Varsity All Star Fashion
Cast of 2021

Congratulations to the Fashionistas and Fashion Guys who have been selected to represent Varsity All Star Fashion! Follow them throughout the year as they share their adventures from photoshoots and more.

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Adalia McNeal

Twist and Shout

Adalia McNeal

Twist and Shout

Gym/Team Name and Level: Twist & Shout- Edmond Heart (Junior 5)
Years Cheered: 6th season
What does cheerleading mean to you? Cheerleading is my life. I am grateful for the friendships and bonds I have with people because of it.
Besides cheer, what are you passionate about? My family
This season has started off very different than any other—what have you done to prepare for this year? Make sure to keep my stamina up and always be prepared for changes.
Who is your biggest role model and why? My biggest role model is Simon Biles, she has accomplished so much and she has inspired me.
What is one way you support other athletes/teams in your gym? Being motivated and positive
What does being a Fashionista mean to you? Being a Fashionista means that I get to represent the biggest brand of cheer. It means that I am able to represent my gym and my team.
What motivates you to work hard? Wanting to be the best for my team
What would be your personal motto? Never give up
If you could have any super power, what would it be? To make the world a better place
What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? I am a competitive boxer outside of cheerleading.
What do you want to be when you grow up? A Veterinarian
What is one thing you cannot go a day without? My phone
What accomplishment are you most proud of? I have been a straight A student since I have been in school. I intend to keep it that way.
What’s your favorite song? Formation - Beyonce
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Cheeseburgers

Alexis Boselli

Infinity All Stars

Alexis Boselli

Infinity All Stars

Gym/Team Name and Level: Infinity Allstars Royals – Senior Open Level 6

Years Cheered: I have been cheering competitivly for 11 years and before that I cheered Pop Warner and was coached by my mom.

Stunt Position: I am a back spot and have been one for most of my cheer career.

Signature Skill(s): I love stunting, so my signature skill would be my team’s elite stunt sequence. For tumbling my signature skill would be a round-off back-handspring whip through to a full.

What is your favorite part about all star cheer?
I love almost everything about all-star cheer: watching all my hard work pay off, the competitions, my AMAZING coaches, and my teammates that become my family! The bond with my teammates is my favorite part! The memories we have created I will cherish forever. I truly love each and every single one of them like a sister.

What are some of your major accomplishments?
One of my biggest accomplishments would have to be winning the 2019 World Championship. I am also proud be a dual-enrolled student at my local college. This is my second year as a dual-enrolled student, and I will graduate high school with my Associated Degree and hope to study Biomedical Engineering.

Any advice for future Fashionista & Fashion Guy hopefuls?
This is my third year being selected as a Fashionista and the excitement and joy of receiving the news is still like the first time! The first year I applied to be a Fashionista I was not selected. Although I was very sad that I did not make it as a Fashionista, I trusted in God’s perfect timing and tried again the next year. Thank goodness for perseverance, as I was selected as a Fashionista the following year. If you have applied to be a Fashionista and did not get selected, do not give up! Each year is a new year and may be your year!! Trust the timing and trust the process.

Favorite routine you’ve been a part of?
I have been a part of so many incredible teams! Some of my favorite routines would have to be the first year I cheered on an undefeated mini level one team with my sister and coached by my mom, a youth level two team that won the inaugural Summit, 2019 World Champion team Royals, and my team this year Royals 2019-2020. Although my team hasn’t competed this year, I am so excited to see what we can do!

Favorite Quote: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” Philippians 4:13 is my mantra in life. I heavily rely on my faith and walk with God in my life.

Favorite Color: My absolute FAVORTIE color is pink!! I am so lucky because my gym colors are pink, black, and white, and this year my team’s uniform has lots of pink!

Fun Fact: I am number four of five children, six years from my oldest brother and six years from my younger sister. This is the third year my older sister, Ashli, and I will cheer on a World’s team together and we are hoping to be back-to-back World Champions!

Alexis Gomez

Pro Scouts

Alexis Gomez

Pro Scouts

Gym/Team Name and Level: Pro Scouts - Lady Pros (Level 3)
Years Cheered: Four Years
What does cheerleading mean to you? I’ve always looked forward to being a cheerleader since I was a little girl because my dad is a football coach. I would always see the cheerleaders on the sideline as a little girl and just admire them.
Are you active in any community service or volunteer organizations? I have been active in helping the Food Pantry in my community and also been about of different school clubs that would allow us to help plant trees in our community and other jobs of community service.
Besides cheer, what are you passionate about? I am very passionate in my schoolwork because it’s my goal to attend a good university.
What advice do you have for other athletes this season? Or what is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? My advice for other athletes is to stay involved and positive in things you are doing because right now it is a hard a crucial time for everyone and it’s important to always keep your head up especially in this situation.
Who is your biggest role model and why? My biggest role model is Zendaya because at such a young age she is doing so many great things.
What does being a Fashionista mean to you? Being a Fashionista to me is a great opportunity to have and I am so excited with this chance
What other sports, clubs, or activities are you involved in? I am also involved in high school cheer
What motivates you to work hard? My family always motivates me to work hard and there are always there for me in everything I do. They are my motivation in everything I do.
What would be your personal motto? My personal motto would be “If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t change you” because that’s a saying my dad has told me since I was little, and I live by it.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be? If I had a superpower it would be to teleport, so I could go to all my favorite places and others around the world.
What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? I have a huge sweet tooth I love sweets!
What do you want to be when you grow up? When I grow up, I want to study to be a plastic surgeon in order to help burn or assault victims.
What is one thing you cannot go a day without? One thing I can’t go a day without is probably my dog Rocky.
What accomplishment are you most proud of? My biggest accomplishment is continuing to be top 10% of my class.
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? If I could eat one food forever it would probably be Starbucks.

Amina Sutton

Cheer Extreme

Amina Sutton

Cheer Extreme

Gym/Team Name and Level: Cheer Extreme Raleigh – Code Black (Level 6)
Years Cheered: 11 Years
Are you active in any community service or volunteer organizations? I am a member of the Raleigh Girls Club. I tutor elementary school students.
Besides cheer, what are you passionate about? I am passionate about self-development and self-improvement. I’m always looking to challenge myself and learn new things.
This season has started off very different than any other—what have you done to prepare for this year? I pray a lot more than I ever.
Who is your biggest role model and why? My mother is my biggest role model. My mother overcame a lot of obstacles in her life. She is a cancer survivor and was a single mom of 5 until 2017. She was able to maintain a household and still found a way for me to continue All Star cheer. Her work ethic and her need to always keep pushing is something I will always have with me.
What is one way you support other athletes/teams in your gym? I give mat talks to my fellow teammates and peep talk to other team members to get them PUMPED UP.
What other sports, clubs, or activities are you involved in? I am a part of a program at my school called a bulldog leadership which helps recruit middle school kids to enroll at my high school. I also give tours of the school when needed. I am also a member of my varsity high school cheerleading squad.
What motivates you to work hard? What motivates me to work hard are the 3-6-year-old athletes at my cheer program for whom I mentor. These kiddos look up to me and I want to keep striving to be a great role model for them.
What would be your personal motto? To be yourself because everyone else is taken.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be? I would love the ability to fly.
What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? I was a micro-preemie weighing only 2lbs at birth! I love to draw and bake cakes and cookies from scratch
What do you want to be when you grow up? When I grow up, I want to be a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse.
What is one thing you cannot go a day without? I cannot go a day without talking to my brothers and my sisters.
What accomplishment are you most proud of? In 2019, I won the Triple Crown and won worlds on my first worlds team.
What’s your favorite song? Forever After All by Luke Combs
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? The one food that I would love to eat for the rest of my life is my mother's chicken casserole!

Anna Rymill

Cheer Extreme

Anna Rymill

Cheer Extreme

Gym/Team Name and Level: Cheer Extreme – Senior Elite (L6) and C4 (L4)
Years Cheered: 9
What does cheerleading mean to you? Cheerleading has given me the opportunity to meet my best friends and work hard together to make our dreams come true. Cheerleading has allowed me to have a second home filled with amazing coaches and athletes that feel like family.
Are you active in any community service or volunteer organizations? I am involved in volunteer work at the homeless shelter closest to me!
Besides cheer, what are you passionate about? Besides cheer, I’m very passionate about art and I really enjoy baking.
This season has started off very different than any other—what have you done to prepare for this year? In order to prepare for this year, I have been putting in extra hours at the gym and outside of the gym to make sure I am able to stay in shape for my team.
What advice do you have for other athletes this season? Or what is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? My advice for other athletes this season is to trust the process. It is one of the biggest lessons I have learned through cheer and especially with trying times and uncertainty, faith in yourself, coaches, and teammates will help to make this season one to remember. The best piece of advice I have been given is continue to have hope and to never give up.
What is one way you support other athletes/teams in your gym? One way I support other athletes and teams in my gym is that I am a junior coach of Youth Elite and I work with other coaches to teach privates and classes. It is so rewarding to see the kids I coach become successful because of how hard they work!
What does being a Fashionista mean to you? Being a Fashionista is an incredible opportunity to be able to represent the biggest brand in cheerleading. I hope to inspire others to go for their dreams and to be a role model to all cheerleader of any age and level.
What other sports, clubs, or activities are you involved in? I am involved in painting and art, as well as strength training.
What motivates you to work hard? Knowing that my hard work will pay off keeps me motivated to keep working hard. If you put in the work, it will pay off.
What would be your personal motto? My personal motto would be to put your heart into everything you do. I strongly believe that you should do everything in life “all in” and do it with your heart.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be? If I could have any superpower, I would choose to be able to control time. I think it would be neat to relive some of my favorite memories.
What do you want to be when you grow up? When I grow up, I would like to become an orthodontist and have wanted to since I was 12 years old.
What is one thing you cannot go a day without? One thing I couldn’t go a day without is music.
What accomplishment are you most proud of? The accomplishment I am most proud of is being a part of the first Senior Elite team to win NCA. It is something I have worked towards my entire life and I will never forget our performance on Day 2.
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, it would for sure have to be ice cream!

