Teen Vogue published Inside the Life of the Internet’s Favorite Teen Cheerleader.
I personally don’t use the term “cheerlebrity,” which is what the internet calls us. In my opinion, cheerleaders aren’t celebrities! We’re athletes who are recognized for hard work and dedication to the sport. And yes, cheer is definitely a sport. We put in so many hours of physical training, killing our bodies to do what we love. I’ve definitely come across people who don’t agree, but that’s because they’ve never seen it. I tell them to come to a practice and watch the tumbling and the stunting and then tell me cheerleading isn’t a sport.