Brazilian Patriots cheerleader Lara recently visited Brazil to spread some patriots

Brazilian Patriots cheerleader Lara recently visited Brazil to spread some patriots

Although I was the Cheerleader for Cruzeiro Esporte Clube and always loved the Patriots, I never dreamed of becoming a Patriots Cheerleader. But in 2017, after the Patriots beat the Falcons in the Super Bowl, a good friend texted me and said, “The Patriots cheerleading squad was missing one thing…you!”

His message changed the way I thought about things. I emailed the Patriots Director of Cheerleading, Tracy Sormanti, first just to see how I could learn from her how to improve our process at Cruzeiro. Then I found out that my friend was right. Tracy emailed me back and invited me to come to New England and try out for the Patriots. In 2019, with the support of my mother and stepfather, I embarked with my daughter in hopes of becoming a Patriot Cheerleader.

After not making the squad that year, and COVID stopping me last year, my dream became a reality in 2021.

This September, I emailed my manager, Jenn Sullivan, to ask if I could go see my family in Brazil in December since we didn’t have a game until the 26th. I also mentioned that I would be willing to do something with the Patriots Brazil agency if they would like me to. Not only did Jenn say yes, but she got everyone involved in helping me organize my entire trip. I was literally in tears. The feeling of going back to Brazil after going through the audition process, not giving up and becoming a Patriots Cheerleader was overwhelming!

On November 27th, Emanuelly (my daughter) and I woke up, had breakfast and got our COVID tests. Then we went last minute shopping. As I packed my bags with my Patriots uniforms, I couldn’t help but think about what this trip meant to me. It would be my first time back to Belo Horizonte, the city I used to live in before moving to the United States. I would also represent the New England Patriots in Brazil. It was a huge responsibility and I was honored to be given the opportunity during my freshman year.

After our game against the Tennessee Titans (we won!), I went to the Cheer building and shared the news with my teammates. They were as excited for me as I was! When we arrive in Belo Horizonte on November 30, my whole family was there waiting for us, all in Patriots gear. What a sight! We went to my cousin’s house for a family gathering.

The next day I flew to my first appearance: the Brazilian Football Confederation in Sao Paulo. I was welcomed in São Paulo by the president of CBFA, Cris Kajiwara. We visited the Neoquimica Arena, where Sport Club Corinthians Paulista plays. After a lunch break there was a media presentation in the Corinthians auditorium. That’s when I really felt how much the Patriots are loved in Brazil. Everyone was extremely nice and happy to see me. I was amazed at the banners they made for me, the preparation and all the details. My heart raced when I heard my name announced as I entered the auditorium. As I watched video questions sent by famous journalists in the country and the sweetest messages from our fans, I tried not to cry while answering. I was able to talk about my journey, my work as the president of the CBCD and national cheerleading team, my family, and making my dream come true.

But my day was not over. After leaving the media presentation, I went to the airport to send our national flag football teams to Israel for the World Flag Championship at the Kraft Family Complex. They were so excited to see me but as I explained to them, the honor was all mine!

On December 2, 2021, I set off to visit one of our Brazilian fan clubs, Patriotas, two hours from the city of São Paulo. There, I meet Philip who was in tears to see me. He couldn’t believe that any of the Patriots had traveled all the way there to visit. He showed me all the Patriots memorabilia the club has collected over the years. It was heartwarming to see their passion for the Patriots. Being able to represent the Patriots was another memory I will always have.

On December 3rd, I had the honor of presenting the first NFL jersey to the Mineirão Stadium locker room. This was the most special aspect for me because Mineirao Stadium is where I started my professional cheerleading career and the stadium that bears my last name: Magalhães. The locker room where the jersey will hang is where everyone who goes on the stadium tour can visit and take pictures.

As I brought the jersey with my family following me, I couldn’t stop my tears. Just thinking about how they were always with me for all the good and bad times.. it was the best gift I could ever hope for.

On December 5th I drove to Nova Serrana in Minas Gerais. This day was very special because I visited a developing flag football program in the favela area of ​​the city. The most memorable part of the appearance was when one of the girls grabbed my pompoms and ran across the field while the other kids learned how to play flag football. Her name was Mel and she immediately became the Cheerleader of the team. I thought Mel might be the next Brazilian cheerleader to follow my journey!

On December 6th I visited Cruzeiro. Entering my previous practice space as a Cruzeiro Cheerleader brought back beautiful memories and reminded me of where I took my first steps in professional Cheerleading. Meeting the president and the directors who made Cruzeiro become the first privately owned soccer team in Brazil made me proud to be a part of the team’s history. Having my story shared on the team’s website a few days after my visit was something I will always hold very close to my heart. After giving Sergio Santos Rodrigues a Patriots jersey, I went to Mineirao Stadium again. Patriots Brasil holds a Pre-Game Live from the Patriots Brasil Instagram account before every game. During this lifetime, they invite people to talk about what to expect for the game and give away shirts. This day was a little extra special. The entire stadium was lit up in red and blue and the board had the Game Day Post displayed on the big board at the End Zone. My first appearance as a Patriotic Cheerleader in the stadium where I performed for the first time in my home country — my heart was racing and I had to take a deep breath to not get too emotional! We talked about one day having the Patriots play here and of course everyone was ready for it sooner rather than later! It all made me want to work even harder to make it happen. I can only imagine what it would feel like to have the Patriots play at Mineirao Stadium.

December 8th was a day off. I flew to Rio de Janeiro and went to the beach with my friends. They had as many questions for me as anyone else had on my trip!

On December 10th we had a workshop with public school children in a city school. Sharing my passion for the Patriots and telling them a bit of my story was another memorable moment of the trip. Our Patriots Brazil Team brought in some soccer players and coaches to help teach the class and explained some of the rules of American Football and we all started playing it. It didn’t take long before a group of girls came up to me and said, we don’t want to play football, we want to be cheerleaders! So, I taught them some basic cheers: Vamos Patriots, Vamos Ganhar! (Let’s go Patriots, Let’s win). I was so happy to see them accomplish what they had just learned. At the end of the workshop, I also have the opportunity to hand out Patriot posters and autograph them.

My last visit was to the Brazilian Olympic Committee on December 12th. There, I met with Vice President, Marco La Porta. Marco is one of my mentors and someone who has had a big impact on my Sports Management Career. We first met in February when we discussed adding Cheerleaders to the Olympic Cycle and programs. During that time, I introduced Marco to Patriots football before I made the Patriots Cheerleading Team. This football has been displayed in his office ever since. This time, he had a huge smile on his face when I gave him a Patriots jersey with his name on it. He said, “I’ll have to get this in a portrait.” I told him he could only do that after he wore it at the Super Bowl on February 13, 2022! One thing Mark said I will always carry with me: “The doors will always be open to those who want to work.” This phrase stuck with me because he was already my mentor before I created the team and as I became more involved in the Olympic Cycle, I could measure my professional growth through his lessons.

The whole trip was a wonderful adventure. I was so proud to represent the Patriots in my home country. They love the Patriots and I love them!

Age: For most squads, the minimum age is 18. Ages range from 18 to 42. The average age of an NFL cheerleader is 25.

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