Avery Howard

Star Athletics

Avery Howard

Star Athletics

Bio coming soon!

Branden Gottlieb-Chew

Rockstar Cheer

Branden Gottlieb-Chew

Rockstar Cheer

Gym/Team Name and Level: Rockstar Cheer NJ, Jagged Edge, (Coed Non Tumble L6)
Years Cheered: 2
What does cheerleading mean to you? Cheerleading to me is an escape from all my problems outside the gym.
Are you active in any community service or volunteer organizations? Before COVID hit I was a cheer coach for a sideline prep team for my township football team.
Besides cheer, what are you passionate about? I’m passionate about photography and family.
This season has started off very different than any other—what have you done to prepare for this year? I bought multiple backup masks, started a new stretching routine at home, and stocked up my snack supply in my room.
What is one way you support other athletes/teams in your gym? I get to the gym as early as possible to cheer on the other teams and even help the coaches if they need it. I also involve the younger athletes in my Tik Tok videos to help create memories with the older athletes.
What does being a Fashion Guy mean to you? Being a Fashion Guy means I can be a role model to the many athletes out there who think it’s not possible to be a role model because of a difference. I believe it’s my job to prove the stereotypes wrong and break every boundary I can so the next generation can break even more.
What other sports, clubs, or activities are you involved in? Before COVID I did track for my High School team and even competed at sectionals two years in a row.
What motivates you to work hard? I’m motivated by the thought of the future and how it can also get better.
What would be your personal motto? My personal motto is “Your past doesn’t define you, but your actions now define your future”.
If you could have any super power, what would it be? My super power would be to have whatever I imagine come true. I would call it “Imagination Creation”.
What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? One surprising thing about me is that I played Football for 12 years before I started cheer.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to own my own cheer gym when I get older.
What is one thing you cannot go a day without? I cannot go a day without listening to Panthers 2018-19 mix.
What accomplishment are you most proud of? My biggest accomplishment is making a worlds team my first season of cheer.
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life it would be mandarin oranges.

Caroline Trindel

Cheer Extreme

Caroline Trindel

Cheer Extreme

Gym/Team Name and Level: Cheer Extreme – Ladies of Teal (Level 6)
Years Cheered: 7 Years
What does cheerleading mean to you? Constantly pushing yourself to be the best you can for your team.
Are you active in any community service or volunteer organizations? I volunteer every week with Backpack Beginnings, an organization that helps feed hungry children when they are not able to get a hot meal in school. I also help with Out of the Garden, another organization that helps feed those in need, but with a focus on healthier foods.
Besides cheer, what are you passionate about? I love volunteering, traveling with my family and spending time with friends.
This season has started off very different than any other—what have you done to prepare for this year? I’ve tried to exercise regularly to stay in shape and also used the down time to work on tumbling skills.
What advice do you have for other athletes this season? Or what is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? We have no idea how this season is going to go, so try to stay positive, hope for the best and enjoy every moment you get to be in the gym and on the competition mat!
Who is your biggest role model and why? My Mom because she is always super positive and has the best attitude.
What is one way you support other athletes/teams in your gym? Always cheering people on whether they are trying a new skill or doing a full out. It’s so much more fun when you have people cheering for you!
What does being a Fashionista mean to you? It means so much to get picked as a Varsity Fashionista this year because it is such a beautiful and diverse group of athletes, and I am so very grateful to be part of it.
What other sports, clubs, or activities are you involved in? I am a member of the National Art Honor Society, I alter serve at my church, I am a reading buddy for our local elementary school, and I have recently learned how to play tennis.
What would be your personal motto? Work hard, dream big, and NEVER ever give up!
If you could have any super power, what would it be? Teleportation PLEASE!!!
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to study Business in college and hope to own my own business someday.
What accomplishment are you most proud of? I did a fundraiser during quarantine that raised over $6,000 for a little girl with cancer.
What’s your favorite song? Anything by Luke Combs or Thomas Rhett
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Fruit

Chaney Yarbrough

Spirit of Texas

Chaney Yarbrough

Spirit of Texas

Gym/Team Name and Level: Spirit of Texas – A-Team (Medium L6)
Years Cheered: 10
Are you active in any community service or volunteer organizations? I am part of Best Buddies, Redefining Beautiful, Young Life and Student Council. These are all leadership and volunteer opportunities at my high school and in my community.
Besides cheer, what are you passionate about? I am passionate about volunteering to help others and working hard to make my community a better place.
This season has started off very different than any other—what have you done to prepare for this year? In order to prepare for cheer season in the midst of a pandemic, I spent my time practicing at home on my cheer mat and trampoline. I took private lessons to keep up with my skills.
What advice do you have for other athletes this season? Or what is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? The best piece of advice I have been given is to enjoy cheer while it lasts. It goes by too quickly.
What is one way you support other athletes/teams in your gym? I support my teammates by encouraging them, being kind, and always willing to help others.
What does being a Fashionista mean to you? I am very honored to represent Varsity as a 2021 Fashionista. My favorite part of being a Fashionista is meeting the other Fashionista/Fashion Guys from all over the United States and creating lifelong friendships.
What other sports, clubs, or activities are you involved in? I am cheerleader at Grapevine High School. I am also very involved in our local Young Life Chapter.
What motivates you to work hard? My goal to become a college cheerleader motivates me to stay focused and always give 100%.
What would be your personal motto? My personal motto would be “Live every day like it’s your last”
If you could have any super power, what would it be? If I could have any super power it would be to read people’s minds.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be an Interior Designer when I grow up.
What is one thing you cannot go a day without? I can’t go a day without my Ice White Mocha from Starbucks.
What accomplishment are you most proud of? I am most proud of winning NCA three times and achieving my goal of making A-Team.
What’s your favorite song? My favorite song is “Forever After All” by Luke Combs.
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? I would eat a veggie bowl from Chipotle.

Chrystina Morris

Express All Stars

Chrystina Morris

Express All Stars

Gym/Team Name and Level: Express Allstars Lady Black (Level 3)

Years Cheered: 9

Are you active in any community service or volunteer organizations? Every year we adopt a family for Christmas to help provide food and presents.

Besides cheer, what are you passionate about? I am passionate about astrology, music and dancing.

This season has started off very different than any other—what have you done to prepare for this year? I have increased my workouts, I continued practicing tumbling through quarantine, I always go home and review to retain all new technique. I also am keeping my distance, washing my hands and wearing a mask so our season can continue.

What advice do you have for other athletes this season? Or what is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? Advice I would give to others is to always work hard and never, never give up. No matter how difficult it is keep pushing because the end result is always worth it.

Who is your biggest role model and why? My role model is my mom because she is always stepping in when someone needs help, she shows self-love and loves others unconditionally. In everything she does she works hard and can handle anything the world throws at her.

What is one way you support other athletes/teams in your gym? Anytime a teammate gets a new skill I am always there to congratulate them. When times get difficult, I ask how I can help them or gives words of encouragement for the next practice. Also, I check in with my teammates to see if they need help with practice related, school related or life related issues.

What does being a Fashionista mean to you? Becoming a Fashionista this season is a dream come true. I love opening a magazine or Instagram and seeing young ladies or women that look like me and now I have that chance to be that person for another little girl. Being a Fashionista is being a role model and leading by example of how the world should perceive our industry.

What other sports, clubs, or activities are you involved in? I also compete in all star dance for my gym.

What motivates you to work hard? Watching others excel motivates me to work harder.

What would be your personal motto? Good people are like candles, they burn themselves up to give others light.

What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? I can usually tell someone what their astrological sign is when I first meet them.

What do you want to be when you grow up? An Astronomer

What is one thing you cannot go a day without? Learning something new

What accomplishment are you most proud of? I am so proud to be the youngest to make our senior team.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Chicken Alfredo

Destiny Gutierrez

Cheer Athletics

Destiny Gutierrez

Cheer Athletics

Gym/Team Name and Level: Cheer Athletics – Wildcats (L6)
Years Cheered: 6.5
What does cheerleading mean to you? It means sacrifice, discipline, hard work, and dedication.

