Cheerleaders

Katie

Years on the team: Rookie Year

Spalon Montage Location and Stylist: Chanhassen - Chelsea

Hometown: Des Moines, IA

Profession: Dental Assistant

Favorite

Vikings Player:

1.    Current: Brian Robison- 96 Questions!

2.    Alumni: Chris Carter

Movie: The Blind Side

Book: I am not much of a book reader, but I do love a good magazine.

Quote: “Do what is right, not what is easy”

Place I’ve traveled and why:  Hawaii – I am definitely a beach girl.

Charity and why: I am interested in charities that have to do with the prevention of bullying. One of the organizations I would like to make people aware of is The National Center for Bullying Prevention. I have a personal reason for this after experiencing bullying in grade school/middle school. I feel very strongly about children having the appropriate resources should they ever experience something like that.

My dream job: I would like to be a professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars. I think it would be so much fun to be able to perform so many different styles of dance and share that knowledge with others.

On the top of my bucket list is: Going on a mission trip. I would especially like to work with children in underprivileged areas. Of course, I would love to travel too. There are so many beautiful places to see in this world and I hope to see as many as I can.

My hero: My mom is my hero. She is one of the strongest people I know and is the reason I am where I am today.

Name an inspiring/influential woman in your life: Carrie Underwood is someone I look up to a lot. Although I do love her music, I also admire the person she is and the way she lives her life. 

How do you define empowered? Empowered to me means that you are strong and fearless in the pursuit of your own happiness.

Where do you see yourself in five years? Hopefully married with a family.

Where are you in your family line up? I am the youngest of three and have two older brothers who I have come to admire. I wouldn’t trade them for the world.

What was your favorite subject in school? Since I hate sitting in one place for too long, my favorite subject was P.E. or anything that involved activity away from my desk.

Do you have any pets? No, but I do see a puppy in my future!

What is your favorite workout tip? Trade steady-state cardio for interval training to optimize calorie burn.

My best beauty secret is: To drink a lot of water. I try to drink about a gallon a day. 

Why did you decide to audition to become an MVC? I have been a Vikings fan my whole life. When I went to my first game I will never forget hearing Welcome to the Jungle playing as the cheerleaders were dancing on the field. It was so cool to see my passion for dance as well as my passion for football all come together in one moment. That’s when I knew being an MVC was something I wanted to pursue. 

What are you most looking forward to your Rookie Year? Game day, sharing all the excitement with the fans and getting everyone pumped up!

Most valued lesson learned as an MVC: Make the most of every moment.