Where Are They Now? 2010 Charger Girl Kylie Almeido

A couple of days ago, I received an email from the grandmother of former Charger Girl Kylie to let us know what she was up to.  If you read her bio on Chargers.com, you know that Kylie, like many Charger Girls, was an accomplished college student and this year she had the opportunity to study abroad.

I met Kylie’s grandmother, Mary Lou Kitchen, and her father in the Bud Light Power Party last year and she wanted me to try to convince Kylie to stay home and continue her career with the Charger Girls.  Both she and I know that a Charger Girl’s time on the squad is a short one and it is truly a rare opportunity to be an NFL cheerleader.  I have seen a few girls leave the squad and tryout again, only to fail. So staying with the squad for as long as you can is something that one would encourage, since their time on the team is shorter than a NFL player’s career.

But I am also a believer in education, holding two undergraduate degrees from UCLA and a MBA from Pepperdine University.  And I believe that if you have the opportunity to travel abroad and study in a foreign country, that is an opportunity too good to pass up.  And I guess that’s what Kylie did.

So here are a few photos of Kylie taking a break (skydiving) in Switzerland, one of the countries I have always wanted to visit…being a European History major in college.  I guess she found some free time in between studies…life is short and it should be lived to the fullest.

You know I’m sure Kylie must have studied physics in college and the rate of falling due to gravity…it’s 9.8 meters per second squared…or for you and I…mighty fast, if your parachute fails to open.  Gutsy move…kind of like trying out for an NFL cheerleading squad.

And for you Charger Girl fans who may have forgotten what Kylie looked like in the uniform, here are a few photos to refresh your memory.

Kylie if you are reading this, when you get back to the States, I hope you try out for the Charger Girls again. I need to snap a few more photos of you in the uniform to make my collection complete! 😉

And a big thanks to Mary Lou Kitchen for the update.

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4 Responses to Where Are They Now? 2010 Charger Girl Kylie Almeido

  1. Kylie says:

    Thank you for the wonderful article, David! I am truly enjoying my experience abroad here in Florence, Italy! Not only have I furthered myself academically, but found a deeper appreciation for the beautiful world we live in, including the various cultures, people, and sights. This has truly been a once in a lifetime experience that I am so thankful to have had. I hope I get the opportunity to speak with you about my travels and adventures when I return home to the states. Sincerely, Kylie

    • David Tyau says:

      Hey Kylie, Hope you are having a wonderful time in Europe. Let’s talk when you get back and have a safe journey while you travel.

      David Tyau

  2. Mike Almeido says:

    Hi David-
    Thanks for taking the time to write about Kylie and post her skydiving photos (and here her mom and I thought she was going over there to study….hmmmmm). It was also exciting to see her CG pictures again. Although we’ve missed seeing her on the filed for Charger games, we could not be happier about her decision to study abroad and this once in a lifetime experience. Just wanted to say thank you for continued support of her and all the Charger Girls. You do an incredible job!

    Mike Almeido

    • David Tyau says:

      Thanks Mike. You have an impressive daughter.

      I hope Kylie gives cheering for the Charger Girls another shot when she gets back. She was special. That is something that you can only do when you are young, just like being a professional athlete. Once your time is past, you can’t make the squad again. It’s unfortunate, but professional cheerleading is a young girl’s game.

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