Are you active in any community service or volunteer organizations? I am in NHS and I do at least 20 community service hours a year.

Besides cheer, what are you passionate about? Helping people in whatever ways I can.

This season has started off very different than any other—what have you done to prepare for this year? I’ve tried to limit gatherings with people, wear a mask, and make sure I tumble and stretch at home in my own time because there are lots of cancelled practices.

What advice do you have for other athletes this season? Or what is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? Take everything day by day, enjoy the time you spend with your teammates.

Who is your biggest role model and why? My biggest role models are my parents because they work so hard to get me and my family everything.

What is one way you support other athletes/teams in your gym? Mat talking them at practices, and cheering them on at competitions.

What motivates you to work hard? Just thinking about how I want to be the best that I can possibly be.

What would be your personal motto? Give God your weakness and he’ll give you his strength.

If you could have any super power, what would it be? It would be to heal anyone who is hurt or sick.

What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? I started cheering when I was 10 with no experience and within 4 years, I won worlds.

What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be in the medical field, either a doctor or surgeon.

What is one thing you cannot go a day without? My dog
What accomplishment are you most proud of? Winning worlds in 2018 and breaking the LAG curse.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? It would be ice cream.

Elle Pettitt

Spirit of Texas

Elle Pettitt

Spirit of Texas

Bio coming soon!

Elli Buckingham

Bluegrass Cheeercats

Elli Buckingham

Bluegrass Cheeercats

Gym/Team Name and Level: Bluegrass Cheercats – Royal Sabers ( Senior Coed L5)
Years Cheered: 9
What does cheerleading mean to you? To me, cheerleading means experiencing the true meaning of teamwork and bettering your athleticism and mindset both in and out of the gym. I’ve learned to handle wins and losses with grace and sportsmanship. It’s taught me to never give up even when something seems impossible. My gym is truly my second family. Many of us have grown up together and are lifetime best friends. I am forever grateful for that.
Are you active in any community service or volunteer organizations? I’m thankful that our cheer gym has always taken community service seriously from collecting shoes to send to children overseas to helping a local food bank organize their pantry. One special memory that I have is when a few of my cheer friends and I decided to paint windows at a local assisted living home during the pandemic to help brighten their days since they couldn’t have visitors. I will never forget the sweet smiles of the residents as they sat at their windows watching us paint smiley faces, hearts, and encouraging messages. They had been asking all day when the “cheerleaders” were coming and were so excited to see us. It showed me how something so simple could mean so much to someone. I am also involved in my church family and Sub Deb 1, a high school girls group that strives to make our community a better place. This has allowed me to participate in food drives for local foodbanks, raise money for Alzheimer’s research, collect items for our local animal shelter (my personal favorite), and spend time with residents in a local nursing home before last March.
Besides cheer, what are you passionate about? Other than cheer, my main passion is bettering my relationship with God every day and taking every opportunity I have to share the Gospel with others. Another passion is rescuing dogs and other animals from abusive situations and finding a loving home for them. As I get older, I hope to be able to do more with this. Finally, being an adoptee myself, I am passionate about normalizing the stereotypes of adoption. Adoption is one way that families are created, but being adopted should never define a person. I want to help others realize that.
This season has started off very different than any other—what have you done to prepare for this year? When the pandemic hit and while we all stayed at home, I learned to get into a routine of working out every day. Whether it was running on my treadmill, exercising to different workout videos online, or simply jumping on my trampoline, I felt that it was important to maintain healthy habits. I also had to learn to accept what I couldn’t change and to be patient even though I missed being at the gym with my cheer family tremendously.
What advice do you have for other athletes this season? Or what is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? My advice to other athletes this season is to keep a good attitude no matter what happens! Although this season does look different, we should be excited that at least we still have a season! Athletes also need to keep in mind that being involved in a sport is more than going to competitions and winning. It is also about becoming the best version of yourself that you can be by developing characteristics that will prepare you for life.

What other sports, clubs, or activities are you involved in? Besides All Star cheer, I also am on the Varsity cheer team at my high school. Drama, acting, and singing are other passions of mine. I am involved with the local community theater group, Campanile, and also participate in drama productions at my school. My favorite role ever has been playing Kendra in 13! the Musical with Campanile. I am also a student ambassador for my school, treasurer for this year’s Kentucky Youth Assembly, and historian for my girls group, Sub Deb I.
What motivates you to work hard? God motivates me to work hard the most. My prayer is that He uses me to better His kingdom and to inspire others to have a joyful mindset no matter what happens. My family, coaches, and cheer gym also motivate me. I always strive to make them proud in all that I do and to represent them with a smile on my face no matter the circumstances.
What would be your personal motto? My personal motto is ``your only competition is yourself``. In current times, social media and even sports become an easy opportunity to compare yourself with others. I have dealt with this personally, and this motto has helped me to focus on bettering myself and to not aim to please everyone.
If you could have any super power, what would it be? If I could have any super power, it would be to fly!! I think it would be so cool to travel around the world and see things from a different perspective in the sky.
What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? I was born in China in city with a population of over 4 million people.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I am undecided on what career path I would like to take right now. Because I love to work with make-up and hair, I have always thought about opening my own salon. Some other thoughts have been becoming a speech pathologist or interior designer. Opening a bakery is even on the list.
What is one thing you cannot go a day without? I can’t list just one thing! I cannot go one day without talking to Jesus, playing with my dog, Pixi, and eating something sweet!
What accomplishment are you most proud of? Besides becoming a Varsity Fashionista, I am most proud of being chosen as the Mayor’s Scholar. I was able to share my ideas to improve my hometown for our current youth and to make it a place that young adults will want to call home in the future. I feel like the members of our City Council truly valued my opinion and listened to my voice. It is so important to me that young people become actively involved in improving their communities.
What’s your favorite song? I love any Morgan Wallen song!
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Tacos! Definitely tacos!

Emily Scoles

Brandon Allstars

Emily Scoles

Brandon Allstars

Gym/Team Name and Level: Brandon Allstars- Legacy (International Open Coed Non-Tumbling L6)

Years Cheered: 9 years
What does cheerleading mean to you? Cheerleading is very special to me, it’s like escaping from reality. Going to practices, going to comps, just being with my team and working hard on one goal is so important to me and really has taught me so many things.

Besides cheer, what are you passionate about? Besides cheer I am also passionate about my education and my future.

This season has started off very different than any other—what have you done to prepare for this year? To prepare for this season I tried to stay as in shape as I could and stretching every day, I would run around the neighborhood and take online zoom stretching classes.

What advice do you have for other athletes this season? Or what is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? I would say to try and stay positive and appreciate the time you get to spend with your team, friends, and family.

Who is your biggest role model and why? Gabi Fuller, because she goes to college full time to work on getting a degree and a good job and she also cheers on one of the best teams in cheerleading while being one of the best flyers in cheerleading.

What is one way you support other athletes/teams in your gym? I support other people in my gym or other teams by cheering them on while they are going full-out or maybe if they are struggling with a skill going to help them and motivate them.

What does being a Fashionista/Fashion Guy mean to you? I’ve always wanted to be a Fashionista for the longest time so when I when became one last year it was like a dream come true, I never would’ve thought I would not only become a Fashionista once but now this is my second year, and I couldn’t be more blessed. Being a Fashionista is such a great feeling knowing that I get to represent one of the greatest brands in cheerleading.

What other sports, clubs, or activities are you involved in? I also cheer on my high school’s Varsity cheer team.

What motivates you to work hard? What motivates me to work hard is having a goal that I want to complete and making the people I love proud.

What would be your personal motto? “The Pessimist Sees Difficulty In Every Opportunity. The Optimist Sees Opportunity In Every Difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

If you could have any superpower, what would it be? The ability to fly anywhere I want.
What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? I used to base for my first 4 years of cheerleading!

What do you want to be when you grow up? When I grow up I want to be a Nurse.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Chicken

Hailey March

ICE All-Stars

Hailey March

ICE All-Stars

Gym/Team Name and Level: ICE - Lady Lightning (Small Senior L6)
Years Cheered: 10 years
What does cheerleading mean to you? Cheer is where I’ve met some of my closest friends and it teaches me a lot of the lessons I use in my life daily.
Besides cheer, what are you passionate about? Makeup and my pets
This season has started off very different than any other—what have you done to prepare for this year? I’ve tried to become closer with my team because your season will go so much better with a close bond.
What advice do you have for other athletes this season? Or what is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? Before you compete don’t think of the bad think of all the times you’ve hit your skills perfectly and it will better prepare you to go out on the mat.
Who is your biggest role model and why? One of my role models is my brother. He is one of my best friends.
What is one way you support other athletes/teams in your gym? Make friends from other teams because it makes competitions a lot more fun and you have new teams to go cheer on.
What does being a Fashionista mean to you? Being a fashionista is one of the greatest opportunities! I’ve gotten to work with Varsity and make lots of new friends.
What motivates you to work hard? Making my coaches and teammates proud
What would be your personal motto? If you can dream it, you can do it.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be? Teleportation, because I could do a lot more things, see more places, and it would be easier to hang out with my friends
What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? I love animals and I have 5 pets.
What do you want to be when you grow up? Chiropractor/Physical therapist
What is one thing you cannot go a day without? Talking to someone - I hate being alone!
What accomplishment are you most proud of? Winning NCA 2020
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Sushi

Hailey Simon

World Cup

Hailey Simon

World Cup

Gym/Team Name and Level: World Cup - Shooting Stars (Large Senior L6)

Years Cheered: I have cheered for 11 years

Are you active in any community service or volunteer organizations? Yes, I have been active in community service with my high school!

