Hilariously awkward cheerleader faces do not get nearly enough attention. Sure, cheerleaders on the whole get plenty—sometimes just because they’re hot, and sometimes because they do something really awesome (or, on occasion, really terrible). But the goofy looks they get on their faces when doing their routines with the flips and the high kicks and whatnot? No, we need to see more of those, because those are hilarious.
Ergo today’s list of cheerleader faces. Take a look, and you’ll probably never look at cheerleaders the same way again.
Okay, you probably will look at them the same way. But take a look at the list anyway. It’s funny you guys.
I'm not sure, but judging by the look on her face I don't think this Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader was expecting to be tackled from behind by a football player.
25. Cheerleader Tackle Face
The camera man is the star of this photo, but the cheerleader on the left definitely deserves an honorable mention. She looks genuinely concerned for his safety.
24. The "Hey Look Out!" Face
The duck face: it's not just for selfies any more.
23. Cheerleader Duck Face
If the photo were taken just a split second sooner or later, the girl in the middle probably look like a normal human being. As it is, she looks like she's having a seizure.
22. The Winky "YEOWW" Face
She either has no idea what she's doing, or it's really cold. I can't quite tell.
21. The "Sh*t It's Cold!" Face
That's why they put little girls on competitive cheer squads. Because they're really easy to throw into the air.
20. Adorable "Holy Cow I'm in the Air!" Face
If you've never seen a cheerleading competition on ESPN 2, take it from me—they're totally worth it just for the celebrations when they announce the winners.
19. The "WE WON! WE WON! WE WON!" Face
I don't know if she's really crying, but it looks like it. And either ways, it's definitely an awkward cheerleader face.
18. Crying Face
She does not seem to be very confident in her cheerleading teammate's ability to prevent her from crashing painfully to the ground.
17. The "Oh Man They're Gonna Drop Me" Face
What can I say? Sometimes the pyramid just doesn't go as planned.
16. Total Train Wreck Face(s)
"Did he just say MICHIGAN STATE is better?"
15. The "Who Does He Think He Is?" Face
It's pretty hard not to look like like an idiot when you spinning and flying through the air.
14. The Centrifugal Force Face
I don't know about the girls on the left, but the girl on the right definitely doesn't have her.
13. The "Hope You Got Her Cause I Don't" Face
You have to admire her enthusiasm. But I don't blame you if you wouldn't want to date her because she reminds you of overly attached girlfriend.
12. Overly Attached Girlfriend Face
What on earth did they see?
Wait, never mind. I don't want to know.
11. Double Horror Face
Don't you hate it when you're minding your own business, cheering on the football team, and a UFO comes swooping down out of the sky?
10. The "OMG WHAT'S THAT!?" Face
That's quite an expression. I almost didn't notice her insane tan.
9. Jersey Shore "YEAH BOYYY" Face
That's a really awkward cheerleader face, but her insane physique more than makes up for it. Look at those abs!
8. Angry Tongue Face
At first I couldn't tell whether this was a befuddled face or a surprised face. Then I realized: it's both.
7. The "HMMRRUH?" Face
Have you ever seen someone so excited to be wearing something so stupid?
6. The "I'm on TV!" Face
If I had to guess I'd say the Louisville Cardinals cheerleaders were doing the Haka dance here.
5. Psycho Bug-Eye Face
The power of Christ compels you! The power of Christ compels you!
(Get it? Like The Exorcist? Because she looks like she's possessed?)
4. The "I'm Gonna Hurl!" Face
And speaking of Satan, how about this guy? He seriously gives me the creeps.
3. Satanic Glee Face
Is it just me, or does this one look like an otherwise attractive young woman trying to do an impression of a Chinese crested?
2. The Chinese Crested Face
"Drrkeeng problum? I dont haz a drunken poblrem. May b u haz a derking porblem jurk."