Cheerleaders

Kerry Anne

Years on the team: 2 Year Veteran

Years as a Team Captain: 1 Year Team Captain

Spalon Montage Location and Stylist: Chanhassen - Laura

Hometown: Vienna, VA

Profession: Model

Favorite

Vikings Player:

1.    Current: David Morgan

2.    Alumni: Jim Marshall

Movie: Bridesmaids

Book: Harry Potter

Quote: "The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra."- Jimmy Johnson

Place I’ve traveled and why: My favorite destination that I've visited would definitely be Prague, Czech Republic. The city was full of energy and beautifully historic art and architecture. Everyone I met there was so kind and had a great sense of adventure.

Charity and why: The Alzheimer's Association of America is hands down my favorite charity. I have had the opportunity to attend to multiple different fundraising events which they held and was captivated by the stories and outpouring of love and support from everyone in this community. It is also a cause that is close to my heart because my Grandpa suffered from this disease for the last 10 years of his life. 

My dream job: CEO of a Nonprofit

On the top of my bucket list is: To go on a Safari in Africa

My hero: My Grandpa Ed has always been my hero. Although he no longer is alive he left me with many great things to remember along the way in life; "Always be kind to others", "Light up someone’s day every day", and "If all else fails, turn on some music and dance."

Name an inspiring/influential woman in your life: This may sound corny, but honestly my teammates are the women who inspire me the most in my life. Every one of them is hard working, passionate, kind, driven, and talented beyond belief. They continually grow my perspective and challenge one another in positive ways. 

How do you define empowered? To me, empowered is a belief that you have rooted deep inside you that you are able to do anything you put your mind, heart, and soul into. It's a feeling that's contagious and brings out the best in yourself and others. 

Where do you see yourself in five years? Ideally in 5 years, I will be heading a non-profit foundation geared towards empowering young women. I would hope to be blessed enough with a family of my own and some great dogs to go along with it too! Hopefully, I'll still be chasing dreams, traveling, and enjoying time with my friends and family.

Where are you in your family line up? I am actually an only child! I always wanted a sibling growing up, but now I've got 41 sisters and it's awesome!

What was your favorite subject in school? Weirdly enough, Math was my favorite subject. I'm a really solution oriented person and loved trying to figure out a difficult problem.

Do you have any pets? Yes! My adorable Shiba Inu, Annie. She is the sweetest dog in the world and has an unforgettable personality.

What is your favorite workout tip? Always mix it up! I love finding new ways to challenge my abilities and it keeps a good dynamic in your body to cross train. It’s been great working out with different girls on the team and our Life Time Fitness trainers because everyone has some new move you've never done before.

My best beauty secret is: Find the right products for you! Know your body, your skin type, your hair texture, and find what products to add into your regimen to enhance your look even more.

Why did you decide to audition to become an MVC? I had always dreamed of being a professional cheerleader or dancer growing up but never thought it would become a reality. I moved to Minnesota 2 years ago only knowing 2 people here and wanted to become more involved in the community and make some great girlfriends, so I decided to start training to audition! After 10 months of hard work, I tried out and was lucky enough to make the team. It's been such a blessing in my life and I couldn't be happier to be back for my second year!

What is your favorite memory as an MVC? My favorite memory as an MVC is an appearance I was on last year at the Science Museum in Saint Paul for Vikings Explorers. Former MVC Mariah and I got to explore the museum with the kids, play Vikings trivia with the fans making their way through the Football Hall of Fame exhibit, make Christmas ornaments, and enjoy the Christmas carols being sung by the Saint Paul Cathedral Choir. Being new to Minnesota, it was so fun for me to feel like a kid again exploring the museum with the other little Viking fans, especially at Christmas time.

Most valued lesson learned as an MVC: "Empowered Women, Empower Women." and "Dig Deep."

Awards won as an MVC: 2016 Best Overall Ambassador