Peyton Manning and the rest of the Denver Broncos roster will garner the majority of fan attention during Super Bowl XLVIII, but don’t forget to keep an eye out for the team’s stunning cheerleaders.
The Broncos cheerleaders are currently putting the finishing touches on their outfits and routines for Sunday’s appearance at MetLife Stadium. For team captain Heather Hartman, the Super Bowl will be all about bringing a bit of western flair to the east coast—the squad will be wearing its signature cowboy boots and chaps.
“We will definitely be practicing in our hotel rooms,” Hartman told Fox 31 in Denver. “We’re nervous for the game. We feel really prepared as cheerleaders.”
The Broncos cheerleaders are also putting in their time at the gym--Cosmopolitan interviewed several team members about their fitness habits. Emily M., a rookie cheerleader who also attends the University of Colorado, described how she’s preparing for the Super Bowl.
“My goal for this game is be toned, so I've been taking a lot of yoga classes at Core Power and going to the gym a lot to work my booty and abs,” she said. “I like going with friends to stay focused because you push each other more that way. We'll be bundled up on game day since it's in New York, but if we need to be in a half-top, I'll be ready.”
The 26-woman squad is already a big hit on social media. The Broncos Cheerleading squad’s official Twitter page has gained hundreds of followers this week, a trend that will only intensify before the big game.
Want to get a better look at the Broncos cheerleaders? Check out the photo gallery above. The officials bios of every Broncos cheerleader can also be viewed on the squad's official website.