ESPN Has A New Documentary On Rob Gronkowski, And It Definitely Isn't Boring (Video)
Check Out This Spinning Backfist KO Delived By A 62-Year-Old Alaskan MMA Fighter (Video)

25 Celebrities Who Were Cheerleaders

by: Esteban On  Wednesday, October 17, 2012

celebrities who were cheerleaders

Here at Total Pro Sports we’ve done lots of lists about celebrities, and lots of lists about cheerleaders. But you what we haven’t done? A list that combines the two. So today I decided it’s time to do a list of celebrities who were cheerleaders. Some of the women on the list will make you think, “ah, yes, of course she was a cheerleader.” Others? Yeah, they’ll surprise you. But one thing you will not find on this list is men. Sure, there are famous male celebrities who were cheerleaders—like Steve Martin and George W. Bush—but I have a feeling nobody really cares.

So are you ready to see with female celebrities used to shake their pompoms and do high leg kicks? Okay, great, let’s get started.

25. Snooki

23 snooki celebrities cheerleaders

I don’t know what it is but, side by side, I find these two photos of Nicole Polizzi to be absolutely hilarious. Can you believe this tiny nut-job is a celebrity? These are indeed crazy times.

24. Diane Sawyer

22 diane sawyer celebrities cheerleader cheerleading

Today she’s a respected journalist, but back in the day Diane Sawyer was a cheerleader. Of course, back then cheerleaders were a little more modestly dressed, so it doesn’t seem that out of character.

23. Katie Couric

21 katie couric celebrities cheerleaders

Speaking of journalists who used to be cheerleaders, how about America’s sweetheart Katie Couric? No, that Y isn’t for Yale. Couric went to another very good school, the University of Virginia.

22. Amy Poehler

18 amy poehler celebrities cheerleaders

I bet Amy Poehler was probably the funniest cheerleader on the squad.

21. Madonna

17 madonna celebrities cheerleaders

Even in high school Madonna was smug. Look at the two girls holding her—they have huge smiles. Madonna? Nope. Just a wry grin.

20. Rachel Ray

16 rachel ray cheerleader cheerleading copy

It’s definitely no surprise that someone as bubbly and outgoing as Rachel Ray was a cheerleader in high school, is it?

19. Meryl Streep

15 meryl streep celebrities cheerleaders

Even in high school Meryl Streep was practicing for her Academy Award-winning acting career. Doesn’t it look like she’s carrying that megaphone like a trophy?

18. Jayma Mays

jayma mays cheerleader

Ironically, given the role she plays on Glee, constantly doing battle with cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, Jayma Mays was a cheerleader herself in high school.

17. Kirstie Alley

14 kirstie alley hot celebrities cheerleaders

Don’t let her yo-yo dieting these days fool you: back in the day, Kirstie Alley was a stone cold fox…though, not when she was a cheerleader apparently. What’s with that hairdo?

16. Alicia Silverstone

13 alicia silverstone cheerleader cheerleading

Before she was in Aerosmith videos and feature films, Alicia Silverstone was just a regular high school cheerleader in San Francisco.

15. Kirsten Dunst

12 kirsten dunst celebrites cheerleaders

It seemed like Kirsten Dunst went directly from child star (remember Interview with a Vampire?) to regular grown-up movie star (hello, Mary Jane). So I don’t know when she found the time to attend a regular middle school, but she did…and she was a cheerleader. Then she also attended a regular high school and, interestingly, the first movie she made after graduating was about cheerleaders (Bring it On). Funny how that works.

14. Paula Abdul

11 paula abdul celebrities cheerleaders

Paula Abdul wasn’t just a cheerleader in high school. She got her start at a dancer as one of the world famous Laker Girls.

13. Cameron Diaz

10 cameron diaz celebrities cheerleader cheerleading

I’ve never been a big fan of Cameron Diaz, but I must say she was pretty cute in high school. I totally would have dated her. (Though, obviously, she wouldn’t have dated me.)

12. Kelly Ripa

9 kelly ripa celebrities cheerleaders

Here’s another one that is no surprise. Kelly Ripa just seems like she’d make a natural cheerleader. That must make her new morning show co-host—Michael Strahan—feel right at home on the set.

11. Fergie

8 fergie celebrities cheerleaders cheerleading

Fergie wears a ton of makeup and hides behind some really ridiculous outfits, but she’s actually got an all-American sweetheart kind of look. Again, back in high school, I totally would have dated her.

10. Sandra Bullock

7 Sandra Bullock celebrities cheerleaders

Sandra Bullock’s entire career is based on her cuteness. As you can see here, it’s not a characteristic she just developed over night.

9. Denise Richards

denise richards

Sure she’s gorgeous, then and now. But you have to remember: this woman was married to Charlie Sheen. That’s called a red flag.

8. Lindsay Lohan

6 lindsay lohan celebrities cheerleaders cheerleading

Like the other child star on this list (Kirstin Dunst), I find myself wondering when Lindsay Lohan found the time to attend a normal high school. She did, however—Sanford H. Calhoun High School, Merrick, New York.

7. Eva Longoria

5 eva longoria celebrities cheerleader cheerleading

I’m a big Eva Longoria fan, but what’s up with her face here? Was she halfway through putting on clown makeup when someone was like, “hey gurrll, yearbook photo time!!!”

6. Jessica Simpson

4 jessica simpson cheerleader cheerleading

No, I’m not just counting all the Dallas Cowboys games she attended while dating Tony Romo. Jessica Simpson was an actual cheerleader back in high school.

5. Jennifer Lawrence

3 jennifer lawrence celebrities cheerleaders cheerleading

Now, you want to talk about someone blossoming later in life? Just take a look at Jennifer Lawrence. In the photo on the left, she’s the average-looking one in the top left corner. And in the photo on the right? Absolutely smoking hot.

4. Olivia Munn

olivia munn cheerleader

Everyone on the internet says the photo on the left is of Olivia Munn. Personally, I can’t tell. But hey, the internets is never wrong, right?

3. Brooklyn Decker

brooklyn decker cheerleader

Funny: Brooklyn Decker was a cheerleader in high school. Then she married a pro athlete (Andy Roddick). Coincidence?

2. Halle Berry

2 halle berry celebrities cheerleaders cheerleading

It looks like Halle Berry had some real team spirit back in high school. I’d make that same joke about how I totally would have dated her when I was in high school, but she’s so gorgeous that I feel like I would be insulting cosmic forces beyond my control to even kid about it.

1. Megan Fox

1 megan fox celebrities cheerleaders

Megan Fox: so gorgeous, and yet married to Brian Austin Green from 90210.

Anyway, she takes the top spot because she was almost as hot when she was a cheerleader as she is today. And that’s rare.