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Q&A with DBC Lauren

Posted Dec 30, 2016

Get to know fifth-year veteran Lauren.

FAVORITES:
Movie/TV Show: The Bachelor/Bachelorette and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon are shows I watch regularly. Orange is the New Black and Revenge are a few of my favorite Netflix shows and my favorite movie is We’re the Millers (it’s hilarious!).
Junk food: I have a rather large sweet tooth that requires a lot of attention. I always have a box of Russell Stover Assorted Chocolates in my cabinet and on occasion, have been known to buy ice cream cakes to store in my fridge when needed.
Dream car: a white four-door Jeep Wrangler
Super Hero: Iron Man (love the movie!)
Animal: Cats and dogs

What does being a DBC mean to you?

Being a DBC means so much to me and it will only continue to shape the person I am throughout my lifetime. We are honored to work with others through charities, appearances and other events around the Denver area and sometimes, around the world. I am so fortunate to have met so many people through these events who have only enhanced my life. I have also been a Junior Denver Broncos Cheerleader instructor for 4 years and I love the fact that I can teach these young girls valuable life lessons while improving their confidence and dance skills. Furthermore, being given the opportunity to dance at Super Bowl 48 and 50 was an incredible experience that I will cherish for my entire life. Being able to participate in so many experiences and creating so many memories in only 5 short years has truly been life changing.

Who is your hero?

My hero is my little brother, Eric and my best friend, Mallory. Both of these people have been incredible teachers- teachers of strength, hope, courage, and self love. My little brother is physically and mentally disabled and Mallory is a cancer survivor. I look up to them both as they continually defy the odds! I am fortunate enough to be able to call them family and my best friend.


Tell us about the first concert you’ve ever been to?

The first concert I ever went to was in high school when I was a freshman. It was the Tim McGraw concert at Pepsi Center and we had tickets in the 3rd row. At that time, I barely even knew who Tim McGraw was and didn’t know a word to any song he had ever sung before, so I bought his CD and tried to memorize the album a week before the concert. I was a pro when it came time to knowing his songs for that one night at the concert. Fortunately, after that night, I fell in love with country and Tim McGraw is one of my favorite artists to this day. 


What has been your favorite Broncos moment?

Winning the AFC Championship games for Super Bowl 48 and 50. The energy and excitement in the stadium from the team and the fans was something I will never forget. We were going to the Super Bowl and were able to experience this all while being in Denver and on our home field! Representing the Broncos twice and for the biggest games of the year (and our dance career) is definitely one of the best experiences possible. Winning Super Bowl 50 will forever be one of my all time favorite moments as well. We are so fortunate to be able to witness such a historical moment while representing the best team in the NFL. With gold confetti covering the field and high-fives all around after the game, this was truly an unforgettable moment in my life and one I will always be grateful for.


What is your dream vacation destination?


I lived and traveled around the world for over a year starting in 2014. I was given an amazing opportunity to live in the Czech Republic and Greece, but I of course took advantage of the traveling aspect as well. I lived in a remote and incredibly charming town called Jindrichuv Hradec in the Czech Republic and also lived in a busier, more lively town called Trikala in Greece. During that year, I traveled to Croatia, Malta, Barcelona, Prague, Santorini, Venice, Volos, London and Dublin. I am proud to say that I am a professional world traveler! I love the European culture, but I would love to venture out to Bali, Thailand and New Zealand for some vacation time in the near future!

Any hidden talents or tricks you can do?
I have been a gymnast since the age of 3 and can do an endless amount of back handsprings. I am also able to do some sign language.

When did you first start dancing / cheerleading?
I started country clogging in the second grade and this was when I first fell in love with dancing. I clogged for about 5 years and then slowly moved into cheerleading in high school. I became a varsity cheerleader as a freshman in high school and then decided to try out for the poms team the year after. I then became a professional dancer right after high school for the NLL from 2006-2008, the NBA from 2008-2011 and became a Denver Broncos Cheerleader starting in 2011.

In 10 years I see myself…

In 10 years I see myself strengthening and progressing my career goals and aspirations as a Marketing and Events Manager while having a family of my own at the same time. My career is incredibly important to me and I feel very fortunate to be able to coordinate any type of event for my clients and would love to keep this career for a lifetime.


As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

As a kid, I wanted to be a teacher or a party planner when I grew up. Fortunately, my dream came true as an Event Coordinator.

What advice would you give your younger self?

To never lose your sense of self and to be who you are.