Besides cheer, what are you passionate about? I am also passionate about art; I love to draw and paint

This season has started off very different than any other—what have you done to prepare for this year? We lost a lot of time at the gym due to quarantine, so ever since we were allowed to practice again, I make the most of each practice and push myself to be better.

What advice do you have for other athletes this season? Or what is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? My advice to other athletes would be to take it one practice at a time. Try to be the best you can every practice, and push yourself harder as we go into the competition season!

Who is your biggest role model and why? Some of the people I look up to are my coaches who work hard to push me and all of my other teammates to be the best we can be.

What is one way you support other athletes/teams in your gym? I support athletes and my teammates in my gym by always being positive and mat talk as much as I can to help motivate them!

What does being a Fashionista mean to you? Being a Varsity Fashionista means so much to me! I love representing the best company!

What other sports, clubs, or activities are you involved in? I’m involved with high school cheer.

What motivates you to work hard? My teammates help motivate me to work hard so that we can be the best that we can be.

What would be your personal motto? A personal motto of mine would be to always try the best I can.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be? A superpower I would want to have is to be able to read minds.

What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a nurse.

What is one thing you cannot go a day without? I cannot go a day without my phone.

What accomplishment are you most proud of? Becoming a Shooting Star!

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Cheese pizza

Jaden Robinson

Star Athletics

Jaden Robinson

Star Athletics

Gym/Team Name and Level: Star Athletics Atlanta - Boom (Senior Coed L5)
Years Cheered: I have done Allstar cheer for 5 years now.

What does cheerleading mean to you? Cheerleading means everything to me. When I am at cheer, all my problems fade away. Being with my team and getting to perform is where I am the happiest. Cheerleading is my oxygen, and I could not live without it.

Are you active in any community service or volunteer organizations? Before COVID, I used to volunteer in the Activity Department at AG Rhodes Health and Rehab center.

This season has started off very different than any other—what have you done to prepare for this year? To prepare for this season, I have tried to stay COVID safe and wear my mask avoiding the chances of being out of cheer longer and I have worked outside of the gym trying to keep my body in shape.

What advice do you have for other athletes this season? Or what is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? The best piece of advice I have gotten was “Go to practice and cheer as if it is your last day cheering.” We don’t know what is in store for us in the future due to the pandemic. This advice pushes me to work my absolute hardest at practice to make sure the routine is absolutely flawless.

Who is your biggest role model and why? My mom is my biggest role model because she works so hard in order for me and my brothers to achieve our goals and dreams. She motivates me to be my very best self that I can be. She’s my best friend and the most important person in my life!!

What is one way you support other athletes/teams in your gym? One way I support other athletes and teams in the gym is by encouraging and helping them during their weakest moments. If an athlete has a hard time with a pass, I will cheer for them as loud as I can and tell them that “You can do it!”. I know that always makes me believe in myself so I try to do that to others.

What does being a Fashionista mean to you? Being a Fashionista means that I am a role model and a face for Varsity. It means that I am here to help share the amazing things that Varsity does that maybe not everybody see or knows.

What other sports, clubs, or activities are you involved in? I also do high school competition cheer and high school football cheer.

What motivates you to work hard? Seeing others that have a skill I don’t motivates me. When I see teams like Senior Elite and SSX compete, I’m am completely mesmerized at the skills they have. It motivates me to work even harder so I can one day have those same skills.

What would be your personal motto? My personal motto is “Do what you have to do”.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be? The one superpower I would choose would be to teleport.

What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? One thing people would be surprised about me is that sometimes I doubt myself when I cheer. Many see me as this confident and strong girl but sometimes when I try to live up to that image, it puts a lot of stress on me.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be an Anesthesiologist when I get older.

What accomplishment are you most proud of? I am most proud of being chosen to be a Fashionista. I feel as though this is a big step in my cheerleading career and that I can learn a lot from this experience.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? I could eat TACOOOOOOS everyday for the rest of my life!! I absolutely love Mexican food.

Justin Giovannielli

Central Jersey Allstars

Justin Giovannielli

Central Jersey Allstars

Gym/Team Name and Level: Central Jersey Allstars Team Gunz – Extra Small Senior Coed Level 6

Years Cheered: This is my fourth-year cheering. I started my cheerleading career three years ago during the 2016-17 season.

Stunt Position: When I am stunting I can either main or side base.

Signature Skill(s): My signature skill is a one and a half through to double.

Does your team have any competition day traditions?
At every competition, my team and I sit in a circle and listen to Believe by Justin Bieber. This has been a tradition for many years way before I was even on the team.

Most memorable cheer moment:
This is my second year on Team Gunz and I have made some very memorable moments on this team. My most memorable being standing on the World's mat at awards, as they called my team for the Bronze World Champion.

What are some of your major accomplishments?
This is my fourth-year cheering, and I am so fortunate to be able to say that within the last three years I won the 2017 D2 Summit and just last year in 2019 I became a bronze World medalist in the Small Coed Level 5 division.

What are you looking forward to this year as a Fashion Guy?
This season is going to be very exciting. As a Varsity Fashion Guy, I am looking forward to making a ton of new friends, of course, the photoshoots, and all of the new experiences I will get this year from being a part of Varsity All Star Fashion.

What are your goals past high-school?
After high school, I would like to go to college, cheer there, and get my master’s degree.

Favorite routine you’ve been a part of: My favorite routine I have been a part of is my 2018-19 routine with Team Gunz.

Favorite Movie: My favorite movie is Coco.

Fun Fact: A fun fact about me is that I am a twin.

Karly Day

Woodlands Elite

Karly Day

Woodlands Elite

Gym/Team Name and Level: Woodlands Elite Colonels - Junior Level 6

Years Cheered: 9 years

Stunt Position: Flyer

Signature Skill(s): Two to whip double

How did you get into all star cheer?
My sisters were in cheer and I wanted to try it! I fell in love with it.

What are you most looking forward to this season?
To represent my gym as a Varsity Fashionista and competing!!

What is your favorite part about all star cheer?
Getting to know my teammates and becoming closer to them

How did it feel getting the call saying you were a 2020 Fashionista?
I was so excited and very honored!! It was extra special because I got the call from my sister, Karolyne Day (a 2017-2019 Fashionista), who gave me the news.

Favorite part of your routine this season: My favorite part is the tumbling sections!

Favorite song to listen to before competing: You Can’t Stop Me by Andy Mineo

One word to describe you: Hardworking

Fun Fact: I have only cheered at Woodlands Elite

Kate Heindselman

Champion Cheer

Kate Heindselman

Champion Cheer

Gym/Team Name and Level: Champion Cheer – Heat (Open L6)
Years Cheered: This is my 10th year of cheering!

What does cheerleading mean to you? Cheerleading means so much to me. The cheer gym is a special place where I am loved, and I can always be myself. I love working with my team to reach our goals each season.

Are you active in any community service or volunteer organizations? At my high school I am a school ambassador and am in the National Honor Society. We participate in various service projects and community service events.

Besides cheer, what are you passionate about? Besides cheer I am passionate about my relationship with Jesus and serving others.

This season has started off very different than any other—what have you done to prepare for this year? This year has been different than others and my workout routines have changed to being more home based.

What advice do you have for other athletes this season? Or what is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? One of the best pieces of advice I have received is to enjoy each moment. Being a part of an all star cheer team is a gift. I am thankful for each of the moments of joy, work, laughter, tears, and friendships.

Who is your biggest role model and why? My biggest role model in cheer is Coach Rachel Johnson. Coach Rachel was my very first cheer coach on a 4-year-old exhibition team. She is always full of smiles, hugs, and love for me and others. She continues to inspire me with her loving, caring, kind words and thoughtfulness. She is honest and caring and does so much for others. It is wonderful to have someone that I and others can talk to and always feel supported and loved. She works so hard and pushes all of us to do our best.

What does being a Fashionista mean to you? Being a Fashionista is the biggest honor of my life! Varsity is a huge blessing to me and I love and adore my Varsity family more than words! Representing Varsity is my favorite thing in the world!

What other sports, clubs, or activities are you involved in? I am also involved in high school cheer, and my team won state last year.

What motivates you to work hard? My teammates motivate me to work hard and do my best.

What would be your personal motto? My personal motto is to be kind to everyone and be a light to those around me every day.

What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? One thing about me people would be surprised to know is that I love watching college football!

