The hopefuls went through two cutscenes, an interview and had to learn two dance routines before Wednesday night’s final.
“There’s a lot more than what the average fan sees on the field,” former Falcons cheerleader Natalie Dale told Nelson’s News. “I think they see glitter, they see pom-poms, they see sequins, they see spandex, they see shoes, but it’s more than that, it’s a long process. There’s a lot of dancing, it’s dancing. But everyone’s a beginner.” The Atlanta Falcons must be a role model in the community.”
Dale noted that cheerleaders spend about 85 percent of their time as members of the team in the community performing.
All cheerleaders must either be students or have a job, too.
“We’re all interested in something different,” said head cheerleader Brittiney Wall. “My best friend on the team is Reena. She’s the district attorney in Fulton County. Christie is going to med school in the summer, but right now she’s the president of the (Centers for Disease Control) team. I work at an investment bank. Everyone is just in awe of a woman wow.”