Name: Tiffany Pearl
Years Cheered: 2005, 2007-2010
Captain and 2010 Pro Bowl Cheerleader
Most memorable “on field” MDC experience: Stepping out onto the field was special for me every game! The adrenalin I would get lining up to start our pre-game performance where we charged the field was always one of my favorite parts of game day.
One more specific memorable moment would be when I was announced Pro Bowl cheerleader. It was always a dream of mine and I remember them showing a short videos on the jumbo-tron just as we were set to perform an end zone dance. With all eyes on the screen, when we realized what they were about to announce its seemed like the whole world was frozen around me until I heard my name. After it was announced we jumped right into performing and that might have been my most energetic full out performance ever. The excitement I was feeling at that moment is so special and definitely unforgettable.
Most memorable “off field” MDC experience: As a Miami Dolphins Cheerleader we get to have many “once in a lifetime” type of experiences. During my time on the team I was fortunate enough to be able to travel on two military tours overseas to perform for our troops. These trips gave us the opportunity to bring a piece of home to our soldiers and brighten their day. We have done so many unique things while on tours such as ride in Bradley’s, Black Hawks, participate in military trainings and see parts of the world I couldn’t have dreamed of. For me the memories I shared with my teammates during these trips were by far my most memorable off fields experiences.
Most valuable lesson learned as an MDC: During my time on the team I learned a number of valuable lessons. From the importance of having confidence in yourself to learning how to communicate with people of all cultures, the Miami dolphins really helped me grow into the women I am today. The interaction you share with up to 40 women on a daily basis really helps to develop your communication skills and made me a more well-rounded culturally educated person.
Current Occupation: I currently own my own business called Miss Fanatic where I sell apparel and accessories to the sports industry including the NCAA and most recently the NBA. When cheering for the Miami Dolphins I saw a void in the market for fashionable women’s sports apparel. The Director asked me to create some looks for an upcoming show which received an overwhelming response and requests for purchase. Women account for 85% of all consumer purchases and that audience wasn’t getting the attention it deserved. Women fans want to show support for their team year round and my collection is designed with that in mind. I offer items that can take you from the beach to game day or even a night out on the town. The Miss Fanatic brand contributes to the excitement and support communities across the country share for their teams.
Accomplishments: As I reflect back I think of some of my accomplishments such as obtaining my bachelor’s degree and graduating with honors, cheering for the Miami dolphins in the NFL, dancing for the Orlando magic in the NBA, traveling the world and having a great circle of loving supportive family and friends are all major accomplishments for me. But the hardest one yet has been the development and execution of my company Miss Fanatic. Seeing the company grown into a thriving nationally known business is very rewarding. Success starts with a vision and a plan, It also takes passion and relentless drive. For me if you believe in yourself and are persistent on achieving your goals you can accomplish anything. I had always dreamed of owning my own company and have now made that dream a reality.
MISS FANATIC in the running for a grant and how to vote: I have lots of goals and growth plans for the future of my company and have recently entered into a contest for the opportunity to be granted $250,000 for the business! The grant money would afford me the means to bring on additional team members to help develop, execute, grow and expose the business to a larger audience. If you could please share your support and go to the Chase link at www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/search and type in my company name MISS FANATIC your vote would be extremely appreciated! Votes must be submitted by 11/15/13 and you need a Facebook account to vote. Thank you for your support Dolphin fans and GO FINS!!
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