55-year-old cheerleader Sharon Simmons is keeping up the American dream. She has wanted to be a cheerleader since her twenties and is now doing all she can to reach it. She’s trying out for God’s favorite football team, the Dallas Cowboys.
According to Simmons, “I thought about this when I was about 22-years-old. I was a single mom, and I wanted to do it.”
But during 1982, women didn’t have Obamacare and endless foodstamps. Under the firm hands of Ronald Reagan, people had to work if they were able. And Sharon Simmons did just that, still being a good mother and raising her family. She did not get to audition for the squad. But now with her kids all grown, Simmons joined with hundreds of other hopefuls last week at the auditions for cheerleader at Cowboy stadium.
While some people may be quick to critique Simmons, for her it’s been about the journey and the realization of a dream. “It literally has been about the journey. I’ve met incredible people, I’ve learned so many new things.”
Simmons credits her fantastic physique to hard work. She’s lead a life of being a fitness model, constantly training her body through the years. Simmons as runs a website, Fitnessanyage.com, and has written a great book titled staying fit, “Triple F: Fifty, Fit, and Fabulous.”
The oldest cheerleader in the NFL is currently aged 42. Simmons, who is now a grandma, could change all of that if she makes the cut.