Imbedded in another great MDC squad are 12 young talented ladies from international cities performing as cheerleaders in their first NFL game. Pursuant to the great fan reception this innovative experiment is working just fine, congratulations to everyone.
Ultimate Cheerleaders had a pleasurable opportunity to chat in Orlando with Erica from San Paulo, Brazil and Yosy from Caracas, Venezuela at the nationally televised preseason Dolphins victory over the Falcons.
Erica–San Paulo, Brazil
UC: Erica, tell UC the greatest part of your journey and opportunity so far.
Erica – Being part of the first international group of cheerleaders brought to the NFL and to represent my country here is one of the greatest things I could experience. It feels great to be one of the lucky hard worker ladies on this team! It’s a pleasure and I will cherish these moments forever!
UC: Do you have any family in South Florida? Any plans for home town family to visit for a game?
No, I don’t have family here but my fiancee is at the game!!!
UC: Do you see futebol americano supplanting your love and passion for soccer?
Not supplanting but finding it’s own place in my heart!
UC: Yosy, tell UC the greatest part of your journey and opportunity so far.
Yosy – So far I have met more than 40 wonderfully talented women and made some new friends for the rest of my life. I am engaging in very different training in comparison to anything I’ve done before. I learned a new language and I am improving my English. I am motivated for dancing and modeling but now in front of a new audience, in a different country, far from Venezuela and challenging myself to continue being a good entertainer.
UC: Do you have family in South Florida?
In Florida I have my godparents, their son and his wife. It makes me very happy. I am hoping to have them come to one of our games if they can arrange their schedules. I am sure they will go when they can.
UC: With the victory tonight how does it feel to be undefeated as a NFL Cheerleader?
So because I love languages and Spanish is not my principal language in USA, I am improving my English. If “undefeated” means that I have been chosen for the MDC team it feels very good: mission accomplished…but for sure I will be working on enjoying and improving every performance to keep that place I obtained after auditions and show that I deserved it every training/game day. If “undefeated” means that the Dolphins win every game on the field, it means more joy and more energy to cheer in every next game that we have to continue on to the Super Bowl.
UC: Great answer Yosy, I like your definition better than Mr. Webster’s. Thank you to Erica and Yosy.
Personally I have always viewed the beauty of the ladies selected as Miami Dolphin Cheerleaders to be top shelf but now with the international expansion they have earned the right to use the following hashtag to describe the MDC squad: #WorldClassBeauty
Enjoy the photos of the International Cheerleaders and check back with us later this week for our entire game album of the 36 member Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders.
Jennifer selected as Cheerleader of the Game is from Havana, Cuba.
Vera (Brasilia, Brazil), Yosy and Tamara (Posadas Misiones, Argentina).
Abril is from Acapulco, Mexico
Ana (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Erica
Romina is from Buenos Aires, Argentina
Augustina is from Capital Federal, Argentina
Jennifer, Holly (Bristol, England), Tamara, Amina (Port-Au-Prince, Haiti)
Our album is here
SI.com has posted a gallery of NFL Cheerleaders from Week 2 of the preseason. Click on the image below to view their gallery.
Jessica was Cheerleader of the Game on Saturday night. This is Jessica’s fourth season as a member of the THE ROAR and she is one of the Cheer Group Captains. Jessica is from Phoenix, Arizona and she works as a nanny.
Congratulations to Jessica for being selected by her teammates as an outstanding representative of THE ROAR.
Jessica, Cheerleader of the Game
Lauren, cheer group captain
Allison was the swimsuit cover model in 2016
Taylor and Claire
Jaxson De Ville and Danielle
Katie is a first time cheer group captain.
Sam (cheer group captain) and Lindsay
Chloe returns after a one year absence.
Our completed Flickr album is here
Traveled up to Jacksonville on Saturday night for the Buccaneers versus Jaguars preseason game at EverBank Field. The Bucs squeaked out a 27 to 21 win.
The talented and attractive ROAR, the Jacksonville Jaguars Cheerleaders, are an integral part of the Jaguars entertainment package during all home games. Nine games will be at the BANK and for the tenth the ROAR will travel to London, England in October.
Their mascot partner, Jaxson De Ville, was also in a “roar” on Saturday night. The JJ young fans love meeting Jaxson and the cheerleaders out on the plaza before games for photos and autographs. EverBank Field is always exciting on game days.
The ROAR are an especially veteran team this year as only six rookies (Drainca, Kiana, Kinsey, Megan, Nijah & Rachel) were able to crack the 34 member roster this audition season. Three veterans (Chloe, Danielle & Emily) were returnees from the 2014 season after taking a year off.
The line captains are Katie, Jessica, Lauren and Sam. Both Jessica and Sam have represented the ROAR at Pro Bowls.
The ROAR are under the direction of Christy Stechman Zynda, Associate Director of Cheerleaders, Promotions & Programs. When not performing at games, the ROAR serve as goodwill ambassadors in many community initiatives in the greater Jacksonville area.
Here’s some teaser photos, check back tomorrow when our entire album will be completed. Enjoy:
Sarah, Caitlin, Kendall, Jessica, Summer, Jessica Lynne, Emily
Danielle, Chloe, Candice, Lauren, Amy, April, Staci
Allison, Lindsay, Alison, Sam, Whitley, Claire, Taylor
Cynthia, Kari, Tatum, Katie, Jorah, Ayako, Ginger
Rookie class: Nijah, Rachel, Kiana, Megan, Drianca, Kinsey
Pre-game player introductions
Jaxson De Ville can stand or sit wherever he wishes to.
