In this edition of Flashback Friday, we take a look back to 2012 and the Los Angeles Lakers Girls. I took this photo at an NBA D-League game in El Segundo, CA. This was a L.A. D’Fenders game and the Laker Girls were the home team cheerleaders of the D-League Lakers affiliate. It was a wonderful way to see the Laker Girls up close because you can’t get this good of a look at them in Staples Center.
I have been to a game in a couple of years, so maybe when this coronavirus stuff clears up, I’ll be able to get back and be able to see the Lakers Girls again.
One of the most beautiful and statuesque Charger Girls of 2014 was a girl named Tinaiya. I’m not sure how tall she was, but she had fashion model height and she looked amazing in the Charger Girl uniform. I think she was on the squad for only one year, but it certainly was a memorable one.
In this edition of Flashback Friday, we take another look at the 2017 P-R-O Convention and feature another one of those amazing Charlotte Honey Bees…Briana. The Honey Bees are, in my opinion, one of the hottest dance teams in all of professional sports and Briana is certainly one of those dancers that contributes to that reputation.
So here’s another shot of Briana from the 2017 P-R-O Convention. Enjoy.
One of the cheerleaders who stood out to me at the 2017 P-R-O Convention in Atlanta was a Minnesota Vikings Cheerleader named Kayla C. In my mind, she was what you look for in a professional cheerleader: good looks, dance ability, showmanship, and well spoken. In her case, you can add “leadership” as well since she was a Line Captain at the time and seven year veteran.
The thing that I remember about her was that she learned the material quickly, that she had precise dance moves, and that she stood out from the rest of the 300 cheerleaders. She was special and demanded your attention. Those are the qualities of the best professional cheerleaders…they stand out among a sea of gorgeous dancers.
In this edition of Flashback Friday, we take a look back to 2016 and the final year they Chargers played in San Diego. One of my favorite Charger Girls from that year, was a beautiful brunette named Tawnie. She was a member of the squad for several years and I think she was a Captain that final year.
I was a Chargers season ticket holder from 1999 to 2017 and after the move to Los Angeles I gave up my season after their inaugural season in the City of Angels. I really enjoyed watching NFL games in San Diego…it was a great environment at the old Qualcomm Stadium and I had great seats from which to photograph the Charger Girls. But when the Chargers moved to L.A., they changed the camera policy and I no longer had front row seats. I could no longer get these types of images anymore and some of the excitement was lost because the people in Los Angeles never embraced the team.
A damn shame.
Well, I’m still here…surviving the Covid virus pandemic as best as I can, so I guess we will have another Flashback Friday for you fans of cheerleaders. This week, we take a look back at the 2018 P-R-O Convention at a lovely USF SunDolls Dance Team member.
One of the stipulations that I have to follow at the P-R-O Convention is to not publish photos of college dance teams that attend the convention. The organizers marketed this event for professional dance teams and only let in a few college dance teams if there was excess capacity. I was allowed to photograph them, but the organizers really wanted to highlight the professional dance teams in attendance and we generally did not feature college dance teams on UltimateCheerleaders.com.
But over the past few years, things have changed and those restrictions were loosened. I was able to feature college dance teams on UltimateCheerleaders.com and this was one of the dancers that I was able to showcase.
The 2017 Los Angeles Charger Girls auditions attracted many beautiful and talented dancers. Former cheerleaders from all of the major local professional sports teams, many college dance team members, and a few former San Diego Charger Girls tried out. And one of the hopefuls in attendance was a former San Diego Charger Girl named Maria. If my memory is correct, Maria was on the San Diego Charger Girls for one season and she was a former Inland Empire 66ers dance team member as well.
Unfortunately, she didn’t make it back to the Charger Girls, Los Angeles edition, but we will always have some nice memories of her at the auditions and in her former time in San Diego.
Before there was a change in leadership over the Houston Texans Cheerleaders, they used to bring a very large contingent of cheerleaders to the annual P-R-O Convention in Atlanta and there were many absolutely gorgeous girls on that squad. In this edition of Flashback Friday, we take a look at one of the most beautiful cheerleaders from the 2018 Houston Texans Cheerleaders. Unfortunately, I didn’t get her name, nor did I get a chance to photographer up close and personal for my All Star features, but I was able to snap a few photos of her from the instructional sessions. And this was my favorite…enjoy.
I would say the hottest sisters in professional cheerleading in 2017, were Laura and Courtney Little of the Charlotte Honey Bees. Both were beauty queens from North Carolina and both were Charlotte Honey Bees, who happened to be at the 2017 P-R-O Convention in Atlanta. This was fortunate for me as I was able to snap a few photos of them together at this event.
And speaking of the P-R-O Convention, I am not sure this event will go on this year due to the outbreak of corona virus and that would be a shame because this event is truly a wonderful weekend of dance. And for me, it is a tremendous opportunity to photograph some of the most beautiful cheerleaders in the world.
In this edition, we take a look back at the 2015 P-R-O Convention in Atlanta, where we were able to photograph an absolutely gorgeous St. Louis Rams Cheerleader named Autumn. There are a few times throughout the convention where I get to take some posed photos of the cheerleaders during the down time between dance sessions. And I was able to snap a few photos of Autumn and this is one of those rare posed photos.
So I hope you enjoy this photo because with the current state of affairs in our country, it might be a long time before sporting events and cheerleaders get back on the court or field.