2019 Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader
- Former Dallas Cowboys: Jason Witten
- Movie: Emperor’s New Groove
- Quote: “She will be known by the boldness of her faith.”
- Food: Cupcake Pancakes
- Article of Clothing: Fuzzy Socks
- Phone App: Instagram
- Cartoon Character: Tinkerbell
- TV Show: Friends
- Holiday: Christmas
- Charity: National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Ice Cream: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
WHAT IS YOUR JUNK FOOD WEAKNESS?
Anything peanut butter and chocolate!
WHO IS YOUR “CELEBRITY CRUSH”?
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB?
A therapist for adolescents
WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?
Disappointing my loved ones
WHAT IS AN EMBARRASSING MOMENT?
I am a former NBA dancer and during one of our dances I had to quickly squat down then jump out into a hair flip. I squatted down, jumped out to execute a huge hair flip, and felt a sharp pain on my head. I looked down and at my feet was one of my hair extensions laying in the middle of the court. I had stepped on my hair and then flipped up so hard that I had ripped the extension straight off my head. Thankfully I managed to swipe the extension and hide it in my pocket for the rest of the dance.
DO YOU HAVE ANY PETS (IF SO LIST NAMES)?
2 cats, Frosty and Footsie
WHO IS THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE?
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM VACATION DESTINATION?
Cruise around the Mediterranean
IF YOU HAD TO PICK TWO CELEBRITIES TO BE YOUR PARENTS WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Jimmy Fallon and Emma Stone
LIST 5 WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU:
Driven, Empathetic, Goofy, Loyal, and Strong
WHAT IS ONE THING MOST PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I did not start dancing until I was 14 years old
DO YOU HAVE ANY NICKNAMES?
Hanners, Han, and Ging
WHAT FAMOUS PERSON (DEAD OR ALIVE) WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH? WHY?
I would like to have dinner with Michelle Obama. While she was our First Lady, I saw her all over media, and admired her poise, class, strength, intelligence, and humor. I admired her platforms for women, healthy families, and higher education. Above all, I loved how down to earth and relatable Michelle was. If you’ve never seen the skit “Evolution of Mom Dancing” with Michelle and Jimmy Fallon you are missing out! I would want to thank her for being such an incredible role model for women, then and now.
WHAT IS THE MOST EMBARRASSING SONG ON YOUR IPOD RIGHT NOW?
I’ll Make a Man Out of You -Mulan Soundtrack
WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE?
Eating huge bowls of cereal
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR SUPER POWER?
FINISH THIS STATEMENT: I am most proud of….
My ability to persevere.
WHAT IS YOUR DANCING BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE?
I started rhythmic gymnastics when I was 5 years old and competed until I was 13. The summer before high school I took a dance class for fun and fell in love. That fall I joined the competition team Xtreme Dance Force. I competed with Xtreme for five years. I then went on to dance two years for the Saint Louis University Saintsations, followed by one season with the Chicago Bulls dance team The Luvabulls.
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO AUDITION FOR DCC?
While on the Saintsations, I had the opportunity to dance, support my school, and create strong bonds with my teammates. I loved every second of that experience! After my time at Saint Louis University I knew that I wanted to continue dancing, represent an organization that was bigger than myself, and create lifelong friendships. I did research on different professional dance teams and the organization that stood out to me was the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. That is when I decided to audition for DCC.
IF YOU CAN SAY ANYTHING TO COWBOYS FANS, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY?
I would like to say, thank you Cowboys Nation for the constant support and enthusiasm! You all are the most dedicated energetic fans in the NFL! Let’s go cowboys!!!!
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE SOMEONE WHO DREAMS OF BECOMING A DCC?
My advice for someone who dreams of being a DCC would be to do everything in your power to be the best version of yourself. Set your goal and then go for it full force. You’ll never regret giving it your all, especially in this process. Dance as much as you can, study everything Cowboys, stretch, prioritize nutrition and fitness, remember all the training is an investment in yourself, and most importantly believe that you can!
WHAT DO YOU LIKE MOST ABOUT BEING A PART OF DCC?
What I like most about being part of DCC is the sisterhood. From my current teammates to the alumnae, every woman in this organization truly cares for one another. I feel like I have been welcomed into a huge family!