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Deberg_1990
03-20-2012, 12:18 PM
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/thehuddle/post/2012/03/bengals-cheerleader-43-says-squad-members-torn-by-implants/1




Here are some things you might not know about Cincinnati Ben-Gals cheerleaders, as revealed by squad member Laura Vikmanis, 43, in her new memoir:

Vikmanis talks about her new book 'It's Not About the Pom-Poms: How a 40-Year-Old Mom Became the NFL's Oldest Cheerleader -- and Found Hope, Joy, and Inspiration Along the Way'

•Ben-Gals must be at least 21 and either work full-time or be enrolled in school. There is no maximum age.

•Practices are held two to three times weekly. They include not only cheers, but also conditioning such as Zumba, yoga, Pilates, plyometrics and drills -- all while wearing full makeup and fully styled hair. Ben-Gals who don't make weight have to stay after practice for "fat camp" -- an extra half-hour of high-intensity conditioning.

•Your personal goal weight is set over the first month of practice. Once it's set, you must weigh in at every practice. If you are more than 3 pounds above your goal weight, you'll be benched for the next game.

•The only acceptable absence from practice is for your wedding, when you can miss a week's worth of practice without penalty.

•Ben-Gals are paid $75 per game.

•Even though Ben-Gal uniforms show the midriff, T-shirts that show the belly are strictly prohibited away from the stadium -- as are body piercings and glitter.

•Fraternization between Ben-Gals and Bengals players is strictly prohibited.

•Ben-Gals call their husbands and boyfriends "Ben-Guys."

•Until recently, Ben-Gals were required to wear Revlon lipstick in a much-hated shade called Orange Flip. Now it's a warm red called Cherry Pop.

Not all of the Ben-Gals get along. "The most prominent division on the Ben-Gals is not between the young girls and the older girls but between the Real Boobs and the Fake Boobs," Vikmanis writes in her new book. "This is despite the fact that at any given time, a third of the Real Boobs are considering implants."

Dayze
03-20-2012, 12:19 PM
$75....
that's a horrible job.

they should just be strippers....deep down, that's what they want.

L.A. Chieffan
03-20-2012, 12:20 PM
riveting

loochy
03-20-2012, 12:21 PM
That article is Ben-gay

Nightfyre
03-20-2012, 12:25 PM
That article is Ben-gay

LMAO

Dayze
03-20-2012, 12:26 PM
if they're doing that for $75 per game.....they're doing it because they liked to be looked at.

....so, again, they should just become strippers. they should accept that.

Valiant
03-20-2012, 12:42 PM
if they're doing that for $75 per game.....they're doing it because they liked to be looked at.

....so, again, they should just become strippers. they should accept that.

Wrong. They do it for the connections or to become a trophy wife. Being a nfl cheerleader is the ultimate version of linkedin. They also do not get paid for practices/showing up places and that is mandatory. Well all above is from the women I know on the chiefs.