Cheerleaders

Nao

Years on the team: 3 Year Veteran

Spalon Montage Location and Stylist: Edina - Jason

Hometown: Nara, Japan

Profession: Student

Favorite

Vikings Player:

1.    Current: Everson Griffen

2.    Alumni: Chad greenway

Movie: LA LA Land

Book: How I raised myself from failure to success in selling by Frank Bettger

Quote: “Don't be afraid to be amazing.”

Place I’ve traveled and why: NYC because old and new cultures exist well together and there are so many great restaurants from all over the world!

Charity and why: One of my favorite charities is Feed My Starving Children because it's actually very fun and working together to help others!

My dream job: My dream job is to be a working mom with 4 children!

On the top of my bucket list is: At the top of my bucket list is cheering for the Vikings at the Super bowl. I feel this is the year! ;)

My hero: My hero is my family. 

Name an inspiring/influential woman in your life: MVC Saral and Alumni MVC Karen, they are and were my captains.

How do you define empowered? To respect, believe, and have confidence in yourself.

Where do you see yourself in five years? You might find me in a Vikings jersey in Japan.

Where are you in your family line up? I'm the oldest of 4 and have two younger brothers and a sister.  People are always surprised that my sister is 10 years younger than me!

What was your favorite subject in school? I always enjoyed athletics and art classes.

Do you have any pets? I have one black cat "Jiji" and a white dog "Maron", in my hometown of Japan.

What is your favorite workout tip? My favorite workout tip is listen to your body. I always feel my best when I feel healthy.

My best beauty secret is: My beauty secret to having thick and lots of volume to my hair, gloss treatment from Spalon Montage. It makes my hair look its best!

Why did you decide to audition to become an MVC? In Japan, I would watch the MVC performances through social media. I felt so much energy and power in their dancing. I thought it would be amazing if I could be a part of this team!

What is your favorite memory as an MVC? My favorite memory is the 2016 Vikings vs. Packers game at U.S. Bank Stadium. We beat the Packers and it was the loudest game I've ever cheered at!!

Most valued lesson learned as an MVC: Committed to being bigger and better.

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

Awards received as an MVC: 2015 Most Improved Cheerleader, 2016 Most Improved Dancer