By Shondiin Silversmith
That is what Veronica Ann Lind believed when she went to audition for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, possibly the most famous cheer squad in pro sports.
Lind said she first wanted to be a "DCC," as she calls it, when she watched the Cowboys' games on TV as a child growing up in Austin, Texas.
Her family has roots in Fort Defiance, but she was born in Panama and has lived in Texas for much of her 23 years.
"I first decided to be a DCC when I was a very young girl," she said. "My stepdad, a strong cheerleaders supporter, always told me I would be a DCC."
I wonder what Lind's goal will be when she no longer qualifies to be a "DCC." Which should happen in a few short years.
At least she didn't get the job by dressing up as a stereotypical Indian princess. I hope.
For more on the subject, see Male Warriors and Female Princesses and Native Girls Judged on "Poise," Makeup.