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17 Surprising Secrets From Cheerleaders
Cheerleaders have often fallen victim to stereotypes that they just stand around, shout little rhymes, and wave pom-poms. But these girls are begging to differ. They are strong, they are smart, and they are athletic. They have unknown strengths but also unknown struggles. Cheerleaders are challenging the norms (and laws of gravity) by doing what they do best, and telling us all about it. Read on for more!

Try not to judge a book by its cover.

1
As a cheerleader I'm pretty popular but I ended up falling for a not so popular guy, personality really matters

Life can be confusing.

2
I'm a cheerleader and I don't get why guys think it's hot

Flying through the air isn't as easy as it looks!

3
As a cheerleader flyers have it the hardest 🎀😣
4
I hate the fact that just because I am a bigger person it makes it a problem that I'm a cheerleader now.

Look beyond the exterior.

5
As a cheerleader, I wish a guy wouldn't hit me up because of it, I want him to see me for my personality first.

SMH

6
I hate it when I tell someone I'm a cheerleader and their automatic response is, "oh you can do the splits?"

Unsung heroes.

7
As a cheerleader I feel so under appreciated. We do everything for the clubs at our school: fundraise, make posters, a bunch of spirit crap. We never get a thank you and aren't even considered a sport

Ouch.

8
As a cheerleader, I purposefully drop people I dislike in a stunt. Oops. #SorryNotSorry

To each their own.

9
The reason I haven't quit as a cheerleader is I like the way guys treat me when I'm in my uniform.  

I enjoy it when they hit on me and treat me like a dumb sexy bimbo.
10
I'm a cheerleader and my boyfriend likes to tell me how he's found himself a cheerleader.

Gotta stay tough!

11
I'm a cheerleader and I have sprained both my ankles and my knee.
Do you still think I'm a wimp?

Whoops!

12
I'm a cheerleader and today I was doing a kick and kicked a little kid in the face

Putting in the work.

13
I'm a cheerleader,  I go to competitions and practice everyday for two hours and people think I am dumb

You go girl.

14
I'm a cheerleader and I refuse to pay attention
 to the stereotypes

Doesn't everyone want to be loved for who they are?

15
As a cheerleader everyone expecting me to date a jock, but I just want someone who truly cares about me

Got that fire inside.

16
I'm a cheerleader and I've gotten into arguments at sports bars about college sports.

Constantly challenging physical limits.

17
As a cheerleader, I've always wanted to point my toes like ballerinas

Nerds can be cheerleaders, too!

18
Even though I am a cheerleader. 

I don't fit the stereotype. Because I am secretly a geek
19
Being a cheerleader definitely has some useful perks😉
20
There's more to being a cheerleader than being a flyer.

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