Any woman wielding a tomahawk is a force to be reckoned with, so it's no wonder that Ryah is feared by many across the land. Born of Cherokee blood, this woodland woman has no tolerance for injustice and is quite happy to throw her favorite weapon at anyone who tries to cross her. An expert in long range combat, Ryah also trusts her bow and arrows to do what needs to be done. Dare to challenge this woman in red, and you'll be sorry you ever laid eyes upon her.
Weapons and Equipment
About the Model
Mallory Denison is a 27 year old actual amazon from Roanoke, VA. At 13 she was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, which led her to feel her femininity was a curse instead of a blessing. She struggled in adolescence, living in a conservative community and having to take birth control for POS. She found her strength and confidence in horsemanship, she is the best version of herself when partnered with a horse who challenges her to grow. High School color guard helped her to connect to her inner femininity, through the dance and choreography with rifle and sabre. She found how powerful her body was with Crossfit and Olympic weightlifting. Today she's a proud, independent and successful woman who has found her dream career in the wine industry, representing small production, family-owned producers. She's also a proud rescue mom and volunteers at her local no-kill shelter, the League for Animal Protection.
Behind the Scenes......
- At 6 foot 1, Mallory is the tallest model we've had in Sucker Punched. In her heels as Ryah, she was almost 6'6", and we frequently needed a stepladder to help her with her hair, makeup and hood.
- The cape worn by Ryah is modified from a Handmaid's costume, which seemed oddly appropriate for this project.
- Ryah's war paint was designed by Mallory and Keely, who plays Syn.