of her cousin – Olympic figure skater Shawn Sawyer, the Toronto-based beauty set her sights on a full-time modeling career. Sawyer is already a hugely recognized local celebrity in Toronto, as she is the No. 1 voted “Sunshine Girl”  by Toronto Sun readers for four months running, made a bikini-clad appearance during a product pitch on Dragon’s Den ( think Canadian Shark Tank), and placed 3rd in the International Maxim Magazine Covergirl contest. 

Riley Sawyer has done catwalk modeling for Maison de Couture, appeared in the “My Best Friend’s Girl” music video by The Next Star: Season 3 reality winner Diego Gomes, and hangs out with hottest celebs and athletes when they are in Canada, including JRDN and Jason Derulo. 

Using her celebrity to give back, Riley Sawyer is working with a new mental health program called Head1st that helps those dealing with mental issues stemming from their trauma. 

Riley Sawyer, aged 20, was out on the ice for the first time in years figure skating at Scarbrorough’s Centennial Recreation Centre . Riley has sustained upwards of 15 concussions since the age of 13 and is now part of the Headt1st concussion awareness program. (Pictured) Posing at the Toronto Sun for an upcoming SUNshine Girl shoot in her skating outfits on Thursday November 28, 2019. Jack Boland/Toronto Sun/Postmedia Network

Head1st on Instagram:

Read the entire Toronto Sun article on Riley Sawyer written by Jack Boland here: 

Follow Riley Sawyer on the web:


Twitter @RileySawyer_ 

Instagram @Rileeys 

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