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Nicole Mendrala of the Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders poses, Saturday, February 27, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA. (Will Navarro/LA Rams)

Nicole M.

Dance Instructor

Hometown: San Diego

Tenure: Rookie


What was your favorite academic subject growing up? When I was growing up I always loved writing class. To this day I take time every morning to write in my journal!

If you could make one change in the world, what would it be? As human beings, we tend to fear people that are different from us. However, if I could make one change in the world, I would replace that fear with empathy and understanding

Who is your biggest fan? My biggest fans have always been my grandparents. For the past 20 years of my dance career, I have had memories of seeing their smiling faces in the audience at every recital, game, and competition I performed at. It has been especially amazing to experience their unwavering support throughout the audition process for the 2020 LA Rams Cheerleaders!

Do pineapples belong on pizza? Pineapples ABSOLUTELY belong on pizza.

What's next on your bucket list? The next adventure on my bucket list is to break a world record!

Most adventurous thing you've ever done in your life? The most adventurous thing I have ever done in my life was parasailing 800 feet into the air while in Hawaii. I was so terrified at first but once I was in the air, I felt invincible.

Describe your dream vacation. My dream vacation is to travel to Belize with my mom. We traveled there together a few summers ago and discovered our happy place. We have been dreaming of going back since the second we returned home!

How did you get your start dancing? My mom decided to enroll me in dance lessons because as a little girl, I was painfully shy and she thought it would help me break out of my shell. Sure enough, she was right! (As moms always are)

Most embarrassing dance memory? My most embarrassing dance memory was going to do a leap and slipping right onto my tailbone. I had to walk around school for an entire week with an ice pack in my pants.

Your go-to karaoke song? My go-to karaoke song is "Baby" by Justin Bieber.

What is your guilty pleasure? My guilty pleasure is chocolate. I am a chocoholic.

How would your best friend describe you? My best friend would describe me as empathetic, warm, and goofy.

Coffee or tea? Both! I drink a cup of coffee every morning and a cup of tea every night.

Favorite thing about Los Angeles? My favorite thing about Los Angeles is that it is a place where people from all over the world come to follow their dreams. There is nothing better than being in a city filled with so much passion and drive.

Favorite charity or cause that you love to support?  love any charity or cause that involves supporting women who have endured hardship or abuse. Women are superheroes!

Advice to your younger self? If I could give advice to my younger self I would say this- "Nicole, be authentically you and stop worrying so much about what others think of you. What's meant to go will go, and what's meant to stay will stay. Love on yourself just as much as you love on others and most importantly, believe in your power because it is limitless!"

What would it mean to you to be a Rams cheerleader? Being a Rams Cheerleader would mean the absolute world to me. Being a part of such an iconic family that is not only filled with talented dancers, but also community ambassadors would be nothing short of a dream come true.