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Celebrities you probably didn’t expect to be cheerleaders

Celebrities You Probably Didn't Expect To Be Cheerleaders

High school cheerleaders are usually one of the most famous groups of people in high school, so it is not so surprising to find some of the fans’ favorite celebrities as high school cheerleaders. While some of those on our list would not surprise you, there are others who know they can be cheerleaders. Let’s find out some of these celebrities we probably didn’t expect to be cheerleaders, but they ended up being some of the most popular faces while in high school.


Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore 1

Mandy Moore was once a cheerleader while she was just a kid, and it is such a lovely sight to see her in her cheerleading gear. Just looking at the picture of her in her cheerleading outfit shows clearly that she was definitely born to be a star.


Cameron Diaz

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Looking at the picture of Cameron Diaz in her cheerleading outfit, she surely resembles the epitome of the girl next door. Her beautiful physique, including her shining eyes and cheek bones, makes her whole facial image stand out girl next door. Her beautiful physique, including her shining eyes and cheek bones, makes her whole facial image stand out more, even while just in high school.


Halle Berry

Halle Berry 1

Halle was a cheerleader from Ohio before going on to become a Bond girl. This part of Halle’s being revealed comes just as a little surprise because we know the actress was just made for the spotlight. Her picture of the cheerleading outfit is not so farfetched from how she looks now, as she just does not really age. Even at 40, the actress still looks stunning compared to how she looked in high school.



Fergie 1

Rocking a very different look in her cheerleading outfit, Fergie is definitely one of the celebrities that we didn’t know were cheerleaders in high school. She looks very different as she was spotted with a perm as a child in the 80s, and even now she still appears stunning as ever.


Rachael Ray

Rachael Ray 1

Rachael was also a stunning cheerleader while in high school before going on to become what we now know her to be. Rachael Ray has a sunny personality and, with her ability to cook, no one would have thought she was a cheerleader back in high school. She looks pretty much the same as she did in high school, with just her hair growing more layers than it did in her cheerleading pictures.


Kristen Dunst

Kirsten Dunst 1

Dunst surely brought the character of a true cheerleader out when she acted in the movie, “Bring it on,” and it is of little surprise that she was indeed once a cheerleader in high school. She appears very beautiful in her cheerleading outfit in the picture from those times when she cheered for her home team.


Kelly Ripa

Kelly Ripa 1

Before becoming a very popular show host, Kelly Ripa has indeed shown her cheerful and bubbly side, as she was once a cheerleader in high school. She enjoyed cheering her high school squad on the sidelines with beautiful moves. It is clear to say that Kelly Ripa would still make a very fine cheerleader if she wore those cheerleading outfits once again.


Sandra Bullock

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Sandra Bullock was a very pretty cheerleader while in high school and many wouldn’t have believed that she could do such as she appears tough. She has also shown her tough nature in plenty of movies where she acted as a tough girl, and to see her happily cheering her own home team on the sidelines in these photos is truly a beautiful sight to see.



Ciara 1

Long before fame as an R & B artist, Ciara was a beautiful cheerleader as a senior in high school. It is of no surprise that the star looked great as she posed in her cheerleading outfit in this photo as a high school student.


Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria 1

Eva made such a beautiful cheerleader, as can be seen in her photos from high school. While rocking her huge hair typical of the 80s, Eva’s headset was carefully placed on her hair as a part of the cheerleading outfits in those days. She sure looks beautiful both then and now, with or without her cheerleading outfits.


Gifford, Kathie Lee

Kathie Lee Gifford 1

Considering that she was once a beautiful and young cheerleader in her high school years, it is quite hard to believe that Kathie Lee Gifford was ever involved in that part. She is known to exhibit some form of wild energy, which we believe she channeled into her cheerleading days in high school.



Madonna 1

She was such a stunning high school sweetheart, right from her prep school skirt to her cheerleading outfits in high school. Today, Madonna turned out to be a very huge superstar, and we can now see that she was indeed made for the spotlight.


Megan Fox

Megan Fox 1

Megan was once a cheerleader in high school, and she was indeed a beautiful sight to behold. Well, if you choose to compare her adult years with how she looked in high school, it is probably impossible to believe that she was once wholesome before going on to date Machine Gun Kelly.


Denise Richards

Denise Richards 1

It is very hard to believe that Denise Richards was once a cheerleader in high school in the 80s before switching on to become a sex icon. She, however, had a very bad hair style in her cheerleading outfit compared to how she looks currently; one would even think she wasn’t the same person in those pictures. She, of course, has had a huge transformation from just a high school cheerleader to a beauty icon.


Brooklyn Decker

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Still rocking the same smile as she did in her high school photos, Brooklyn Decker has revealed that she enjoyed her years of childhood. Even though her childhood cheerleading reveals that she had done quite a lot of jobs, from hair dye to eyebrow work, she was still a beautiful cheerleader in her own right.


Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde 1

Olive Wilde could easily pass as Harry Styles’ type of woman in her cheerleading outfit compared to how she looks now. Her style and outfit clearly show that she was a teen who was already on her way to becoming a celebrity.


Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan 1

As a child star, finding the time to be a cheerleader as well might not have been easy for Lindsay Lohan, but she, however, managed to fit both in. She made a very beautiful cheerleader, and it was a good fit for the first and only America’s girl sweetheart.


Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson 1

Jessica Simpson was also a cheerleader in high school and not many would have believed that if not for her photos, which have been shared. Her facial features as an adult are very different from the innocent and sweet girl next door look in her younger years. Maybe she could do away with a little of her makeup, long lashes and plumped lips.


Olivia Munn

Olivia Munn 1

Before becoming a pop tart icon, Olivia Munn was a cheerleader for her high school team, and it was something she did with so much happiness. The photos from that time show a happy Olivia with her same beautiful smile and style, which she has still maintained up to adulthood. It would have been such a joy to watch her cheer on her high school team in those years.


Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep 1

Meryl Streep can still pass as her younger self in her cheerleading outfit as she doesn’t appear to have aged at all over the years. Her perfect and stunning look has been attributed to her sunny personality and a good skin care routine, which she makes use of without fail.


Kathy Griffin

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Known as a trouble-making comedian, no one would have believed that Kathy Griffin once made it to the cheerleading team for her high school team. She is also popular for making use of sarcasm, which is another reason why she doesn’t fit as anyone’s been a cheerleader, but we have the photos from that time to truly show that she was not a trouble maker growing up.


Alice Silverstone

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Even without the photos, it is still not a far stretch from the truth that Alice Silverstone once made it onto the cheerleading team in high school. She appears as a happy teen in her cheerleading outfit while also looking relaxed and probably better off without the make-up.


Blake Lively

Blake Lively 1

After having her kids and a few years of marriage, Blake Lively still looks as stunning as she was in her cheerleading photos. She has managed to keep her body in the best possible way, and if she was to recreate her cheerleading photos, she would appear just perfect.


Renne Zellweger

Renee Zellweger

Known to have a tiny and petite stature, it is a bit of a surprise that she made it on the cheerleading team in high school. Maybe because of her stature, her mother signed her up for cheerleading, probably to prepare her for her future as a celebrity.


Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler

Looking so different from her cheerleading photos, Amy Poehler sure did fit into those outfits and her haircut is just not what we would have imagined it to be thanks to the photos. There is so much to point out in these photos that do not seem right with Amy Poehler’s sharp wit and we would have expected her to be the captain of her cheer team.


Diane Swayer

Diane Sawyer

Diane was on her home team’s cheerleading team, and she shows that she did enjoy her time as a cheerleader in these photos. She probably had a great eye for achieving success long before she went on to conduct some of the deep exposes and even establish her career.


Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence was once a cheerleader in Kentucky, and it is no wonder why she was able to play the role of a cheerleader in movies. However, the times may be different and things are also done differently from her days, but she was able to channel her inner cheerleading talent and she put on a very brilliant show.


Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

Considering the personality of Miley Cyrus, no one would have imagined that the musician was ever a cheerleader. Thanks to these photos, it shows clearly that Miley also enjoyed cheering for her own team when she was younger. Although now that she has become more popular and her kind of music, cheerleading, of course, does not fit into her personality as it is known today.


Kendall Jenner

Kendall Jenner

The famous Kardashian-Jenner sister was also once a cheerleader in high school, and we wonder when she had the time to be a cheerleader considering her family’s famous lifestyle. She, however, made a very beautiful cheerleader even as her popularity increased with her family’s TV show.


Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning, who went from cheerleader to media girl and feminist, had spent time on the sidelines cheering for her team in her younger years. There are many pictures which show us that the media girl spent years in high school in the cheerleading squad.


Jayma Maya

Jayma Mays

Jayma has transformed over the years from being just the red-headed cheerleader to becoming a much cuter lady with a girl next door feel. One of the high points of Jayma Maya’s cheerleading years is her amazing transformation, which is very incredible.


Katie Couric

Katie Couric

The beautiful and vibrant Katie Couric was also a cheerleader in high school, and it comes as no surprise considering her sunny personality. The photos of her young years as a cheerleader make her look so much like Katie Holmes, with the same bright smile and face.


Phaedra Parks

Phaedra Parks

Back in the days of her young years, Phaedra Parks was a vibrant cheerleader who had a wholesome image compared to what she currently shows. Today, she has become a saucy rapper who is able to do and say anything she pleases. The photos of her cheerleading days show a rare image of her smile, which radiates from her eyes to her mouth, a clear image she doesn’t share anymore.


Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi

Nicole Snooki Polizzi

Aside from showing us the same energy and her large mouth, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi sure looks very different from her younger self when she was on the cheerleading team. The photos show one of the major strengths of Snooki, which is to go all out for something, a trait she still exhibits to this day.


 Paula Abdul

Paula Abdul

As the queen of choreography, we believe that Paula Abdul had her dance moves while in high school, and since she was a member of the school’s cheerleading team, she probably would have taught them a dance step or two. She has indeed grown up from her teen years and still remains a very good dancer with so much credit.


Kristie Alley

Kirstie Alley

Kristie looks so different from her teen years in cheerleading as she has suffered from fluctuation in her weight loss and her face has changed a lot too. This high school picture of her surely looks like it was a different person entirely. Her hair cut is also very different.


Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen

Many people have judged Chrissy Teigen for being a very mean girl on social media, but these photos from her teen years as a cheerleader definitely show a different Chrissy. Her old pictures also show that she had a simple life without the unnecessary drama she has gotten herself into recently.


Jenna Dewan

Jenna Dewan

As these photos show us, Jenna looks no different from her teen years. She probably has a superb skin care routine which has helped her maintain a good body, and she also visits the gym to stay fit. The only difference that can be clearly spotted in her cheerleading photos is the increase in her chest size.


Melissa Rycroff

Melissa Rycroft

Melissa is quite different from the other people mentioned on this list, as she not only was a teen cheerleader in high school, but she was also a professional cheerleader as an adult. She has cheered professionally for the Dallas Cowboys, from where she went on to join the NFL dance team.


Stacy Keibler

Stacy Keibler

Known as a wrestler, Stacy Keibler ventured into the world of sports at the age of 18 when she was accepted as a Baltimore Ravens cheerleader. Leaving that path, she now makes occasional cameos on TV shows and her long legs still make a lot of statements.


Decker, Jessie James

Jessie James Decker

The beautiful Jessie James Decker was such a cutie when in high school, and it is no wonder why she made it onto the cheerleading team. Her long hair and smile made her a star in high school, and her classmates adored her. We hope to see her show us some of her cheerleading routine one of these days.


Lucy Hale

Lucy Hale

The adorable little Lucy Hale made it on the cheerleading team, and she played for the Cougars. Now that she is older, she appears more gorgeous and can be considered a cougar as she gets older.


Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon

Reese was a very fine cheerleader, and her beauty is something that has not faded even as she gets older. It is safe to say that the world is her oyster as she continues to show us just what she is made of.


Nene Leakes

Nene Leakes

Despite the fact that she has matured and looks quite different from her cheerleading days in this photo, Nene Leakes still has that brilliant smile that would convince anyone who looked closely that she is the one. She once made a very fine cheerleader in her younger days, and the photo says so much more.


Sally Field

Sally Field

We can never predict what Sally Field will do next, which is why it comes as no surprise that she was once a high school cheerleader. Sally probably knew she was on the right path to fame when she decided to join her high school’s cheerleading team. She has done pretty much everything she has been involved in very well, from playing the role of a flying nun to steel magnolias. She is certainly a great talent.



Ann Margret

Ann-Margret surprises us with her same looks and hair from her cheerleading days and now that she has gotten much older. She is one woman who believes that staying true to oneself is the right way, and she has clearly shown us all that.


Cynthia Bailey

Cynthia Bailey

Although the difference in her hair and looks is very clear, Cynthia Bailey is still very much the same person in the photos from her cheerleading days. She also still shows her trademark pose and body language, and we are sure she would have been the captain of her team.


Teri Hatcher

Teri Hatcher

Teri Hatcher surely never ages, even as she has aged over the years. In these pictures, we see a young cheerleader that has played for professional sports. She has also played in a series of television series as a beautiful heroine, and she just makes us love her all the same with all she does.


Tiffany Fallon

Tiffany Fallon

Tiffany went from just being a cheerleader in high school as a Falcons cheerleader to becoming Miss Georgia. She also later became one of the infamous Playboy players, and her route to fame was made through her steadfast efforts.


Apollonia Kotero

Apollonia Kotero

This superstar started her journey to stardom in the early 80s, and she beautifully rocked the Farrah Fawcett hair in her early life. If the metal rock hairstyle ever made a comeback, Apollonia Kotero would undoubtedly take the lead, ready to have the hair for days.


Kristin Adams

Kristin Adams

Kristin began her career as a member of the Dallas cheerleading team before going on to much greater things in her life. She believed that to grab the center of attention, becoming a cheerleader in high school on the sidelines was a major start. Hence, she took it as a stepping stone, and she worked her way through it all.


Kara Kay

Kara Kay

Popular from the TV show Survivor, Kara Kay was once a cheerleader who was in the fight to win millions with others on the San Diego Chargers’ cheerleading team. Kara stayed with the team for well over three years as she must have loved being on the team, and this made her win the award for rookie of the year in her very first year.


