Cheerleaders

Karmen

Years on the team: 3 Year Veteran

Spalon Montage Location and Stylist: Edina - Brandi

Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD

Profession: Occupational Therapist

Favorite

Vikings Player:

1.    Current: Stefon Diggs

2.    Alumni: Randy Moss

Movie: The Lion King

Book: The Princess Bride

Quote: “You have brains in your head, feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself in any direction you choose!” - Dr. Seuss

Place I’ve traveled and why: Jerusalem Israel because it is a beautiful city that is extremely rich in religious and political history.

Charity and why: Alzheimer's Association- I support their mission to eliminate the disease and provide care and support for those affected.

My dream job: Olympics Primetime host. What could be better than traveling around the world and interacting with the world's most talented athletes?

On the top of my bucket list is: Attend every event on the list of “The Top 10 Must-See Sporting Events”

Name an inspiring/influential woman in your life: My older sister, Kelly.

How do you define empowered? Standing up for your values, using your God-given talents, and confidently chasing your dreams.

Where do you see yourself in five years? Well established in my career, married, and cheering on the Vikes from the stands of U.S. Bank Stadium

Where are you in your family line up? I have an older sister, an older brother and an identical twin sister. I am the “baby” of the family by 6 minutes!

Your favorite subject in school? Anatomy, I am amazed by the intricacies of the human body.

Do you have any pets? My family has 2 Labrador Retrievers. Fun fact: I have been blessed to help raise 4 sets of Lab puppies.

What is your favorite workout tip? Mix it up! Add variety to your workout routine to target different muscle groups and prevent boredom.

My best beauty secret is: A radiant smile is the best makeup a girl can wear! Take special care of your teeth and whiten them for an extra glow.

Why did you decide to audition to become an MVC? I am a lifelong Vikings fan and have dreamed of being an MVC for as long as I can remember. As a little girl, I would attend Vikings games and would watch the cheerleaders instead of the game. After graduating from college, my twin sister, Kirsten and I decided to take a leap of faith and tryout. We are blessed to be living our dream!

What is your favorite memory as an MVC? My first Sunday Night Football Game. I will never forget the rush of running onto the field with the theme song blasting over the speakers!

Most valued lesson learned as an MVC:  Know what makes you unique and capitalize on it. You have something special that no one else has.

Trips taken as an MVC: 2015 Hall of Fame Game – Canton, Ohio