ABC News featured Carly Manning, Gabi Butler, Michaeleddie Rivera and their families on a recent Nightline segment about extraordinary families.
The Wire published Inside the Cheerlebrity Economy.
Fans follow the queens of the scene, cheerlebrities, obsessively. After Gardner, there’s Carly Manning, Cami Branson, Peyton Mabry, Gabi Butler, and Jamie Andries. Young girls light up at the sound of these names and rush to take photos with the teenagers at competitions. Tumblr users debate the cheerlebs’ relative merits: they want Jamie’s abs, Peyton’s looks, and Gabi’s flexibility. They’re talented, blonde, and underage — and their parents aren’t quite sure what they should do about their growing fame.
The Wire published The Private Lives of the Cheerlebrities of Instagram.
With more and more teens commanding smartphones, Instagram has become a reflection of one’s social status. Just like in high school, cheerleaders rise to the top. But it’s not just high school students following them — being popular on the Internet unfortunately means being popular with some of the creeps who populate it.
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