You've been a Denver Broncos Cheerleader for four seasons, what keeps you coming back?**
Becoming a professional cheerleader in the U.S. was a goal that I had for a long time. I came to the U.S. all the way from Japan. Last year, I thought last year was going to be my last season but I realized that I could go back home to Japan anytime but being a Denver Broncos Cheerleader is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I have grown so much as a dancer and as a person through being a part of this organization. I love cheering for the Broncos.
How does the audition process change from year to year?
I think the audition process gets more competitive every year. I was nervous at my first tryout because of the language barrier; I couldn't speak English very well at the time. But this year I was nervous for different reasons. There are so many beautiful and talented dancers that come to audition and now I understand what my competitors are saying and they're awesome. All of the girls inspire me in so many ways. I have learned so much from the audition process and getting to know all of the ladies.
What is a Broncos experience that you will never forget?
A Broncos experience that I will never forget happened during our trip to Hong Kong. A guard came up to me and asked me how she could become a cheerleader in the U.S. and she reminded me of myself when I was younger and living in Japan.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I wanted to work at the bakery when I was younger because I loved sweets. So when I was in college I got to work at the bakery and that was my first job.
What three items would you take with you on a deserted island?
I would take my iPod, yoga mat and sunscreen.
If you were a Broncos player, what position would you play?
I'm not very good at throwing or catching the ball so I would be a kicker.
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