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2017
Monika
Seasons
1
Age:
20
Hometown:
Azilda, ON
University/College:
Carleton University

Favorite Movie:

Tangled

Favorite Musician/Band:

Keith Urban

Favorite Restaurant:

Any Chinese buffet

Favorite Article of Clothing:

My blue Vans sneakers

Favorite Phone App:

Facebook

Favorite Cartoon Character:

Kim Possible

Favorite TV Show:

The Mentalist

Favorite Charity:

Sick Kids

Favorite Junk Food Weakness:

White cheddar popcorn

Favorite Celebrity Crush:

Ryan Reynolds


What is your Dream Job?

Playing with wild animals in Africa

What is your Biggest Fear?

Spiders

Do you have any Pets?

A kitten named Zeke and two dogs named Maya and Charlie

Who is the Most Inspirational Person in your Life?

My Mom

What is your Dream Vacation Destination?

Australia

Do you have any Nicknames?

Mon, Monnie

What is your Dancing/Cheer Background and Experience?

I have been dancing in many different styles such as ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz, contemporary/lyrical, modern and musical theatre since I was 9 and I have been cheering since my first year of University, which is just over two years now.

Why did you Decide to Audition for the REDBLACKS Cheerleading and Dance Team?

I have ALWAYS wanted to be a cheerleader. When I started University there was nothing holding me back from auditioning from my school’s team and getting that taste of performing in front of my peers made me feel confident enough to audition for the Redblacks Cheer and Dance Team. It was the best decision I’ve ever made!

What Advice Would you Give Someone who Dreams of Becoming a Dancer or Cheerleader?

Do NOT give up! Try your hardest and if anybody tries to put you down in any sort of way, don’t listen to them. Also be willing to try new things because coaches are going to want things a certain way, so be flexible with that.

If you could say one thing to #RNation what would you say?

The support that #Rnation has for our CFL team is unreal! This year is our year Ottawa, the Grey Cup is ours!