What do you want to be when you grow up? I hope to be a psychologist when I grow up.
What is one thing you cannot go a day without? One thing I can’t go a day without is cuddles with my dog, Ivory.

What accomplishment are you most proud of? The accomplishment that I am most proud of is winning The Summit with my small level 5 restricted team, Thunder, in 2018. We had not done our best at comps that year, but we came together and started working even harder preparing for The Summit. I am so proud and thankful that we won.

What’s your favorite song? My favorite song is Pretty Heart by Parker Mccollum

Kenley Pope

Cheer Extreme

Kenley Pope

Cheer Extreme

Bio coming soon!

Kharin Gibson

Cheer Extreme

Kharin Gibson

Cheer Extreme

Gym/Team Name and Level: Cheer Extreme Lady Lux (IONT 6) and O4 (Open 4)
Years Cheered: 11
What does cheerleading mean to you? Cheerleading means a place where you can get away from the world and build bonds with your teammates.
What other sports, clubs, or activities are you involved in? I am involved in my school's HOSA, National Honor Society, Spirit, and Unified Champions club.
Are you active in any community service or volunteer organizations? All of the clubs I’m involved in at school participate in many volunteer opportunities.
Besides cheer, what are you passionate about? I am very passionate about social issues and things that include fair treatment of all people.
This season has started off very different than any other—what have you done to prepare for this year? I have been working hard with my team and working myself outside of the gym.
What advice do you have for other athletes this season? Or what is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? No matter what, stay positive and remember that everything happens for a reason. Enjoy every moment and don’t let it pass you by.
Who is your biggest role model and why? My biggest role model is probably my mom because she has been very strong throughout her whole life and always pushes through, no matter what she’s faced with.
What does being a Fashionista mean to you? Being a Fashionista means that I can represent and be an example for little girls in the industry and be their role model so they won’t be afraid to go out of their comfort zone and try new things.
What motivates you to work hard? My drive for success motivates me to work hard because I’ve always been taught to strive to be better than your best.
If you could have any super power, what would it be? I’d have the ability to read minds because I love to figure out what people are thinking and how they are feeling
What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? I love to help others. Also, even though I am very talkative, I love to sit in a corner and just listen to music or watch a documentary.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a Sports Medicine Physician
What is one thing you cannot go a day without? I can’t go a day without my phone because my whole life is on there.
What accomplishment are you most proud of? Winning Worlds is probably my most proud accomplishment because I finally achieved my dream as an all star cheerleader.
What’s your favorite song? I love any and every type of music, it switches up.

Laci Wilson

East Celebrity Elite

Laci Wilson

East Celebrity Elite

Gym/Team Name and Level: East Celebrity Elite – Bombshells (Senior Medium L6) and Jwow (Junior Large Coed L6)
Years Cheered: I have been cheering for 9 years.
What does cheerleading mean to you? Cheerleading means the world to me. I wouldn’t be the athlete I am today if I didn’t have cheer in my life and I’m so thankful for all of the friendships I have made and the opportunities that I have been given.

Are you active in any community service or volunteer organizations? Each year since I was 7 years old, I run a toy drive to collect toys for kids in need around the holidays called Smiles for Christmas toy drive.

This season has started off very different than any other—what have you done to prepare for this year? Since this season has been like no other, I tried my best to keep my body trained and in shape so that I was ready to get back into normal things. I also bought an air track over quarantine to help better myself.

What advice do you have for other athletes this season? Or what is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? A piece of advice that I have for athletes is that no matter how difficult times get, always know that we are all in this together and it will get better.

Who is your biggest role model and why? My biggest role model would be mom because she is one the hardest working people that I know from managing her own business and taking care of her 3 kids. Whether it would be driving me an hour and a half to cheer practice or getting us to our appointments, she always puts our needs before her own.

What does being a Fashionista mean to you? Being a Fashionista for the second year means so much to me. I am so thankful for the opportunities that Varsity has given me, and I am so excited to be back. Varsity has brought me so much closer to other athletes all around the US and I have gotten so much closer to them over the years. Representing Varsity is like a dream come true and I love seeing myself in the catalogs and on posters at competitions!

What motivates you to work hard? Something that motivates me to work hard is seeing other teams perform in my division knowing that they are going to be difficult to compete with.

What would be your personal motto? My personal motto would be the harder you work for something, the greater you’ll feel when you achieve it.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be? If I could have any superpower it would be the ability to fly because I would be able to fly to different states and see all of the friends that I have made throughout my 9 years of cheerleading.

What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? One thing that people would be surprised to learn about me is that when I was a baby, I was born with torticollis which is a rare condition causing the head to twist to one side. I had to wear a neck brace and a helmet for the first year of my life.

What do you want to be when you grow up? When I grow up, I want have a career in the beauty industry.

What is one thing you cannot go a day without? One thing that I cannot go a day without is my phone because I am constantly on it talking to my friends and on social media.

What accomplishment are you most proud of? An accomplishment that I am most proud of is winning Majors, NCA, and Worlds all in 2019.

What’s your favorite song? My favorite song is “Moon over Mexico” by Luke Combs

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life it would be steak, especially filet mignon.

Lexi Salazar

Pro Scouts

Lexi Salazar

Pro Scouts

Gym/Team Name and Level: Pro Scouts - Lady Pros (Senior L3)

Years Cheered: 5 years

What does cheerleading mean to you? Cheerleading has truly changed my life for the better. It built up my confidence & took me out of my shell. It’s almost like an escape from the reality of our world. It means the most to know I have the most supportive teammates and coaches.

Are you active in any community service or volunteer organizations? I have participated in city events, such as painting over the graffiti, as well as volunteering to help out at a cheerleading/dance camp for kids with special needs.

Besides cheer, what are you passionate about? I am very passionate about my academics as well as running track for my city and school. I am currently a Junior in high school working on my associates degree.

What advice do you have for other athletes this season? Or what is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? As athletes every time we compete, we have to give it our all like it’s our last. With COVID-19 around, we really never know what can happen. Give it your best like it’s your last season.

Who is your biggest role model and why? My biggest role model is my Coach Dion. He is a very determined and strong person and is the most supportive person to go to. I know I can depend on him for anything.

What is one way you support other athletes/teams in your gym? Cheering on and supporting the other athletes in my gym is something I love to do. Seeing how much heart, time and effort every one of our athletes put into their teams and themselves is something I love to see and support.

What does being a Fashionista mean to you? Being a Fashionista has truly brought up my confidence and showed me that you always have to take advantage of the opportunities around you. I’m excited to represent such an amazing company and can’t wait to see what’s in store for the 2021 season.

What other sports, clubs, or activities are you involved in? I am in my school's Track & Field team as well on my school's volleyball team.

What motivates you to work hard? I have set many goals for myself and I have such big dreams that I want to achieve. I’m using that as my motivation to accomplish my goals. My mom is also one of my biggest motivators. She does everything and more to make sure my dreams come true and owe it to her to help make them come true for myself.

What would be your personal motto? She believed, so she did.
What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? This is only my 3 year of all star cheerleading.

What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to pursue a career in the Nursing field.

What is one thing you cannot go a day without? My mom and cheer

What’s your favorite song? Any song by Frank Ocean.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Chicken Alfredo Pasta

London Smith

Atlanta Jayhawks

London Smith

Atlanta Jayhawks

Gym/Team Name and Level: Atlanta Jayhawks - Mint (Junior L4)
Years Cheered: 8
What does cheerleading mean to you? Cheerleading means getting to be a part of a family where everyone is committed to working towards a shared goal. Cheerleading is an opportunity to improve your own skills and abilities, so that each practice and competition your team can challenge themselves and become better. It also means getting to wear a cute uniform and leave everything you have got on the mat!
Are you active in any community service or volunteer organizations? My family and I participate in local food drives to ensure individuals and families in our community feel supported and have access to healthy food consistently. Through my school, I have been able to raise hundreds of dollars for Habitat for Humanity, which is an amazing organization whose mission is important to me and reminds me that we are all human and should help each other as much as we can.
Besides cheer, what are you passionate about? I am passionate about learning. When I am not in the gym, I love reading and learning about new things. My favorite subjects in school are science and social studies, and I hope to use my passion for science and reading to become a veterinarian and write a children’s book about the fun of science.
This season has started off very different than any other—what have you done to prepare for this year? This entire year has shown me how important it is to be active, so before gyms were re-opened, I participated in Zoom workout and stretch class. At home, I also worked on improving the tumble skills and body positions I already had so that once we were allowed back in the gym I would be even better and stronger. I have also done private practices with the coaches at my gym, so that I can get feedback and work to continue improving.
What advice do you have for other athletes this season? Or what is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? My advice is that mentality is everything. Whenever you feel as if you cannot do something or that something is too difficult, instead believe in yourself and tell yourself you can and will do it.
What is one way you support other athletes/teams in your gym? I provide positivity and support to other teams and athletes in my gym by cheering them on during their practice full-outs and their competitions.
What does being a Fashionista mean to you? Being a Varsity Fashionista has been a goal of mine for a long time and it means having the immense privilege of not only representing a brand that has been such a large part of my cheerleading career, but also the opportunity to serve as a role model for other cheerleaders and people who are interested in cheerleading.
What other sports, clubs, or activities are you involved in? I play the violin in my middle school’s orchestra program. I also like to do Pilates and have taken ballet.
What motivates you to work hard? My coaches, my team, and my family because they all believe in me and push me to do my best.
If you could have any super power, what would it be? Teleportation because who doesn’t want to be at the gym right away instead of sitting in traffic.
What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? Most people do not believe that I am only 11 years old and that I am a flyer due to my height. I am almost as tall as my 24-year-old sister.
What do you want to be when you grow up? A Veterinarian, I love animals and science!
What accomplishment are you most proud of? Flying on a Junior 4 Team and serving as a Varsity Fashionista!
What’s your favorite song? “No Tear Left to Cry” by Arianna Grande
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? My mom’s spaghetti with meatballs!

