Cheerleaders

Alex

Years on the team: Rookie Year

Spalon Montage Location and Stylist: Chanhassen – Maya

Hometown: Maple Grove, MN

Profession: Marketing Analyst

Favorite

Vikings Player:

1.    Current: Harrison Smith

2.    Alumni: Cris Carter

Movie: The Great Gatsby or Titanic

Book: The Divergent Series

Quote: “Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Place I’ve traveled and why: I've traveled to the Dominican Republic twice. My college roommate was born and raised there, and I had the amazing opportunity to visit her hometown and experience her culture!

Charity and why: The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital because it focuses on research and treatment for childhood cancer. I’ve had the opportunity to run 5ks and raise money and awareness in support of the charity!

My dream job:My dream job would be a fashion designer. It has always been my dream to be on Project Runway one day!

On the top of my bucket list is: Traveling is definitely at the top of my bucket list because I love being adventurous and learning about different cultures. I have always wanted to travel to Europe and Australia, so hopefully I’ll be able to check that off my bucket list one day!

My hero: My dad is my hero. He is the most courageous person I have ever met.

Name an inspiring/influential woman in your life: My mom is the most inspiring woman in my life. She always has such a positive outlook on everything and is so supportive and encouraging with everything I do!

How do you define empowered? To empower means to uplift and support those around you. Together we can build each other up to our highest potential!

Where do you see yourself in five years? In 5 years, I would love to still be cheering as an MVC and continuing to excel my career in marketing and design.

Where are you in your family line up? I have one older sister, who is my best friend. We are complete opposites in terms of looks and personality, and when we tell people we’re sisters they are usually shocked!!

What was your favorite subject in school? Growing up my favorite subjects in school were definitely art classes such as drawing, painting, and ceramics. In college my favorite class I took was a graphic design course! I definitely have a passion for anything creative and artistic.

Do you have any pets? Yes! I have a little Chihuahua named Tico who I love to death. He is the best thing to wake up to and come home to after a long day!

What is your favorite workout tip? Consistency! Create a workout schedule that is part of your daily routine because then it turns into a habit and you won’t think twice about skipping, you just do it!

My best beauty secret is: Use sunscreen to protect your skin! There are many products that have UV protective formulas. Color Science SPF products are my favorite!

Why did you decide to audition to become an MVC? I auditioned to become an MVC because I have been dancing since I was three years old, and I wanted to continue my dance career after college! My two coaches on the University of St. Thomas Dance Team were MVC and their love and passion for the program really inspired me to want to follow in their footsteps and try out!

What are you most looking forward to your Rookie Year? I am most looking forward to the first game at U.S. Bank Stadium! I can’t wait for the first time I run out onto the field in front of all the fans and finally get to perform all of the routines we’ve been learning!

Most valued lesson learned as an MVC: Be yourself and embrace every single moment!!