Our Flickr album is here
On Friday, the Arizona Cardinals flew into town to play the San Diego Chargers in a game that saw the home team mount a stout defense and kick four field goals en route to a 19-3 victory. But before we get ahead ourselves, this was a preseason game and the starters for both teams played sparingly. This contest looked like a typical preseason game…lots of errors and uninspired play. On their second series, Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer threw an interception to defensive back Brandon Flowers, who returned the pass for a pick six. That would be the only points needed to win the game for the boys in blue and there were more than 50 minutes of game time yet to play. Several Charger drives sputtered to a premature end, forcing them to kick four field goals…which was a good thing for Josh Lambo fans, but for most of us the lack of big play touchdowns was somewhat of a disappointment.
But hey…its a preseason game. And I didn’t drive 120 miles to see second and third string football players struggle to secure a roster spot. No, I came to see the new crop of Charger Girls and I was not disappointed.
For the San Diego Chargers, 2016 is a season of change. I know several season ticket holders, long time fans, who have changed their allegiance and no longer support the team because of the attempt to relocate to Los Angeles. That may still happen and judging by the number of empty seats at Qualcomm stadium, things look bleak. And while the Chargers are desperately trying to secure approval and funding for a downtown San Diego stadium project, that seems to be a long shot at best. So what does the future bode for the home team? No one knows for sure…but things cannot remain the same.
We hope that it is a season of change for the play on the field. Melvin Gordon, the second year running back, has looked surprisingly good this preseason. We hope that he is fully recovered from microfracture surgery and becomes the dynamic back that fans hoped he would be when he was drafted last year. And there is a new sense of urgency and hopefulness in that the team can be competitive in an AFC West division that looks more open than ever and that success on the field can propel voters to approve the downtown stadium ballot measure in November.
For what is the alternative if the ballot measure fails? Will the Chargers take the NFL’s one year offer to move to Inglewood’s two billion dollar stadium? Or will the Raiders snatch the option to relocate to Los Angeles if the Chargers pass on the opportunity. And if they do, what does that mean for the Chargers. Will Southern California support three NFL franchises within 100 miles of each other? Certainly there are the numbers…people and dollars, sure…but that’s a tough sell if you don’t put a competitive product on the field and we all know what happens to teams that don’t.
So, this year is shaping up to be monumental for the Chargers…the team and its fans.
Let’s see if I got this correct and start our coverage off with the 2016 Line Captains: Marissa (welcome back!), Delani, Bridget and Teran.
Continue reading Chargers Kick the Cardinals into Submission – NFL Preseason Week 2
Check in with us next week for our 360 degree coverage of the ROAR from their Saturday night game versus the Buccaneers.
The Buffalo News has posted a photo gallery of the Buffalo Jills cheerleaders from The News’ archives and the Buffalo Jills Alumni. Here are a sampling of photos from more than 50 years of Bills cheerleaders.
To view The Buffalo News gallery, click here.
The annual Swimsuit Fashion Show and 2017 Calendar Unveiling will be on September 30 at the newly renovated and renamed Hard Rock Stadium. Be sure to buy your tickets to the event to be the first to find out who will grace the cover of the 2017 Swimsuit Calendar! For tickets, please click here.
Rookie, Rachael is announced as Miss February of the 2017 Swimsuit Calendar. The calendar, which will feature the actual photos, can be pre-ordered here!
NFL.com has posted a gallery of cheerleaders from Week 1 of the preseason. Click on the image below to see the gallery.
SI.com has posted a gallery of NFL Cheerleaders from Week 1 of the preseason. Click on the image below to view the gallery.
For the fourth consecutive year, the MDC will be revealing the Swimsuit Calendar Girls online. Over a six week period, two calendar months will be revealed per week and fans will have an exclusive first look at a calendar girl photo and behind the scenes video. The six weeks will end with the annual Swimsuit Fashion Show and 2017 Calendar Unveiling on September 30 at our newly renovated stadium. Be sure to buy your tickets to the event to be the first to find out who will grace the cover of the 2016 Swimsuit Calendar! For tickets, please click here.
Fourth year veteran, Monica is announced Miss January of the 2017 Swimsuit Calendar! The Calendar, which will feature the actual photos, can be pre-ordered here!
Check back Thursday, August 18 at DolphinsCheerleaders.com to find out who will be announced as Miss February 2017!
UPDATE: An astute reader has emailed me to let me know that there was another cheerleader from Britain who preceded Holly in cheering for the NFL. Her name is Angela G. who cheered for the San Diego Charger Girls in 2014. As luck would happen, I photographed Angela and here’s a photo of her as proof.
I was referencing information from the Daily Mail article linked below and it was erroneous. My apologies to Angela and Holly for the error.
The NFL is going international. No, not the football teams. The cheerleaders. We have had dancers who came from Japan and Australia make NFL cheerleading squads, but we have another first. The first cheerleader from Britain to make a NFL cheerleading squad.
So who is the first ever British cheerleader in the NFL? That would be Holly Warden, 25, from Bristol, who auditioned in Mexico earlier this year and beat out hundreds of hopefuls to become one of the 2016-2017 Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders.
Holly was the subject of an article in the UK’s Daily Mail. You can read about Holly and her journey here.
Attached please find a great interview of Isabella, Lightning Girl captain this past season. Isabella will be transitioning into game day host this year for the Lightning. Hooray!! A very multi talented and lovely young lady representing Tampa well.
Isabella, Tampa Bay Lightning Girl team captain.
Interview on B2DF link is here
We added multiple training camp photos to our Buc Cheerleaders 2016 album, enjoy:
Baranese and line captain Chelsea
Brooke, Darcy and line captain Tessa
Captain Fear, Allison and Kristin
Kayla, LindseyW and Jordan
April and Kelly
Album is here
The Denver Nuggets recently held their auditions for their 2016-2017 Denver Nugget Dancers and they have posted squad photos on their web site. Let’s meet the new team.