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Cheerleader spotlight: DBC Jozie

Posted Oct 13, 2017

Learn more about this third-year member of the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders.

Name: Jozie
Tenure: Third year
Hometown: OMAHA! OMAHA!
College: Hastings College
Occupation: Director of Client Services and Social Media
Nickname: JoJo or Jo

FAVORITES:
Movie/TV Show: “The Office”
Song to dance to: I can’t pick just one … I’ll dance to anything!
Junk food: Donuts and pizza
Dream car: Black Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with a hard top
Color: Yellow
Superhero: Iron Man
Holiday: Thanksgiving
Animal: Dog
Quote: "Is it kind? Is it true? Is it necessary?"

What does being a DBC mean to you?
To me, being a DBC means that I am a part of an elite tradition and legacy. It means being kind to everyone you meet, working to better our communities, mentoring the youth, and cheering on the greatest team in the NFL — all alongside 25 unique, strong and intelligent women!

Who is your hero?
My hero is my little brother, Quin. He is my hero for so many reasons and I truly wish each and every person would have a chance to spend even five minutes with him. Quin is on the autism spectrum, but that doesn’t define him. Quin has taught me to embrace every moment, to think outside the box, accept everyone as they are, and to just be me. He’s the sweetest and funniest dude on the planet and I want to be just like him!

Tell us about the first concert you’ve ever been to?
My first concert was *NSYNC with my sweet Pa! My parents got me tickets for my birthday and took me to Kansas City to see them. It was so much fun and the fact that my dad took me makes it even better! It’s safe to say I was and still am *NSYNC’s biggest fan … no shame!

What animal would you be and why?
If I were an animal I’d be a flying squirrel because I like to play outside, I could hibernate in the winter, and I could fly around the trees!

If money was not an issue, what would you do with your life?
I would open a dance studio for children and adults with special needs. It would be wonderful to start a center with the same focus that our “Dare to Cheer” program has. Being a “Dare to Cheer” instructor has been one of my most favorite experiences of being a DBC. The impact we have on those athletes and the impact they have on us is indescribable! 

What was your favorite subject in school?
English and P.E. 

What was you first job?
I started a business using my sister’s Barbie Jeep when I was about 8 or 9. I charged kids on my street a quarter per block for a ride. My mom didn’t approve and shut me down. I’m an entrepreneur, Broncos Country!

What is your favorite kids cereal?
Kix or Cookie Crisp.

What is your dream vacation destination?
Currently, my dream vacation destination would be Greece!

If there were a movie made about your life, which celebrity would you want to play you? Who would play your parents?
Me: Selena Gomez or Lucy Hale (I'm often told I resemble these two)
Dad: Hector Elizondo
Mom: Judy Garland

When did you first start dancing / cheerleading?
I started dance a lot later than most. I was 13 [or] 14 when I really got into the sport. I played competitive softball and soccer as a child into high school. A friend took me to “Bring your Friend to Dance Day” and I took a class with her, fell in love with it, and that’s where it all began!

In 10 years I see myself…
In 10 years I see myself continuing my career in digital media and brand management. I also hope to still be involved in the dance/cheer community. … Who knows, maybe I’ll be in my 13th season as a DBC! 

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
As a kid I wanted to be a vet or a mortician when I grew up!

What advice would you give your younger self?
If I could give my younger self any advice it would be to not grow up too fast and don’t be afraid to try new things (except for beans, just skip those)!