now, I’m not a cheerleader. I’ve never even been that into cheer beyond Bring It On and idolizing my cousin when she was a High School cheerleader. But I do know that cheerleaders that compete in competitions are athletes. They’re gymnasts and dancers and performers all at the same time, and this girl has these abs because they are a result of her training and she needs them for her sport and maybe she has a high metabolism on top of that, but she looks pretty healthy and feminine to me. We don’t even know how old she is, she could be 11 and hasn’t gone through puberty to get her curves yet. But still people criticize her body.
there were plenty of people who were supportive of her with a couple comments of, “holy abs!” but these people were on a cheer fanpage and knew that this body is not easy to get, and isn’t caused by starvation.
This is probably my favorite photo from NCA. Smoed lost a flyer just one week before NCA, and their new flyer Payton was able to step up and learn a whole new routine the week of the competition. This photo was taken right after they were announced as NCA National Champions.