Aloha Bucs Fans!
Lauren here! Your 2013 Pro Bowl Cheerleader! It’s such an honor to represent our Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders here in Hawaii!
Today started of early… My husband got me to the airport 6:30 AM, in full hair and makeup, before my 15 hours of traveling. Woo hoo! But I was very excited and ready to go!
After a nice, short flight to Atlanta, landing, major airport traffic and sitting on the plane for an extra 30 minutes, I somehow made it from one end of the airport to the other in less than seven minutes. It was a little stressful to say the least! But once I was on board, I got to pull out an awesome little package from my TBBC sisters. The outside of the package read “Do Not Open Until You Are On Flight 837 – Love TBBC”. The package was filled with letters from all of the Buccaneer cheerleaders. It truly made my 11-hour flight so much more enjoyable!
After reading each letter, I started looking around the plane and saw some other Pro Bowl Cheerleaders and got so excited! They all looked so beautiful, but were too far away to meet. My anxiety was increasing, I just wanted to talk to them so badly!
When we finally made it, all seven of the PBCs that were on the flight waited at the end of the gate for each other. It was as if we were all best friends and we just hadn’t seen each other for a while. So awesome!
As soon as we made it to the hotel we went straight to dinner. Time to meet the rest of the team! All of the women are so amazing and talented! I can’t to see what tomorrow will bring!
Alright! So today was the longest day I’ve ever experienced, but it was AWESOME! The day started off with our Pro Bowl Cheerleader Poster Shoot! It was the first time I had seen all of the girls in their different uniforms. It was like seeing all of the Disney Princesses in person.
The shoot was fantastic! And we actually got done a little early, which of course meant that we got to rehearsal early.
Holy cow! We rehearsed from 11 AM to 10 PM, with small break for dinner. Though exhausting… I had the opportunity to really bond with all of the other cheerleaders. We really are like sisters now.