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You have just completed your 2nd year on the squad. How has being a TTC changed your life?TTC has definitely humbled me. Being able to volunteer in charity events and give back to the community has been one of the most rewarding things I could ever ask for. Not only has the organization blessed me with a group full of amazing friends, it has also opened doors for new opportunities in life and created life-long memories.
Titans Cheerleaders have to audition each year, regardless of tenure. What did you do this year to prepare for the tryout?Every year I make my own outfit. This is one of my favorite things to do. I always try to look at the other outfits and see what colors are used the most, so that I can make sure I use a different color to stand out. I eat very healthy and workout daily to make sure my figure is where it should be. Other than that, I just have fun with it.
What part of being a TTC is your favorite? Why?My favorite part of TTC is definitely the long lasting friendships that have been made. Not only have I met some of the most amazing girls on the team, I have also been given the opportunity to make relationships in the community that have turned into long lasting friendships as well!
Give us a day in the life of Danielle on practice day.I typically start my workout at 5 AM every morning, and then it's off to work. After a quick dinner (and sometimes sprucing up my hair and makeup), I'm off to the studio for TTC practice. Hectic, but I love it.
What was your most unusual job?The most unusual job that I can think of was in high school. Before these programs were the norm, I used to make photo videos for graduations, weddings and other events. All of my friends and family would ask me to make these for their events and I would input photos, transitions, music and videos onto a DVD to make a movie. I started selling them and it's actually something I still enjoy doing. Now I make these for myself with all of my TTC photos and videos, so that I have something with all of my memories on it!
Favorite song to sing aloud in your car:I love singing pretty much any song aloud in my car while dancing, but I have to admit that there is one song I have been caught singing. Everyone is probably going to make fun of me for this one, but other than every hot radio hit, I definitely have How Will I Know by Whitney Houston on my iPod and I have been caught jamming out to that in my car. I believe one of my teammates actually heard me one night driving home from practice. She rolled her window down and said, "Goodness Gracious! I can hear you!" What can I say? The song takes me back to my childhood days of singing it in front of my stuffed animals!
What makes you laugh?I'm pretty easily amused. I can honestly say that I laugh at everything, including my own corny jokes. I also love playing practical jokes on people. Billy Madison is my favorite movie, if that tells you anything.
What is your most valued treasure?My family. I have the most amazing family and although they don't live near, I know they would be on the first flight if I needed them to be. I couldn't live without them!
What is your workout regime?I wake up every morning before work at 4:30 AM to be at the gym by 5:00 AM when they open. My workout changes daily depending on what else I have worked on during the week. On Saturdays I change it up by attending a boot camp class with a few friends and I'm back at the gym on Sundays for a full cardio workout.
Where in the world have you not traveled, but can't wait to visit?
Of all that you have received in your life, what is the one piece of advice that you carry with you daily?Something I've always lived by is that God will never put me in a situation that I cannot handle. I know that everything in life has a reason and no matter what, I have God on my side. This definitely makes me appreciate all the blessings in my life and realize that no matter what speed bumps I may come across in life, someone else is probably going through something much worse. With God on my side, I can do anything and if I can brighten just one person's day by thinking positively then I have made a difference!