RAY: Where are you from?
MIA LINA: Chicago.
RAY: Really? Me too.
MIA: Well, sort of. I’m from the far north suburbs of Chicago. But nobody really knows where that is, so I just say Chicago.
RAY: North suburbs… As in, Lake County?
MIA: Yeah! You know where that is?
RAY: I lived there for many years.
MIA: I’m from Round Lake Beach, Illinois.
RAY: Get the fuck out of here.
MIA: No way!
RAY: Rollins Road, baby.
MIA: Oh my god!
RAY: Shit you not.
MIA: This is amazing! [Laughs] We’re from the same small town!
RAY: Porn star Mia Lina is from Round Lake Beach, Illinois. Wow. So how old are you?
MIA: 20. I lived there for about ten years, starting around the time I was in fifth grade.
RAY: So you graduated high school there?
MIA: Yeah, I went to Round Lake High School.
RAY: You’ve got to be the only porn star who went there.
MIA: I would imagine! [Laughs]
RAY: This is quite possibly the last thing I expected to discuss with you. Do you realize how many little towns there are in this country? The odds of meeting someone from basically the same intersection are insane.
MIA: I’ve met so many people from Illinois in San Diego and L.A., but nobody from Round Lake — until now!
RAY: A lot of people from the midwest migrate here. I had five close friends pack up and move here after coming to visit me a few times. That was over ten years ago and none of them have moved back.
MIA: It’s fucking freezing there!
RAY: Exactly. Or it’s too hot. There’s rarely any moderation in the weather.
MIA: I was going to move to Vegas to live with my brother. But my boyfriend and I decided to get married, so we moved to San Diego.
RAY: You met him in high school?
MIA: Yes. We actually met through my twin sister. She was in love with him. My sister and I don’t look anything alike, by the way.
MIA: [Laughs] Anyway, she was literally in love with him. But he and I started hanging out more than she and he did. So, she hates him now. She doesn’t know we’re married yet. I didn’t want to tell her. We got married in Vegas. We’re eventually going to have a real wedding.
RAY: How many brothers and sisters do you have?
MIA: Two. And I have one brother.
RAY: How did you get into porn?
MIA: I needed money.
RAY: That’s a good start.
MIA: That’s pretty much it! I moved to San Diego from Round Lake for my husband. He’s in the military and got stationed there.
RAY: Is he aware that you shoot porn?