By Extra Mustard
March 01, 2013

cheerleader-of-the-week-liliana Bruce Yeung/Yeung Photography

Hometown: Houston, Texas

College: University of Houston (graduated in Dec. 2012)

Majored in: Management with focus in HR


My friends would be surprised to know that I: I had my FIRST birthday cake when I turned 21 years old. Being allergic to egg was always a challenge growing up, and it wasn’t until one of my family friends visited a local bakery to make a special NO EGG request for my birthday.

Three people I’d like to have dinner with (living or dead): Although Rocío Dúrcal and José Alfredo Jiménez have passed away, I would love to have dinner with them as well as Juan Gabriel, all of which are renowned artists in Hispanic countries. My sister and I played in a mariachi band for eight years, and often found ourselves playing their music throughout those years. These artists were people we looked up to as a musician.

My celebrity crush: I have to say that after watching William Levy on Dancing with the Stars… He definitely had me and several of my other HTC teammates wanting to mambo with him on that stage!

If I had to watch one movie or TV show over and over, it would be: I am a fantasy football addict, so I am ALWAYS on the NFL Network channel. Any show of theirs is a great show for me, NFL GamedayNFL Total AccessNFL AM, I love them all! As a fantasy football player you always have to be up to date with your fantasy roster players, and NFL Network is the best way to do just that.

The top three items on my bucket list: I have a long bucket list, so this is a challenge to rank my ‘Top 3’…

1)    Visit all the continents… except Antarctica. I’m not quite sure I will be able to survive the freezing temperatures being from Texas!

2)    Visit the Seven Wonders of the World!

3)    Attend Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil!

My favorite websites/blogs: Ever since HTC has been introduced to the world of Twitter, I hands down have to say Twitter has been my #1 spot to visit on the web. It makes reaching out to our fans so much easier, and helps them get to know us a little better off the field.

The most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to me during a game: Our HTC Alumni are our secret weapon on game days; they help us prepare for the WORST possible situation we can have while on the field. Because of their help, we have little to no embarrassing moments. Although in our 2012 season, their help was MOST needed during our Home for the Holidays game at Reliant Stadium. Each season HTC debuts a new holiday outfit especially for this game, and this year’s outfit had all sorts of malfunctions! Thank goodness for our HTC Alumni who came to our rescue with safety pins and glue guns!

My favorite people to follow on Twitter: I, OF COURSE, love to follow my favorite team in the NFL the Houston Texans! As a HTC and a fan it is a great resource to always stay in the loop with all things Texans.

My coolest follower on Twitter: The coolest Twitter followers definitely have to be our fans. HTC loves them all! Every day they tweet us words of encouragement and show us how big of an impact we make on our local communities.

My favorite app: I would have to say my favorite phone app has to be My24. 24 Hour Fitness offers annual membership to HTC, and I have found that app super handy when trying to find locations with my favorite group fitness class, Zumba!

If you looked at the “most played” songs on my iPod, you’d see a lot of: Ever since we kicked off this season, my iPod has been downloading a lot of HTC routine mixes done by DJ RAN which is definitely what you will find on my “Most Played” list!

My worst habit: I am guilty of being a nail biter. As an NFL cheerleader you’ve always got to look your best even when it comes to your nails!

The talent I’d most like to have: Because I grew up playing four different instruments, one instrument that I’ve always wanted to learn but never did was the saxophone. I’m a big fan of all types of music, and the blues/jazz genre definitely is in my top 10 because of my interest in the saxophone.

My favorite professional team: My favorite sport hands down is football, played by none other than my favorite team, the Houston Texans. I love that the sport can bring together a crowd of strangers under one roof, and instantly make them friends because of their affiliation with a team.

My one guilty pleasure: One word: CHOCOLATE! I have secret stashes of chocolate in my room, in the office, EVERYWHERE. This girl always has to be prepared in any case my sweet tooth craving kicks in (which ALWAYS does at least a few times a day!).

My worst date: Balancing being an NFL Cheerleader AND a full-time job makes it hard to find time for a date, but any date that is NOT a fan of dancing is a BAD date! I’d much rather dance with my HTC teammates on the field of Reliant Stadium instead!

I’d want my last meal to be: 

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