Macie Dickey

ACX

Macie Dickey

ACX

Gym/Team Name and Level: ACX (American Cheer Xtreme) – Kat Daddies (XSmall Coed L6)
Years Cheered: This is my 12th year cheering on a team! I’ve been at the gym my whole life though, so basically 16 years!
What does cheerleading mean to you? Cheerleading is everything to me! Literally my whole life revolves around all-star cheer and school cheer practices year around. Cheerleading is what makes me happy, no matter what kind of day I’m having and is always the thing to cheer me up!! Cheerleading doesn’t only help me with my athletic ability, but it helps me with life lessons as well.
Besides cheer, what are you passionate about? Besides cheer, I am very passionate about working out outside of cheer season and keeping my grades up. I really try my best to get all As and Bs and to keep my GPA up. I try to keep my body in shape when it is off season for cheer so I will come back even better the next season!
This season has started off very different than any other—what have you done to prepare for this year? This season has been one to remember. While we could look at this year in a negative way, one thing I learned from COVID is to not take things for granted because at any moment our season could come to an end. I try to make every second of practice count and treat every competition like it is my last! Our team has bonded and worked even harder than any other team I’ve been on before. With last season being cut short due to COVID, learning so much in such a short amount of time this season has made us come together and work as one unit faster.
What advice do you have for other athletes this season? Or what is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? My best advice for athletes right now is to make every second count at practice and competitions because it could all be over before you know it! Nobody outside of the cheer world truly understand how cheer impacts our lives and how cheer is everything to us. This year should make us push harder and work harder to be better. Don’t give up!
Who is your biggest role model and why? My biggest role models are my mom and dad because they have always pushed me to my limits and believed in me no matter what. They made me become who I am today, and without them I wouldn’t be where I am as a cheerleader or even as a person. Every day of my life they teach me something new and they never give up on me. No matter how long it takes me to get a skill, they make me want to come in the gym whenever I can and keep working and striving to get better so I can be the best athlete I possibly can. They are truly a blessing from God, and I can’t thank them enough for how much they do for me!
What is one way you support other athletes/teams in your gym? Some ways I support other athletes in my gym is coming to their practice to watch their routine and cheer them on. I want to be a role model and a good leader for those other athletes in my gym! I watch every single team compete when we are at competitions to show my support for how amazing our program is. I also support the other athletes at my gym on their school teams and watch and encourage them at school competitions because we are all a family. I order their school shirts too to support them when I can.
What other sports, clubs, or activities are you involved in? Along with all star cheer, I also do school cheer and track. Freshman year of high school I decided to try track and I fell in love with it as well!

What motivates you to work hard? What motivates me to work hard is wanting to be the absolute best I can possibly be! Also, what motivates me is that I am a junior in high school and I have one more year left after this season. I want to work hard every second of practice I can because it will all be over before I know it. This motivates me to do my best at every practice and not regret anything later. It also motivates me when younger kids look up to me and say I inspire them! It makes me what to be a leader for that younger girl and make her strive to be her absolute best too!

What would be your personal motto? My personal Motto would be “When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful”. This quote truly speaks to me because you have to seriously want to work hard and be determined to be able to compete your best and come off the floor with no regrets or fears.

If you could have any super power, what would it be? If I could have any superpower, it would be to give those in need the help and things they have been praying for. I would also want to fly. I wish I could fly all the time and go anywhere I want by flying to it!

What do you want to be when you grow up? I have two ideas for what I want to be when I grow up! My first option in something in the medical field, either some kind of nurse or anesthesiologist! I really love helping people and this would be a great job to take care of those in need. My other idea is to own my dad’s cheer gym ACX! This way I could coach the sport I love and help others improve and fall in love with the sport just like I did!

What is one thing you cannot go a day without? I can’t go a day without cheer!

What accomplishment are you most proud of? The best accomplishment I have ever experienced in cheer is winning four State Titles back-to-back for school cheer and hopefully reaching for a goal of two more for my last year. For all star, mine would be winning CHEERSPORT back-to-back and having many accomplishments at NCA and The Summit too! Outside of cheer, my biggest accomplishment was recently getting student of the month for my junior class this past month! it means a lot to know my hard work with balancing cheer and school is really paying off.

What’s your favorite song? My favorite song right now is Higher by The Score because it means something to my team and really speaks from the heart.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, it would probably have to be chicken fingers. They are so good almost everywhere you go, and I am always in the mood for them!

Madison Cappuccio

World Cup

Madison Cappuccio

World Cup

Bio coming soon!

Makaylah-Ann Shevokas

Infinity All Stars

Makaylah-Ann Shevokas

Infinity All Stars

Gym/Team Name and Level: Infinity Allstars – Royals (L6 Open Coed)

Years Cheered: This is my 7th year in cheerleading!

What does cheerleading mean to you? Cheer means teamwork and passion. In order to succeed at anything, you have to work together. Being in cheer can teach you life lessons, too.

Besides cheer, what are you passionate about? I'm passionate about succeeding in school and graduating on time!

This season has started off very different than any other—what have you done to prepare for this year? I have learned to take everything one piece at a time. Earlier this year instead of going straight into level 6 skills, we did drills and different stunts to help improve technique.

What advice do you have for other athletes this season? Or what is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? Best advice I have been given is not to worry about every little thing and take it slow. It's important to take a deep breath before each skill too!

Who is your biggest role model and why? My biggest role model is Alexis Boselli. She is a hardworking, motivational teammate and a Fashionista that I look up too. She cheers everyone on at practice and never gives up!

What is one way you support other athletes/teams in your gym? Royals is a very supportive team and cheers everyone on at infinity Allstars. Whenever I see someone down at the gym, I cheer them up.

What motivates you to work hard? What motivates me to work hard is being on a worlds team. Our goal is to win worlds again and it inspires me.

What would be your personal motto? ``You got this!``

If you could have any superpower, what would it be? If I had a superpower, I would have telekinesis because it could be really handy!

What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? Something people would be surprised to learn about me is that I have autism. Autism is very different for everyone and can be extremely difficult. It has set back my reading, made it difficult to be social around people, and makes it harder for me to learn things as quick as others.

What do you want to be when you grow up? When I grow up, I want to be a cheer coach and judge. I love this sport to death and never want to leave it!

What is one thing you cannot go a day without? I can’t go a day without my phone/internet. I use them every day!
What accomplishment are you most proud of? My biggest accomplishment is being on a worlds team at age 12 and becoming a Varsity Fashionista at age 13.

What’s your favorite song? This Side of Paradise by Coyote Theory

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Peanut butter banana sandwiches!!

