THE PRETTIEST PART OF FOOTBALL
HOUSTON TEXANS CHEERLEADERS
By Jayme Lamm
When it comes to the Houston Texans Cheerleaders (HTC) there are a few mainstays. For example, the legendary and highly coveted red boots. Big hair and brighter smiles are another. All of that (and more) are thanks in part to Coach ALTO GARY. Coach Alto has been running HTC since its inception dating back 14 years. HTC tryouts are quickly approaching and this is the year to get on board. “Not only are we training for next season, we’re going to start training for the Super Bowl – now is the time,” Coach Alto says. Competition is tough. Out of all the contestants, Coach can take 35 girls, max. Everyone brings something different to the field. Here’s what Coach Alto said stands out about these five ladies aside from the fact “they all lead by example”:
Delaney: She’s not afraid to laugh at herself. She also brings a sense of maturity to the squad.
Toni: I love the curly hair and she’s just so nice. She goes beyond the call of duty, all the time.
Lesha: She has a lot of layers. She’s stern – that’s not a bad thing. Girls take her seriously.
Rachel: I call her my Jenny McCarthy – she’s funny, she’s loud and she always steps up when we need something.
Madison: She comes from the pageant world; she’s definitely a natural leader and very poised.
Dream car: Range Rover
Pizza toppings: Pepperoni. Or just cheese.
Longest road trip: DC
Favorite restaurant: “I’m pretty simple – I like Outback.”
Dream car: BMW 6Series
Pizza toppings: Pepperoni and jalapenos
Longest road trip: Tennessee
Favorite Houston restaurant: Boheme. “I’m obsessed. I like the pizzas and the atmosphere.”
Pizza toppings: Hamburger, sausage and extra cheese
Longest road trip: Tennessee – it was already 16 hours, and we made a wrong turn so that added 3 hours!
Most random thing in your Google Search: I Google every celebrity – what they wear and what makeup products they use.
Favorite karaoke song: Carrie Underwood’s Before He Cheats
Pizza toppings: Pepperoni
Weirdest in thing in your recent Google history: Myself
Dream car: Big trucks or a Tahoe
Pizza toppings: Chicken and artichokes
Longest road trip: I went to Tennessee for a Texans away game. It was a long road trip, but a fun one!
Most random thing in your Google Search: When I was in high school, I ran track. There was a 4×1 where I fell and skinned up the back of my legs – I’m sure that’s somewhere on Google.
HTC TRYOUTS: March 28th Sign up at www.HoustonTexans.com
COACH ALTO’S TRYOUT TIPS: – What you wear. Wear something that looks good on you, Coach says. – If you want to rock tennis shoes, rock on. – Stand out. Whether it’s your smile or the fact you’re having an absolute blast. – Positive attitude. This goes further than being a good dancer, she says. – Don’t get frustrated. Have fun and keep going.