Reunited and it "Cheers" so Good!
Alumni Cheerleaders loves to find out what some of our fellow Alumni Cheerleaders members are doing now. We found out former Atlanta Falcons Cheerleader (1997) Phire Dawson is currently living in Los Angeles as a model and actress. She has worked on numerous commercials, print ads, and television shows, such as Bose, Burger King, Pepsi, Real Time Bill Maher, The Price is Right, Janice Dickinson Model Agency, The Bold and the Beautiful, just to name a few.
Phire was born and raised in Connecticut. Cheerleading became a part of her throughout middle school and high school and during the summers she danced. In high school, cheerleading was one of her favorite pastimes to make friends, be a part of a school program, as well as enjoy weekly or biweekly football and basketball games. Cheerleading was second nature for her and after moving to Atlanta to attend Spelman College, she naturally looked into continuing dance and cheering. In 1996, she danced and cheered for Team America, and dance and cheer team for the 1996 Olympics venue. Many of the ladies from Team America soon tried out for the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleading Squad. Phire decided to wait a year and try out for the Atlanta Falcons the following spring. To her surprise she made the team her first time trying out for a renowned cheerleading organization. Of course, she was thrilled and her family was equally excited for her. It was her first time experiencing watching a live professional football game and of course having the best seat in the Georgia Dome. Many of the young ladies from the squad became some of her lifelong friends. Dancing and cheering for the Falcons was a great experience for Phire and helped her grow on a professional dance and cheerleading level. Even though she only cheered for only one season, she walked away with a lot of memories and new friends.
Today, Phire is an actress and model in Southern California in the city of Los Angeles. She has had the privilege of working with Hollywood greats such as Bob Barker, Jay Leno, Drew Carey, Tyra Banks, Chris Harrison, Sports Illustrated model Rashomba, and many other great talents. With a busy schedule, Phire still found time to start a swimwear line called Phire Designs www.phiredesigns.com , which was also featured on TPIR. Along with the new season of the Price is Right and the new host, Drew Carey, the models began wearing new swimwear. Phire Designs is one of the designer swimsuits the models wear since two piece bikinis and sexy swimwear has been brought to daytime television. Phire Dawson, of Phire Designs donated two custom made swimsuit to raise money for the local Ronald McDonald House Tea and Tiara event.
Dawson says, Cheerleading for a professional team has taught her to work hard and do something that she loves. “I love what I do, and enjoy going to work.” You can currently catch Phire on the ABC commercial for their fall show line up.