Dolphins Cheerleader Monica
MDC Monica is Super, Will Bowl You Over
For the first time in our NFL Cheerleader Series history, we finally got a chance to sit down for a fun Q & A with a Miami Dolphins Cheerleader (MDC) and we were lucky enough to spend some time chatting with Monica, a Miami native and third-year veteran on the squad.
Monica says each year with the team gets better and better, and she’s a shining example of the class and enthusiasm that comes along with being a cheerleader in the NFL. Not to mention she can probably kick your butt at the bowling alley and outperform you to any Beyonce song.
Here’s a look at our exclusive interview with Monica (who also happens to be Miss February in the MDC calendar):
Man Cave Daily: Tell me about your day-to-day life–are you in school, do you have a full-time job?
Monica: I’m currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in marketing and I have been working in the finance department of a bank for the last three years. I’ve been a cheerleader since I was five and have always dreamed of becoming a Miami Dolphins Cheerleader. Before becoming a MDC, I was a season ticket holder along with ten of my family members. My life has always been surrounded by football since I come from a huge family (all Miami Dolphins fans).
MCD: Let’s be honest–have you ever gone onto the field and forgotten your routine?
M: Everyone makes mistakes, and trust me–when you’re on the field, you can get very distracted by fans and all the noise! But forgotten a routine? Never! Little mess-ups here and there as a rookie, but as a veteran you practice so much it becomes muscle memory.
MCD: If you had a reality TV show, what channel would it be on?
M: HGTV because of my passion for interior decorating.
MCD: Miley, Taylor or Beyonce?
M: One hundred percent Queen B! Beyoncé is a triple threat: great mom, amazing performer and the epitome of a strong, independent woman.
MCD: What song instantly puts you in a good mood?
M: “Chicken Fried” by Zac Brown Band–a major reason is because it’s played at every home game when we honor our military.
MCD: If I gave you two plane tickets anywhere in the world–where are you going and who are you taking?
M: That’s easy; I’m going to Greece and taking my boyfriend!
MCD: Favorite thing about your city?
M: My favorite thing about Miami has to be the beaches. The water is crystal clear, always so warm and you leave with the best tan!
MCD: When I say the letter “T” what’s the first word that comes to mind?
M: TEAM–I spend everyday with them, practice with them, travel with them, and hangout with them; I do everything with them!
MCD: App you use most?
M: Definitely Instagram. I love pictures and looking at all my friend’s posts. It’s a great way nowadays to stay connected and in the loop.
MCD: If you could go to dinner with any celebrity/athlete, who and why?
M: I would totally go out to dinner with Rachel McAdams because I’m a huge fan of all her movies, and she’s an outstanding actress.
MCD: During the off-season, what does your perfect Sunday look like?
M: Out on the water with my family. Fishing, boating, snorkeling, cruising; you name it, we’re out there!
MCD: Heels or flats?
M: Heels, there’s nothing like feeling confident in some black pumps!
MCD: What’s your one (top-secret until now!) beauty hack or trick?
M: Coming back from halftime, having only five seconds to change and touch up our hair/makeup–baby powder is my top beauty secret! It absorbs the moisture in your scalp and makes your hair look brand new!
MCD: Tell me something about you people would find completely interesting/out of character?
M: People may not know but I love bowling. My dad has been a PBA bowler for many years and growing up, we would spend our Saturday mornings at the bowling alley, practicing. Till this day, it’s still a Saturday routine!
MCD: A quote or mantra you’re totally vibing on right now?
M: “Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, and some people make it happen.”
MCD: Fill in these sentences:
I wish more people in this world would give back without expecting something in return.
I can’t get enough of Cuban food!
Yoga pants are the best pants.
The single coolest moment as an NFL cheerleader was cheering on the field in London.
What I love most about myself is my family. I’m blessed to be surrounded by such loving and inspiring people.
The original article ran on CBS Man Cave Daily and is part of an annual NFL cheerleader series to showcase the unique women on the sidelines. Click here to see the original article.