(By Connie Chung, Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleader)
Q: What is your name and where are you originally from? Was PhiladelphiaÂ always your hometown?
My American name is Connie and my unofficial Korean name is Kyoori. I was born and raised in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. Iâ€™ve been living in the same house for the past 23 years of my life, so yes, Philadelphia has always been my hometown.
Q: Being accepted by the Eagles cheerleading squad seems nearly impossible I hear – what caused you to actually try out for the team?
I have always loved to dance. I grew up watching Janet Jackson on MTV and would imitate her moves from all her music videos. At the age of 7, I begged and pleaded with my parents to put me in ballet class. My mother is a very traditional first-generation Korean so she denied me of my dancing dreams at a very young age. I used to cry myself to sleep because I wanted to take ballet and jazz like all my other school friends. When I was 12 years old, my mother eventually allowed me to try out for my middle school cheerleading team. It was the closest to â€œdancingâ€ I could get.Â [Read more...]