The New England Patriots Cheerleaders are a blast to watch! What does it take to be on their Dance Squad or Promotional Model Squad? It's not easy or inexpensive; hair extensions, tanning, training, manicures ... Here is the squad in action...

Interested in auditioning to become a Patriots cheerleader? Here is a helpful tutorial video.

According to my close, personal friends at Wikipedia, there are 33 members of the squad that make appearances on and off the field with Pat the Patriot and they have an annual calendar that ends up, in Christmas stockings every year. I didn't know that there are also Junior Patriots Cheerleaders, for a fee of $425.00 girls from 7-17 years old are allowed to join.

Some notable Patriots Cheerleader alumni are:

Kristin Vaughn (2003-2004), Miss massachusetts 2005

Meghan Vasconcellos (2006), Wife of Lonie Paxton and a model

Alysha Castonguay (2006-2008), she was Miss Teen Rhode Island 2002, and Miss Rhode Island USA 2009

Kelsey Fournier was another Miss Rhode Island from 2012 and cheered for the Pats 2009-2011

Lauren Marchetti was a contestant on The Bachelor Season 17 and cheered the 2010-2011 season

Jessica Strom (2015-present) was Miss New Hampshire USA 2016

Julia Scaparotti (2015-2016) was Miss Massachusetts USA 2017

There is  a prep workshop offered to interested auditioners for $125!

NFL cheerleaders don't make a lot of money, they do it for their passion of football and their team. Personally, I would love to see more of the cheerleaders. After watching them at training camp, I discovered a new appreciation for them. Would you like to see more from the Pats' cheerleaders? Comment on our Fan Page.