Charisma Carpenter

Charisma Carpenter

We know that Charisma must have been great at her cheerleading craft, and her photos from those years surely prove it. When the photos of this star are compared to those of her teen years as a cheerleader, she doesn’t look like someone who has aged at all, or we can say she is aging backwards.


Amber Lancaster

Amber Lancaster

Amber was a Seattle Seahawks cheerleader in her younger years before becoming a showcase model. She stayed with the team for five seasons before moving to LA, and this clearly shows that she had the best times there. Amber lives the model lifestyle, just like she did on the Price is Right.


Bonnie Jill-Laflin

Bonnie Jill Laflin

Bonnie Jill-Laflin has always been a career cheerleader, and she worked with the Warriors before going on to join the San Francisco 49ers. From her cheerleading days up to now in her modern career, Bonnie has always loved to show off some skin.


Jenilee Harrison

Jenilee Harrison

Even in high school, Jenilee Harrison looks very elegant in striking this perfect pose in the pictures. There is no way for us to know just how much time she has spent perfecting her pose and moves, which she still clearly shows after many years.


Sarah Shahi

Sarah Shahi

It is safe to say that the Dallas Cowboys are the best place to start a career in acting or modeling. This is because many of the celebrities on this list seem to have kicked off their careers right there. Sarah Shahi is also another celebrity that began her journey to stardom when she played for the Dallas Cowboys as a cheerleader in her younger years.


Morgan McLeod

Morgan McLeod

Morgan McLeod played for the San Francisco 49ers in her younger days, and this was how we saw her appear in her sexy cheer outfit. Now we all love to see her in a bathing suit, but she, of course, also started on her journey to fame by being a cheerleader.


Kiana Tom

Kiana Tom

Kiana Tom played her craft pretty well, and she was also chosen to travel to Japan for a special appearance with her team. Kiana Tom was a cheerleader and a member of the Oakland Raiders before becoming a Playmate for the Playboy. Now she shows herself only to Playboy as her years of cheerleading are already behind her.


Lisa Guerrero

Lisa Guerrero

Before becoming famous in the sports entertainment business, Lisa Guerrero was once a vibrant cheerleader who played for the Los Angeles Rams. Lisa is now in charge of entertainment for the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots, putting those years behind her.


Phyllis Smith

Phyllis Smith

This is definitely one of the names on our lists that surprised us, as it turns out that Phyllis Smith was not just a wife but was also a cheerleader in her youth. She was a cheerleader who played for the St. Louis Cardinals, and we honestly wouldn’t have believed that if not for the photos we can see.


Jones, Jill Marie

Jill Marie Jones

This star is someone who is very entertaining to be around as she gives a lot of fun vibes wherever she is around. It is no wonder why she was also a cheerleader who was with the Dallas Cowboys. We bet she had fun all through her years with the team, as it is clearly displayed in the pictures from those times.


Danielle Brooks

Danielle Brooks

Both as a child and now an adult, Danielle Brooks is surely the real definition of big, bold, and beautiful. The beautiful Danielle didn’t shy away from cheerleading because of her body size, and we are sure she performed her crafts to the best of her ability. She even still looks stunning from her cheerleading days, and it is evident in these photos that she had the best times of her life in those cheer outfits.


Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones

This cheerleading picture of Rashida Jones shows us how much of a fun person she was then and still is now too. She is now an adult who sure knows how to enjoy having fun and facing her new challenges by herself. We just can’t wait to see what happens next with this great personality.


Subosic Kenza Zouiten

Kenza Zouiten Subosic

Kenza was such a sweet little girl in her young days as a cheerleader, and we know that her parents would love to see her perform her craft. We also wouldn’t mind seeing her show us some moves one of these days. Kenza Zouiten Subosic is now the real bombshell and has long left her cheerleading years behind her.


Emma Chamberlain

emma chamberlain

Just like the other celebrities we have mentioned on this list, Emma Chamberlain is also no exception, as she was famous as a cheerleader from her early years. This photo of Emma Chamberlain shows that she was indeed happy as a cheerleader and the light in her eyes speaks more than words. We believe that she was born to be a star and she was well on her way to becoming famous right from her young years.


Gabrielle Union

gabrielle union

Gabrielle Union, famous for playing the cheerleading role in Bring it on, was once a real cheerleader in her youth. Before playing her role in the rival squad in the movie Bring It On, Gabrielle played as a cheerleader for the IPL and the Mumbai Indians. We all know how well this delectable actress has grown over the years in her chosen path as a real superstar.



Final thoughts

Cheerleading is one major place you will always find beautiful and popular girls in high school. It is no wonder why our list contains many of the A-list female celebrities who have at one time in their lives worked as cheerleaders. Some of these celebrities even took up cheerleading professionally after high school, bringing them to fame.



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