Mattea Kane

Cheer Extreme

Mattea Kane

Cheer Extreme

Gym/Team Name and Level: Cheer Extreme Raleigh – SSX (Senior L6), Jr Jaws (Junior L6), and Blush (Senior L5)
Years Cheered: 7
What does cheerleading mean to you? Cheerleading has definitely made me into the person I am. It has given me confidence and strength in all areas of my life. It has taught me time management and discipline and the importance of fulfilling commitments. It has allowed me to travel and make friends from all over the country.
Besides cheer, what are you passionate about? Makeup and my petsMy mom has a non-profit, Covered in Love, that she founded after my baby brother passed away. I have helped with this non-profit for several years. This year, I decided to make my own division of the non-profit. While my mom's division will continue to focus on providing support and hope after loss for grieving moms, my division will focus on giving kids comfort and hope after loss. (Loss could be of a sibling, but it could also be a parent, a grandparent, a friend, a pet etc).
Besides cheer, what are you passionate about? I have a passion for pets and love training my dog, Derby. Taking Derby on walks and caring for her inspired me to start a local pet sitting business. I have several clients in my neighborhood.
This season has started off very different than any other—what have you done to prepare for this year? At the beginning of the season we started on Zoom and did our practices virtually. In addition to attending virtual practices, I also set a plan each week to ensure that I did stretching and conditioning every day. I stayed connected with my teammates and watched a lot of cheer videos and listened to a lot of cheer music.
What advice do you have for other athletes this season? Or what is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? My piece of advice is to be flexible and ready to adapt to whatever comes your way. 2020 has been such a crazy year. But, in spite of quarantine, virtual practices, not getting to compete, I have still found ways to stay cheer fit and connected with my friends. We do not know how the season will look and we cannot control how things will go. However, we can control how we react to the situation. In the end, we all have a chance to grow and come out of this stronger and ready for anything in our future. So, stay positive, stay open to adapting and definitely stay safe and healthy!
Who is your biggest role model and why? My biggest role models are my parents and coaches. They teach me everything I know in cheer and out of cheer. I look up to everything they do. I want to encourage and train others the way my amazing coaches have trained me. I want to always show others love and be their biggest fan the way my parents have done this for me. I am blessed to be surrounded by such inspirational coaches and parents and that is why they are my biggest role models.
What is one way you support other athletes/teams in your gym? One way I support other athletes in my gym is by staying positive all of the time and cheering them on when they are learning new skills, working through hard practices etc. I want everyone in my gym to feel encouraged and successful.
What other sports, clubs, or activities are you involved in? I love art, cooking and baking. In my free time, my mom and I do yoga and take walks. I also love to dance and sing karaoke with friends and family.
What motivates you to work hard? Cheer is the ultimate team sport. I am not only motivated to work hard to get better and to achieve my goals, but also to work hard so that I can bring even more to my teams each season. Setting goals and seeing progress and results of hard work motivates me to keep challenging myself and growing.
What would be your personal motto? “Though she be but little, she is fierce”
If you could have any super power, what would it be? I would want to have telekinesis, because I think it would be cool to be able to use your mind to move things.
What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? Something people may be surprised to learn about me is that I am gluten free and I have been gluten free since I was 10.
What do you want to be when you grow up? Cheer is such an important part of my life and I want to do something that involves cheer. It would be amazing if someday I could represent my country in cheer. I also want to be an interior designer and work with my mom in real estate.
What is one thing you cannot go a day without? One thing I can’t go without for a day is my yellow blanket! I have had it since I was a baby. I keep it near me all of the time. I sleep with each night and even bring it to competitions. Holding it brings me so much comfort.
What accomplishment are you most proud of? Ever since I was 7 and first started going to Cheer Extreme, I dreamed of being on SSX. I studied their routines each season and worked hard with coaches to continually improve in tumbling and stunting. When I was 9, I started filling in at their practices and it was so much fun to get to do their stunts. This year is my first year of world’s eligibility and I was so excited to make my dream team, SSX! All of the years of hard work definitely paid off.

Michelle Martin

Revolution Athletics

Michelle Martin

Revolution Athletics

Gym/Team Name and Level: Revolution Athletics - Pandemonium (Senior 3)
Years Cheered: 7 years sideline, 6 years school competition, 3 years all star
Are you active in any community service or volunteer organizations? I help with kiddie camps for cheer and road Atlanta racing awards
Besides cheer, what are you passionate about? Besides cheer, I am very passionate about singing. If I’m not cheering, I’m singing
What advice do you have for other athletes this season? Or what is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? My best advice is to allow time for growth, don’t just stop because you are unsure of the outcome.
Who is your biggest role model and why? My biggest role model would have to be my mom. She has taught me to always go for what I want and to support any and everyone no matter what.
What is one way you support other athletes/teams in your gym? If they are ever performing full out or just marking, I always cheer them on and point out certain details I think they did great at.
What does being a Fashionista mean to you? Being a Fashionista means to let my voice be heard. I think this opportunity is going to let me represent my cheer gym and my passion for cheer.
What other sports, clubs, or activities are you involved in? I am involved in track, competition cheer and spirit cheer. I am also a part of the extra special peoples club.
What motivates you to work hard? What motivates me to work hard is seeing other people be successful. Seeing them achieve their goals makes me want to achieve mine.
What would be your personal motto? . My person motto Would be “What would Beyoncé do/say”? (She’s my biggest inspiration)
If you could have any superpower, what would it be? If I could have any superpower it would be to read minds.
What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? That I was adopted
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a sports broadcaster.
What is one thing you cannot go a day without? Singing or TikTok
What’s your favorite song? Any song by Beyoncé
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Chicken Alfredo

Presley Ayers

Cheer Central Suns

Presley Ayers

Cheer Central Suns

Gym/Team Name and Level: Cheer Central Suns, Midnight- International Open Level 6

Years Cheered: 11 Years

Stunt Position: Flyer

Signature Skill(s): Front handspring front full and baskets

What are your goals for the season? To hit confidently at competitions and put on great performances

Does your team have any competition day traditions? Before we go on the floor we have a special call up

How did it feel getting the call saying you were a 2020 Fashionista? It was exciting! I love spending time with my Varsity Family!

Favorite song to listen to before competing: I love listening to cheer music from all over before competitions.

Favorite thing to do besides cheer: Hanging out with my friends and my baby sister. I also love to shop!

Favorite Food: Anything Italian!

Fun Fact: I have alopecia universalis. This is an autoimmune disorder that attacks my hair follicles which causes me to have no hair. I am completely healthy. I actually really like having no hair because its less maintenance and its unique 🙂

Rainie Welch

Mississippi Spirit

Rainie Welch

Mississippi Spirit

Gym/Team Name and Level: Mississippi Spirit – Fire (L4) and Crush (L2)
Years Cheered: 14 years
What does cheerleading mean to you? Cheer is a way to get my mind off anything that is bothering me.
Are you active in any community service or volunteer organizations? Yes, I am in many organizations at my school. I also volunteer with a local group called JA, which is a group that helps others.
Besides cheer, what are you passionate about? I am also passionate about dance.
This season has started off very different than any other—what have you done to prepare for this year? We all have tried to stay as healthy as we can.
Who is your biggest role model and why? My coach Zachary because he has always been there for me and never let me give up.
What is one way you support other athletes/teams in your gym? I always try to be as uplifting as possible.
What other sports, clubs, or activities are you involved in? I cheer at my school and also dance.
What motivates you to work hard? My mom as always told me you have to work for everything you get.
What would be your personal motto? Never give up.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be? To hear everyone’s thoughts.
What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? I am not as confident as I come off.
What is one thing you cannot go a day without? Cheer
What accomplishment are you most proud of? I am very proud of getting top ten at summit two years in a row.
What’s your favorite song? Somebody’s Problem by Morgan Wallen
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? French Fries

Randy Williams

Brandon Allstars

Randy Williams

Brandon Allstars

Gym/Team Name and Level: Infinity Allstars Supremes

Years Cheered: 2

Stunt Position: Base/Backspot

Signature Skill(s): Toe Touch – Forward Roll

How did you get into all star cheer?
My big sister Annie is an all star cheerleader

What are you most looking forward to this season?
Meeting new friends and representing Varsity All Star Fashion.

What is your favorite part about all star cheer?
Traveling with team, staying at hotels, and competing on the big mat!

How did it feel getting the call saying you were a 2020 Fashion Guy?
Unbelievable—so excited to get the FaceTime call!

Favorite part of your routine this season: Tumbling and dance

Favorite song to listen to before competing: Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne

One word to describe you: Silly

Fun Fact: I have a twin brother, Jack, who looks the opposite of me…dirty blonde hair and hazel eyes.

Reagan Rawls

Brandon Allstars

Reagan Rawls

Brandon Allstars

Gym/Team Name and Level: Brandon All-Stars Jacksonville - Lady Rouge (Senior L6)
Years Cheered: 8
What does cheerleading mean to you?: To me, cheer means commitment, dedication, and sacrifice.
Are you active in any community service or volunteer organizations? I am a part of Jack and Jill of America. It is a community service organization for African Americans. We have participated in many projects such as providing Thanksgiving and Christmas for underprivileged families and working at food pantries. I also worked with the food pantry at our church.
Besides cheer, what are you passionate about? Besides cheer, I am passionate about traveling. Traveling is so meaningful to me because experiencing other cultures is very rich and exhilarating. Nothing compares to the excitement that I experience when I travel to new places.
This season has started off very different than any other—what have you done to prepare for this year? What I’ve done to prepare for this season specifically was practicing building a personal routine and schedule. I try to run on the days I don’t have practice and stretch regularly.
What advice do you have for other athletes this season? Or what is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? The advice I’d give to other athletes would be to enjoy each practice in the present and fully engage with your team. I’d also advise other athletes to HAVE FUN at competitions and bond with athletes from other gyms.
Who is your biggest role model and why? One of my biggest role models is Oprah Winfrey because she has broken down so many boundaries for black women. Oprah is inspirational and admirable for the ways she’s aided the less fortunate and given back to her community.
What is one way you support other athletes/teams in your gym: One way I support other athletes is by always offering advice or a listening ear to someone who has been struggling at a particular practice.
What other sports, clubs, or activities are you involved in? Track & field, and Jack and Jill of America.
What motivates you to work hard? What motivates me to work hard is knowing that there are people who wish they could be given the opportunity to cheer competitively.
What would be your personal motto? “No plan is a plan to fail”
If you could have any superpower, what would it be? I’d like to be able to fly.
What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? One thing people would be surprised to learn about me is that I love to write.
What do you want to be when you grow up? When I grow up I want to be a talk show host.
What accomplishment are you most proud of? The accomplishment that I’m most proud of was hitting zero and performing the best routine we’ve ever performed at CHEERSPORT in 2018.
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?: If I could eat one food for the rest of my life it’d be steak (medium).

