The Pro Bowl is not just a gathering of the best players in the NFL, but it is also the pinnacle for every NFL cheerleader. Victoria received that honor this year to be the face of Eagles Cheer in Orlando. As a sixth-year veteran member of the squad, she had the opportunity to participate in a weeklong celebration that united and inspired not just the entire football community, but fans around the world.
"Ever since I was a rookie on the team, I have looked up to the extraordinarily talented and accomplished Pro Bowl Cheerleaders," Victoria said. "I am one of those women now. It feels like a dream saying that out loud, 'I am the Philadelphia Eagles 2020 Pro Bowl Cheerleader.' I just cannot believe it."
Victoria was able to partake in unique events prior to the Pro Bowl game, including the Pro Bowl Cheerleader photo shoot, the skills competition, the pep rally at Disney Springs, and much more. While all of the events created lifelong memories, Victoria's favorite moment occurred at the Huddle for 100 community event. She joined NFL players, volunteers, and children in revitalizing a local park. Pro Bowl long snapper Rick Lovato was also volunteering at the event and as Eagles representatives, both able to share a special moment with an Eagles fan named Carmelo.
"He was starstruck that an Eagles player and an Eagles Cheerleader were both at his school," Victoria said. "I had the privilege of learning all about his family, friends, and hobbies. It was so rewarding to create this moment for a teenage Eagles fan all the way down in Florida. It once again shows that Eagles fans are truly everywhere."
Victoria had an incredible time representing the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders during the 2020 Pro Bowl. Take a look at some of the photos from her week in Orlando!
After training all week, Victoria joined the 25 other Pro Bowl Cheerleaders on the big stage at the 2020 Pro Bowl game. This was the once-in-a-lifetime experience that Victoria had dreamed about and it finally came true.
"It was different than any other NFL game I have cheered at during the past six seasons," Victoria said. "When you step on the field, all the nerves and all the uncertainties just disappeared. There was no pressure. There was no doubt. It was about having fun and being your true self."
Victoria's family and friends were able to see her fulfill her dream of representing the Eagles in the Pro Bowl. She was excited to see them in the crowd, along with the countless number of Eagles fans who attended the Pro Bowl.
"Through it all, my mom and dad have been my greatest fans and biggest support team," Victoria said. "Without them, I would not be the woman and cheerleader I am today, and I cannot thank them enough. The Philadelphia Eagles fan base was much more prominent in attendance than any other team across the NFL at the Pro Bowl. Their presence made it feel like home."
The Pro Bowl was the final hurrah for Victoria as she concludes her journey as an Eagles Cheerleader after six amazing years. As she reflects on how much she has grown, she couldn't have wished for a better ending.
"Overall, this experience has made me a much prouder and more confident woman," Victoria said. "I can say with a smile on my face that I found myself on this trip. Instead of fearing what comes next in my life, I am eager to jump into wherever the world may take me."