Laura Vikmanis (pictured at right) is the oldest NFL cheerleader at 43 and has written a book about her life. The Cincinnati Enquirer posted a few interesting tidbits Vikmanis shared about being a Bengals cheerleader, and the part about the schism on the squad is by far the best.
According to Vikmanis, “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. This is despite the fact that at any given time, a third of the Real Boobs are considering implants.”
And the Vikings thought they had a schism between Brett Favre and Tarvaris Jackson backers? Give me a break. But there’s more — Vikmanis spills the beans about the practice weigh-ins and fat camp.
“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.”
I know what you’re thinking: They fly in Sam Rothstein to conduct the weigh-ins. Brown rice and vegetables, girls. Oh, and we totally know Vikmanis is part of the latter clique.
Thanks to Busted Coverage for sharing the details