Famous People Who Used to Be Cheerleaders
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Raise the Pom-Poms1 of 8
By Natasha Burton
Before finding their way into the spotlight, many well-known public figures were members of their high school or college cheer squads. In honor of National Cheerleading Week, we're highlighting some of the actors, models and even government officials who used to rah-rah-rah with the best of them.
Kelly Ripa2 of 8
Ripa's stint as a high school cheerleader in New Jersey likely influenced her future decision to produce a reality show about competitive cheering for CMT.
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Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi3 of 8
This former Jersey Shore star certainly has a big personality, so it's not hard to imagine her as a member of her high school cheer team in Marlboro, N.Y.
Search: Check out her recent weight loss
George W. Bush4 of 8
Yes, our former president was once a cheerleader at prestigious boarding school Phillips Academy, where he became head cheerleader his senior year.
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Miley Cyrus5 of 8
After competing with her hometown cheer squad as a young girl, Cyrus later drew upon her skills for her "23" music video, in which she raps while wearing a skimpy baseball cheerleader outfit.
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Megyn Kelly6 of 8
This news anchor was once proficient in forming human triangles as part of her high school varsity cheer squad.
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Queen Noor7 of 8
Not only was the queen dowager of Jordan a member of Princeton's first coed freshman class, she was also part of the university's cheer team.
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Cameron Diaz8 of 8
Before she left her hometown of Long Beach, Calif., at 16 to pursue a modeling career, Diaz got a taste of the spotlight while cheering on her high school team.
Search: She recently became an author