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20 Celebrities You Wouldn’t Believe Were Once Cheerleaders

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20 Celebrities You Wouldn’t Believe Used to be Cheerleaders

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Ever since the first documented cheerleaders took their spot on the sidelines at a Princeton football game in the 1880s the place and importance of these supporters has taken on an unprecedented role for a non-participating member of a sporting team.

The role of cheerleaders has always been to get the crowd riled up, and throughout time this inevitable link to the game has made a pair of pom poms as commonly associated with a football game as anything happening off the field. For as long as most people can remember there have been cheerleaders on the sidelines of football games, whether that means pop warner, middle school, high school, college or even pro football. In fact, it would be nearly impossible to envision a game of football that does not have cheerleaders present on the sidelines.

The result of this immense popularity of cheerleaders is that inevitably there have been a number of people that are high ranking in American popular culture who have been a cheerleader at some point in their lives. After all a link specifically between musicians who rely on dancing in their shows could obviously find a link between the flips and dancing that is required of any cheerleader throughout the nation.

As surprising as it may seem, though, there have also been a number of celebrities who one would think have no inkling of talent in contorting their body into weird positions or doing incredible flips throughout the air.

With this in mind we take a look at the 20 celebrities who you wouldn't believe used to be cheerleaders before they gained national stardom.

Enjoy!

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20. Charisma Carpenter

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20. Charisma Carpenter

20. Charisma Carpenter
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19. Miley Cyrus

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19. Miley Cyrus

19. Miley Cyrus
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18. Jamie Lee Curtis

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18. Jamie Lee Curtis

18. Jamie Lee Curtis
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17. Samuel L. Jackson

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17. Samuel L. Jackson

17. Samuel L. Jackson
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16. Fergie

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16. Fergie

16. Fergie
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15. Lindsay Lohan

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15. Lindsay Lohan

15. Lindsay Lohan
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14. Madonna

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14. Madonna

14. Madonna
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13. Michael Douglas

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13. Michael Douglas

13. Michael Douglas
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12. Halle Berry

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12. Halle Berry

12. Halle Berry
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11. Eva Longoria

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11. Eva Longoria

11. Eva Longoria
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10. Ronald Reagan

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10. Ronald Reagan

10. Ronald Reagan
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9. Sandra Bullock

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9. Sandra Bullock

9. Sandra Bullock
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8. Christina Aguilera

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8. Christina Aguilera

8. Christina Aguilera
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7. George Bush

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7. George Bush

7. George Bush
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6. Cameron Diaz

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6. Cameron Diaz

6. Cameron Diaz
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5. Amy Poehler

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5. Amy Poehler

5. Amy Poehler
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4. Jessica Simpson

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4. Jessica Simpson

4. Jessica Simpson
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3. Megan Fox

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3. Megan Fox

3. Megan Fox
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2. Blake Lively

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2. Blake Lively

2. Blake Lively
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1. Brooklyn Decker

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1. Brooklyn Decker

1. Brooklyn Decker