NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- This week’s Cheer Spotlight shines on Titans Cheerleader Jojo, a second-year veteran who has been dancing since she was three years old. Constantly hustling, Jojo always has her hands on a 100 things at once as she follows her many business pursuits as an entrepreneur.
A Tennessee native, Jojo grew up in Clarksville, TN, and lucky for us, she never left! Read below to learn more about TTC Jojo!
If you could be a Disney Princess, which would you choose?
If I could be a Disney Princess it would be Cinderella— the latest Cinderella movie teaches us to always “be kind and have courage” which are two values I apply to my life daily.
What have you gained from this cheer opportunity within the NFL?
I have gained a confidence that was so unexpected for me. Having a child changes your WHOLE life—including your body. I had begun to dance professionally a few years ago, and when I announced that I was pregnant, people immediately started doubting my abilities. All of this constant negative energy and criticism shattered my self-confidence. One of my favorite quotes comes from Taraji P. Henson, “If you listen to people, if you allow people to project their fears on to you, you won’t live.” I owed it to myself to pursue my dreams and better myself for my child, and making this team two years in a row did exactly that while proving everyone else wrong. Becoming a Titans Cheerleader taught me to never let the negative energy from my past stop me from having a great future for not only myself, but my child and my future children.
What is your favorite food?
I HAVE to have pineapples. For some reason, I just feel ten times better after eating 12 pieces. Yes, 12.
What location is on the top of your travel bucket list?
My dream vacation is to travel to Greece— Perfect stay: wide open hotel room (no windows, no doors), huge outside shower with flowers and vines covering me, right off the ocean, pampered hand and foot, all the wine, and just me, myself, and I—no one else.
If you could have any superpower which would you choose?
_If I could obtain any superpower, it would be super strength like Thor. I would like to be called “Goddess of Thunder” from now on—on game day, please and thank you. _
What is your favorite type of workout?
_ANYTHING ABS! I could literally do abs all day every day. _
_My favorite workout: _
- Hold plank position on hands
- Lift right or left arm to head
- Touch arm on head to opposite arm’s wrist—twisting your torso and coming back up to hold 3x15 each side ;)
If you played football, what position would you play?
QB BABY! One interesting fact about me is I have a great throwing arm!
How has being an NFL Cheerleader impacted your career?
_Becoming an NFL Cheerleader has taught me a level of professionalism and accountability that I can take with me for the rest of my life. The words “Titans Cheerleader” on my resume have opened a new world of performance opportunities because the entertainment industry in Nashville knows how well we carry ourselves on and off the field and how hard we work on a daily basis. I have booked modeling, as well as music video work, and was even cast as the lead in an independent film all because they saw me performing on game day or in a Titans photo. _
This week’s Cheer Spotlight shines on Titans Cheerleader Jojo, a second-year veteran who has been dancing since she was three years old. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)