Cheerleaders

Missy

Spalon Montage Location and Stylist: Edina - Brooklynn

Years as a MVC: 5 and 2nd year Team Captain

Hometown: Edina, MN

Education: Graduate of University of Minnesota with a degree in Education

Occupation: Teacher

First Job: My first job was as a fourth and fifth grade math teacher.

Dance background: I danced at The Dance Shoppe, in high school, the Southern Methodist University Pom Squad where we won the national title in the 2006 NDA Open Division, then the MVC.

Favorite type of music: My favorite type of music is anything that has a great beat I can dance to!

Favorite phone app: My favorite app is SoundHound. I love SoundHound because anytime I hear a song I like I can find out the artist and song title at the click of a button! I love it!

Celebrity crush: My celebrity crush is Robert Downey Jr. He is so quick witted and has a great sense of humor!

Junk Food weakness: My favorite junk food is chocolate chip cookies. I could eat them all day, every day.

I've always wanted to: I have always wanted to speak another language with fluency. At this day and age being multi-lingual is an incredible skill to have!

One place I would love to travel to: I would love to travel to Western Europe. I would love to explore my heritage and see some of the most historical landmarks in the world.

Off the field, I spend my free time: I spend my free time relaxing and spending as much time as I can with my husband, my family, and my friends.

Best beauty secret: My best beauty secret is to care about what's on the inside. A person who is genuine and sincere on the inside is much more beautiful than one who only thinks about what's on the outside. :)

Favorite thing to do in Mpls: My favorite thing to do in Minneapolis is to run or walk around Lake Calhoun. It is such a fun spot to spend time and is always best with a good friend!

Favorite restaurant in Mpls: My favorite restaurant in Minneapolis is Barrio. I am a big fan of Mexican food.

My hidden talent is: My hidden talent is that I love "Do It Yourself" projects! It is so fun to start a project and see it through to completion! I guess that might be more of a hobby, but it isn't something that most people know about me!

One thing I wish I was great at: I wish I was great at singing.

Dream job: My dream job is to work with kids in an environment where I can influence them to be their best and to believe in their future.

Greatest achievement: My greatest achievement so far is running a half marathon. Running never has been easy for me, but friends and coaches on this team have motivated me to face my weakness in running and conquer it. Crossing the finish line helped me to realize that anything is possible with hard work and dedication!

Best thing about being an MVC: There are many amazing things about the MVC. For me, the best thing about the MVC has been the relationships you build. I have met some of the most inspirational people as a result of being on this team and have found friends that will last a lifetime. I am forever grateful!