Small Town Cheerleader ATL: Interview with Nicole B.

Small Town Cheerleader ATL: Interview with Nicole B.

Atlanta Falcons cheerleader Nicole B. comes from a small town. And she uses the small town upbringing to utilize her great values ​​in the big city. Nicole moved from tiny Covington, Georgia to sprawling Atlanta, bringing her mother’s words of wisdom, her faith and her “jokes for days.” And she has no plans to slow down anytime soon.

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The 5’8 blonde bombshell just celebrated her second year on the team. Within moments of chatting with her, it’s obvious that no obstacle can bring her down. Do you want proof? She tried to be a Falcons cheerleader WITH A BROKEN ARM and still made the team.

CBS Local Sports chatted with Atlanta Falcons cheerleader Nicole B:

Nicole B. (Photo Credit: Art Morrison)

CBS Local Sports: Where are you from?

Nicole B.: I am from a small town called Covington, Georgia and I now live in the big city of Atlanta, Georgia.

NB: Two lovely, exciting years. I had wanted to try out for the Falcons since I first turned 18. I put it off and finally decided to go for it one year. I told myself I would try and if I didn’t make it, it would just be training for next year. Little did I know that during a hectic week of rehearsals, I would break my elbow the night before the final auditions. I walked in fully dressed ready for the audition with a cast and sling on my left arm. I broke it by rolling over, something I had done for years. I told the coaches and they told me if it was my year I would make it. They told me to do my best. I was nervous and confused. I thought they no longer wanted me, but I did. I did the best I could with a cast and I made it. I was actually the last name called, so it was a bittersweet moment for me. One I will never forget.

CBS: Give me details about your everyday life?

NB: I am a full-time student at Georgia State University. My major is journalism, with a focus on telecommunications, and a minor in speech. I am an aspiring sports broadcaster. My everyday life consists of going to school Monday to Friday. I train on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for three hours. I like to fit in either Flywheel or Flybarre classes during the week when I can, in between classes. When I’m not in school, studying, doing homework, rehearsing, training, or doing Falcons performances, I’m also modeling. I have done TV shows, commercials, print work and promotional modeling. I also love spending time with my friends on weekends. I’m very busy, but I like it that way!

Nicole B. (Photo Credit: Art Morrison)

CBS: Have you ever gone on the field and forgotten your routine?

NB: I actually have! (Shhh… Don’t tell my coaches!) Sometimes the adrenaline and crowd noise and excitement get to me and I forget a bit of my dancing. But I came right back. I’m not sure if it was even noticeable. I just remember being in the moment and going OMG in my mind when it’s empty. But honestly, it happens to most of us at least once, and we end up laughing about it later.

CBS: If you had a reality TV show, what channel would it be on?

NB: If I had my own TV show, my family, close friends and boyfriend would say Comedy Central, because I have jokes for days. But if it was up to me, I’d love it to be on E. I’d want it to be on myself, my family, and daily life. My family is so funny and crazy. And we love to travel and we all crack each other up. I also do things daily that I’m like, if other people looked at me, they would think that this girl and her life is not what I would expect it to be.

NB: Beyonce without a doubt. Have you seen the girl dance? She has movements for days. But seriously, I love her energy and genuine personality. She is so genuine and such an inspiration. I remember watching her biography on TV and it only made me love her that much more. She has such a passion for what she does and she does it so well. She is THE wildest!

CBS: What song instantly puts you in a good mood?

NB: Wow there are so many, but I’d probably have to pick a Beyonce song. ‘Run The World (Girls)’ is one of my favorite Beyonce songs. It instantly puts me in a good mood, and whether I’m driving or in a dressing room, if I hear that song, the dance moves come out.

Nicole B. (Photo Credit: Art Morrison)

CBS: If I gave you two plane tickets anywhere in the world – where would you go and who would you take with you?

NB: I am going with my mother and we are going to Bora Bora. It’s my dream vacation spot. The beach is my favorite place and the pictures of Bora Bora make me fall in love!

CBS: Favorite thing about your city?

NB: My favorite thing is not just one thing. I love that there is so much to do in Atlanta. There are so many tourist things you can do, it’s like you can never do them all. We have some great restaurants and great places like TopGolf, a great aquarium and sporting events. We have tons of festivals and concerts. Atlanta is always full of excitement and always has something to look forward to.

CBS: When I say the letter “T,” what’s the first word that comes to mind?

NB: Taylor. That’s my younger sister’s name! She is one of my best friends.

NB: Instagram. I love seeing pictures, and cool holiday/travel pictures.

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CBS: If you could go to dinner with any celebrity/athlete, who and why?

NB: Chrissy Teigen. I love her energy. She is funny and the girl loves to eat. And so do I. She also posts some of the funniest stuff on social media. I keep laughing at her. She doesn’t care what people think and I like that about her. She doesn’t take life too seriously and she doesn’t let fame change who she is. I think it makes her even more beautiful than she already is.

Nicole B. (Photo Credit: Art Morrison)

CBS: What does your perfect Sunday look like in the offseason?

NB: Getting up and going to church. After church I stuff my face with some good Mexican food. Then I either lie out and have a pool day, or if it’s raining, I like to turn on the TV and crawl into bed with a big blanket and watch movies all day.

NB: Apartments for sure. I love comfortable shoes. I could wear Nike Roshes every day of my life!

CBS: Best advice you’ve ever been given but ignored?

NB: That if my plan for something in my life doesn’t work out, don’t try to force it and make it happen, but trust God instead. His plan will always be perfect. We may not see it at the time, but if we trust Him, He will make all things new and great in our lives. Wise words from my mother.

CBS: What’s your one (top-secret until now!) beauty hack or trick?

NB: I wash my face every day. If I don’t, it will break out. My secret is when I get a bump on my face; I put a small amount of toothpaste on it and leave it overnight. It’s gone in the morning. Works every time!

CBS: Tell me something about you people would find completely interesting/characteristic?

NB: I hate wearing makeup. If I had a choice, I would never wear it. The eyeshadow itches on my eyes and I feel like my face is sticky and gross when I put on foundation. I’d rather not wear any at all.

CBS: A quote or mantra you’re totally into right now?

NB: ‘Just a girl who decided to go for it.’ I believe in dreams and go for them. I’ve had so many amazing opportunities in my life because I decided not to be afraid and go after things, even when I didn’t always feel comfortable.

CBS: I want more people in this world…

NB: Wanted a sense of humor like Amy Schumer.

CBS: Coolest moment as an NFL cheerleader was…

NB: Getting to cheer at Wembley Stadium in London.

CBS: What I love most about myself is…

NB: My heart. I love people and the ability I have to forgive and love others. I also think it’s important to love yourself.

Follow Nicole B. on Twitter @AFC_Nicole and Instagram @_NicoleJBell.

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Jayme is a freelance sports and travel writer based in Houston and is currently in full court press writing her very opinionated sports column, The Blonde Side. Follow her travels to sporting events and check her out on Twitter @jaymelamm.

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