Cheerleaders

Emma

Years on the team: 2 Year Veteran

Spalon Montage Location and Stylist: Edina - Kristina

Hometown: Rochester, MN

Profession: Student at the University of Minnesota

Favorite

Vikings Player:

1.    Current: Stephon Diggs

2.    Alumni: Randy Moss

Movie: Southpaw

Book: What Happy Women Know by Dan Baker and Cathy Greenberg

Quote: "Be silly, be honest, be kind" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Place I’ve traveled and why: Switzerland because they have everything from mountains to beaches and speak three different languages there!

Charity and why: I love Habitat for Humanity because it is so cool to see a community come together to build a home for one family.

My dream job: To be a trend forecaster for a major fashion retail company.

On the top of my bucket list is: To attend a Beyoncé concert.

My hero: My hero is my dad. He is somehow simultaneously the funniest, hardest working, most patient dream chaser I know.

Name an inspiring/influential woman in your life: Aside from the 41 inspiring women I have the privilege of calling my teammates, I’d have to say my mom. She has taught me so many valuable lessons that I’ll carry with me for the rest of my life.

How do you define empowered? To me, to empower is to do all you can to lift others up in order to give them the confidence to be independent and in control of their own life.

Where do you see yourself in five years? I hope to be excelling in my career and traveling whenever I can.

Where are you in your family line up? I have one younger sister, she’s my best friend and role model.

What was your favorite subject in school? I loved creating fun pieces in pottery class in high school. My mom still has a bunch of my art projects displayed in her house.

What is your favorite workout tip? Exercise is most effective when you can find the least amount your body requires rather than the most it can withstand.

My best beauty secret is: The HydraFacial we get at Expressions MD is the best for healthy, radiant looking skin.

Why did you decide to audition to become an MVC? The MVC are a symbol of hard work, passion, empowerment and grit. That’s the type of team I have always wanted to dance with so the first opportunity I had to try out for the team, I took it!

What is your favorite memory as an MVC? My favorite memory is that first game day of my rookie season. I would go back and relive that day every day if I could!

Most valued lesson learned as an MVC: Always strive for perfection but have patience for yourself if it’s not achieved at first.