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Cheerleader spotlight: DBC Chelsea
February 16, 2018 02:23 PM | Denver Broncos Cheerleaders


About:

Hometown: Arvada, Colorado

College: Colorado State University

Occupation: Health and fitness professional

Zodiac sign: Leo

Favorites:

Movie/TV Show: "Law and Order SVU," "The Walking Dead," and "Fixer Upper"

Song to dance to: "Can't Stop The Feeling!" - Justin Timberlake

Junk food: Chocolate

Dream car: Jeep Patriot

Color: Pink

Superhero: The military men and women who serve our country

Holiday: Christmas

Animal: Dog

Quote: "Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." - Mother Teresa

Get to know Chelsea:

What does being a DBC mean to you?
Being a DBC and brand ambassador for the Denver Broncos means absolutely everything to me. Being a DBC is an important role, as it means you are a representative of the Denver Broncos, a creator of memorable fan experiences, a leader in Broncos Country and above all, a role model. As a DBC I feel as though putting on that uniform is kind of like putting on a superhero costume. Our interactions become something our fans will remember for a long time, and I feel honored to create these experiences.

Who is your hero?
I used to work as a character/performer at Walt Disney World. While I was there I had the opportunity to grant a handful of Make-A-Wish children their last wishes. All the Make A-Wish children I met taught me so much about life and that even when you are going through the hardest of times, you can still find reasons to smile. I will never forget all the special children who touched my heart with their resilience. These children are my heroes.

What do you remember about your first concert?
The first concert I ever went to was The Backstreet Boys when I was in first grade. My mom told me I was going to a Girl Scout event where I had to do "show and tell". She insisted I wear my Backstreet Boys T-shirt so I could tell everyone about my favorite band. To my surprise we arrived at the Pepsi Center, not for a Girl Scout event but to actually see The Backstreet Boys in concert!

What is your dream vacation destination?
My dream vacation destination would be to go serve others in a developing country on a mission trip.

Do you have any hidden talents or can you do any tricks?
I can touch my tongue to my nose, impersonate quite a few accents, and I love to sing!

When did you first start dancing/cheerleading?
I started dancing when I was 3 years old but my true love and passion for dance began when I was in fifth grade and hasn't stopped since.

When did you realize you wanted to do it professionally?
Growing up I went to a lot of Broncos games. I realized from a very young age that not only did I want to dance professionally, but I wanted to be a Denver Broncos Cheerleader. I always found myself idolizing the cheerleaders. I thought they were incredible women who were genuine, kind, passionate, hardworking, classy and professional. I've always wanted to be a cheerleader, but now I want to be the cheerleader that inspires a little girl, just like I was, to follow their dreams.

What is it about the Broncos that made you want to try out for this team?
The Denver Broncos are very special to my family. My grandpa was an original season ticket holder, and after he passed away my dad inherited the tickets. I grew up going to the Broncos games with my dad. At a very young age I grew a great love for the Broncos and wanted to represent my favorite football team by being a DBC. At every game my dad would say, 'I can't wait for the day you'll wave up at me from the field.'

In 10 years I see myself...
I just created my very own after school program to empower teenage girls through fitness. My hope is for my program to grow so I can touch as many teenagers lives as I can. I want to help girls build confidence, instill healthy-habits, and build a strong amount of self-love. I would also like to go back to school and further my education by getting a master's degree in health and exercise science as well as create my own health and fitness blog.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
As a kid I always wanted to be a veterinarian. I have always loved animals!

What advice would you give your younger self?
Never give up. You don't have to be perfect to be the best. If you love something, you are passionate about it, and you work as hard you can to reach your goals ... that's what makes you the best. I encourage all kids to fall in love with an activity and give it all they have. It is the one moment you feel so unapologetically yourself and there is nothing more beautiful than seeing the look in someone's eye when they are doing what they love.

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