Reece Cunningham

Twist & Shout

Reece Cunningham

Twist & Shout

Gym/Team Name and Level: Twist and Shout Diamonds – Extra Small Senior Coed 6

Years Cheered: 12

Stunt Position: Flyer

Signature Skill(s): Standing two to double and running whip through to double

What are your goals for the season? My goal for this season is to leave it with no regrets.

Does your team have any competition day traditions?
My team has SO MANY competition day traditions. One of them being the way we do our blush! We have one designated person who does every single person’s blush.

How did it feel getting the call saying you were a 2020 Fashionista & Fashion Guy?
When I got the call saying I was chosen to be a 2020 Fashionista I was beyond excited. I was also a little bit nervous because this is the first time I had ever had the opportunity to participate in something as amazing as this. But it has truly been the best experience, and I’m so blessed to call myself a 2020 Fashionista.

Favorite song to listen to before competing:
Every time before I compete my friend Kendall Riley and I listen to The Champion by Carrie Underwood

Favorite thing to do besides cheer: My favorite thing to do outside of cheerleading is hang out with my friends and family.

Favorite Food: My all-time favorite food is grilled chicken.

Fun Fact: A fun fact about me is I am the only person in my family with red hair!!

Sami Arrieta

Cheer Florida Allstars

Sami Arrieta

Cheer Florida Allstars

Gym/Team Name and Level: Cheer Florida Allstars - Sea Warriors (XSmall Senior L6)
Years Cheered: 9 years
What does cheerleading mean to you? Cheerleading is where I feel the most at home, the most like myself. My team are my sisters. We have a special bond.
Are you active in any community service or volunteer organizations? I volunteer with the YMCA. I love working with kids. I have also volunteered with the Miracle League which gives kids with special needs the opportunity to play baseball.
Besides cheer, what are you passionate about? I am passionate about working with kids. I also love animals.
This season has started off very different than any other—what have you done to prepare for this year? I spent the off season working hard on my tumbling. Since we were not able to stunt, our team spent a lot of time working on tumbling. I also grew 4 inches last year, so I have moved from flyer to backspot. This has been a transition for me.
Who is your biggest role model and why? My biggest role model is my coach. Coach Emonii has pushed us and taught us to be strong and independent women. She also reminds us to lift each other up and always work together as a team.
What is one way you support other athletes/teams in your gym? We always cheer each other on and support each other, especially when going full out. Our senior teams also have little sisters in the gym that are on our younger teams, so the younger girls have role models to look up to.
What does being a Fashionista mean to you? Being a Fashionista has given me another family to love. The guys and girls with Varsity are so kind and uplifting. We all formed immediate bonds and friendships that will last a lifetime. I feel so very blessed to be a part of such a great organization.
What other sports, clubs, or activities are you involved in? I do high school cheer, run track and love being involved with volunteer organizations like the YMCA.
What motivates you to work hard? My teammates, parents and friends motivate me every day to work hard. I also set personal goals that keep me motivated and working hard. Each day I try to be a better person than I was the day before.
What would be your personal motto? This is more of a verse than a motto, but it is my personal mantra. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? That I have farm animals as pets.
What do you want to be when you grow up? Pediatric Dentist
What is one thing you cannot go a day without? Starbucks
What accomplishment are you most proud of? My high school cheer team won states last year. That was cool considering it was my freshman year.
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Italian food

Savannah Williams

Cheer Extreme

Savannah Williams

Cheer Extreme

Gym/Team Name and Level: Cheer Extreme Raleigh – SMOEX (Senior L6)
Years Cheered: 13 Years
What does cheerleading mean to you? To me Cheerleading means family. They celebrate with me, they help me if I am struggling, they believe in me even if I don’t and they push me to be a better person and athlete.
Are you active in any community service or volunteer organizations? I volunteer at the local food pantry. I create crisis kits that I keep in my car which include essentials and a personal note in plastic bags I hand out to people in my community. For the last 4 years I have lead drives that collect and donate shoes to those in need for Soles4Souls.
Besides cheer, what are you passionate about? Snowboarding
Who is your biggest role model and why? My mom is my role model. I always have looked up to her and she always pushes me to reach my full potential.
What is one way you support other athletes/teams in your gym? One of the ways I support athletes in the gym is by interning for JUICY which is our all girl level 4 team.
What does being a Fashionista mean to you? Being a Fashionista means having the opportunity to meet amazing athletes who share the love of cheerleading but have different interests, and working with the greatest cheerleading brand in the country.
What motivates you to work hard? .My goals that I have for later on in my future. I know certain goal will require hard work and dedication
What would be your personal motto? “Control how you respond to things sent to destroy your peace”
If you could have any superpower, what would it be? If I could have one superpower it would be invisibility so I could joke around and mess with my friends
What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? I like adventurous outdoor sports.
What do you want to be when you grow up? When I grow up I want to be in the FBI
What is one thing you cannot go a day without? I can not go a day without my car
What accomplishment are you most proud of? Being able to balance high school cheer, competitive cheer, volunteering, and being dual enrolled in college classes

What’s your favorite song? Paparazzi
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Mac and cheese

Siever McCullough

Cheer Athletics

Siever McCullough

Cheer Athletics

Gym/Team Name and Level: Cheer Athletics – Leopards (Junior L2) and Kittykatz (Youth L1)
Years Cheered: 8 years
Are you active in any community service or volunteer organizations? I’m a part of the ICON program at CA, so we do community projects and service inside and outside the gym. I also do different community service projects for my school during the holidays and throughout the school year to support area needs.
Besides cheer, what are you passionate about? I’m passionate about my family and friends
This season has started off very different than any other—what have you done to prepare for this year? We continued to have virtual practices and extra video sessions ending last season to help keep up with skills. In preparation for the lost training time this year, we’ve done more recorded homework skills.
What advice do you have for other athletes this season? Or what is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? Don’t let any circumstances stop you from achieving your goals. You can work anywhere to get what you want. There’s no can’t, only can.
Who is your biggest role model and why? My dad, LeRoy McCullough. He’s always there for people and kind whenever they need him.
What is one way you support other athletes/teams in your gym? I give positive mat talk to other teams before or during their performances.
What other sports, clubs, or activities are you involved in?I play softball in the spring.
What motivates you to work hard? I’m motivated by my family and how much they believe in me.
What would be your personal motto? I never lose, I either win or learn.
What is one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? I love to craft and bake.
What do you want to be when you grow up? A model, actress, or entrepreneur.
What is one thing you cannot go a day without? Any kind of fruit. I eat fruit every day.
What accomplishment are you most proud of? Becoming an ICON at CA and winning Summit multiple times.
What’s your favorite song? Malibu by Miley Cyrus
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Green Apples and pasta

Taylor Floyd

Cheer Extreme

Taylor Floyd

Cheer Extreme

Gym/Team Name and Level: Cheer Extreme SSX (Small Senior L6)
Years Cheered: 9
What does cheerleading mean to you? Cheerleading to me means family. This sport has given me a second group of people that I consider to be family. It has also taught me persistence and dedication.
Are you active in any community service or volunteer organizations? I love helping my community in any way possible. I help deliver meals to the needy through a program we have in my town called Meals on Wheels. I also volunteer at a nonprofit organization called Angels closet. They supply things to those in need like clothes, food, and house hold items.
Besides cheer, what are you passionate about? Besides cheer I am very passionate about my education and my friends!
This season has started off very different than any other—what have you done to prepare for this year? Although this season has been very different than normal, I have made sure to focus on exercise to be fully prepared for cheer this year.
What advice do you have for other athletes this season? Or what is the best piece of advice you’ve been given? This season I think it is very important to remember that you must have the lows to truly appreciate the highs.
Who is your biggest role model and why? My biggest role model in life is my mom. She is such a strong and independent woman who always puts others first.
What is one way you support other athletes/teams in your gym? I think that supporting other athletes is very important. I always try to watch as many teams as possible when at competitions and cheer as loud as I can. I know that hearing the crowd is one of the best parts of competing so I try to make sure every team knows that someone is routing for them!
What other sports, clubs, or activities are you involved in? Other than cheerleading I am involved in a business club called DECA and National Honors Society.
What motivates you to work hard? My goals motivate me to always work hard and put my all into everything that I do.
What would be your personal motto? My personal motto would be you may encounter many defeats but you must not be defeated.
If you could have any super power, what would it be? If I had to choose one superpower it would have to be time travel.
What do you want to be when you grow up? When I grow up I want to be a chemical engineer.
What accomplishment are you most proud of? My biggest accomplishment in life has been winning Worlds! This had always been a dream of mine and I was so proud when all of my hard work finally paid off.
What’s your favorite song? My favorite song right now is The Other Guy by Luke Combs.
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life it would have to be grilled chicken!