Where to Find Every Guy’s Dream

By Ben Crandell
Sun-Sentinel.com

Ariana Aubert, a 23-year-old Pembroke Pines native, recently spent a couple of hours a day for two weeks staring at photos of Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders in swimsuits.

“Every guy’s dream, right?” she says.

But helping to choose the final lineup for the 2013 Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Calendar was a serious undertaking for Aubert, who crowned her six-year career as a Fins cheerleader by being on the cover of last year’s calendar (which she introduced at the 2011 party, right). Aubert has moved off the field this season to serve as an assistant to the team’s director of cheerleaders, and the calendar is a key promotional tool for the squad.

First, she had to make sure the calendar had the diversity that a South Florida audience demands. Says the half-Colombian, half-Costa Rican Aubert: “I had to make sure it was well-rounded.” Insert your own punch line here.

She also had to choose from among her friends, some of whom she’d cheered with since 2007: “I just had to put that aside, and put business first.”

The final selection is secret even from Aubert, who will see the new calendar with the rest of us at Saturday night’s unveiling party at Liv nightclub in the Fontainebleau hotel (4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach). The evening includes a swimsuit runway show, autograph sessions with each cheerleader in the 16-month calendar, and a special performance by Run-DMC’s Darryl “DMC” McDaniels.

Aubert also had a hand in the event-planning, using her background studying communications and public relations at Florida Atlantic University.

These were not the only pressures facing the Flanagan High grad. Her boyfriend, former Flanagan baseball player J.D. Martinez, is having a rough year with the Houston Astros, where he began the year as one of the team’s budding young stars.

“He just got sent down to the minor leagues,” she says, gloomily. “Triple AAA. Oklahoma City.” A long way from Miami Beach.

Tickets to the calendar party at Liv cost $25 (including a calendar) at MiamiDolphinsCheerleaders.net. You also can order a calendar for $14.99 at the website. Proceeds from the party and the calendar will fund charitable work of the Miami Dolphins Foundation. Here’s a taste of last year’s party:

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