Welcome to the Costume Lounge by Angela King Designs
Sit back and relax in The Costume Lounge - a blog by Angela King Designs and Go Wild! Wear. Since 1989, AKD has been creating top fashions in cheerleading, dance and performance wear. In the Costume Lounge, we discuss today's hottest trends and topics, who's wearing what, how to get the competitive edge in performance fashion and more. Once you are caught up on the latest news, browse our fashions at www.gowildwear.com or drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for stopping by!
The judges have selected 30 contestants to advance to the video introduction round of the 2014 AKD Sports Model Search! One woman will be selected as the 2014 Face of AKD! Congratulations again to all of the contestants. Check back for video releases on March 21!
30 FINALISTS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER:
Alexandra F Alyssa D Antonia N April F Ashley A Ashley H Ashley T Brianna B Cindy N Danica O Danielle C Danielle W Desiree C Heather K Jacqueline H Jessica S Jozie L Katie B Kristena W Liz H LonRai J Madison D Mariel L Meghan B Michelle S Natalie C Natalie S Rebecca S Toni G Wendy Z
Over 6,500 votes were cast, and YOU selected the top 60 semi-finalists vying to become the 2014 Face of AKD! These young ladies will now go on to be reviewed by the celebrity judging panel. Check back next week when we announce the Top 30 Finalists in the 2014 AKD Sports Model Search!
View All Contestants Meet Celebrity Judges Semifinalists in alphabetical order, followed by number of votes received: Alanna P 66 Alexandra F 66 Alixandra B 76 Alyssa D 130 Amber M 259 Andrea G 235 Antonia N 142 April F 56 Ashleen B 47 Ashley A 64 Ashley G 97 Ashley H 178 Ashley T 63 Brianna B 161 Brittany O 47 Caitlin B 181 Callie C 67 Catelyn G 192 Chelsea B 71 Christina D 162 Cindy N 205 Claire M 325 Danica O 96 Danielle C 97 Danielle W 143 Desiree C 108 Felicia K 202 Gabrielle D 196 Heather F 48 Heather K 185 Jacqueline H 121 Jennifer M 81 Jessica F 90 Jessica S 134 Jozie L 226 Julia P 151 Kate M 80 Katie B 91 Kristena W 567 (Top vote recipient!) Lauren P 122 Liz H 66 LonRai J 99 Madison D 150 Mariel L 105 Meghan B 89 Michelle C 92 Michelle S 118 Natalie B 182 Natalie C 54 Natalie S 103 Nicole G 59 Rebecca S 71 Samantha R 186 Sarah S 110 Shayna P 115 Sloane A 315 Stephanie E 84 Tayloranne S 127 Toni G 284 Vanessa F 56 Wendy Z 296
Are you a current or former performer for a college, semi-pro or professional team? Do you have charisma and love to be in front of the camera? Are you ready to represent the most recognized brand in professional cheerleading and dance attire? Apply now to become the 2014 Face of AKD and follow in the footsteps of 2012 winner Toni Damico of the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders and 2013 winner Alexa Kobylarz of the Brooklynettes and the New Orleans Hornets "Honeybees." The winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to Texas to appear in the official AKD photo shoot, headlining Gowildwear.com and Facebook marketing throughout 2014. What else?!? The winner's most recent team will WIN FREE PRACTICE ATTIRE for the entire team for the 2014 season.
JENISE FITZPATRICK Phone: 1-877-97-GO-AKD x714 Email: email@example.com Location: Ripon, California Territory: Alaska, Idaho, Northern California, Oregon, Washington Background:
San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush Cheerleader 1995-2000
E2k events, Associate Producer, 2000-2001
San Jose State University, Head Cheer & Dance Coach, 2000-2004
NFL Mexico Pro Cheerleader Tours Director, 2000-2002
University of the Pacific, Dance Team Coach, 2004-2008
San Jose Sabercats Cheerleader, 2003-2004
E2k Sports Game Day Entertainment for the San Francisco 49ers, 2001-present
ESPN East West Shrine Game Halftime Show, Assistant Choreographer, 2001-2002
San Jose State University, BA in Child Development
Stanislaus State University, Teaching credentials in Special Education and General Education
Special Education Teacher, 2001-2007
ABOUT JENISE FITZPATRICK:
Jenise joins our team located in sunny Northern California. Jenise first wore an AKD uniform as a Cheerleader for the 49ers Gold Rush. While cheering with the 49ers, Jenise attended two American bowls in Japan and Vancouver, entertained U.S. troops in Bosnia, Hungary and Croatia, and toured with NFL Mexico. Jenise later returned as a pro cheer performer for the San Jose Sabercats. Jenise continued to excel within the cheerleading and dance industry as a director for collegiate teams and working within E2K Entertainment, producing and choreographing for multiple teams, tours and events. Recently, Jenise returned to San Francisco to perform with the Gold Rush 30th Anniversary at Candlestick Park, alongside our very own Angela King-Twitero. The experience reminded Jenise of the friendships made on that field, and the true honor of cheering within the National Football League. Today Jenise enjoys being a wife and a mother of three children. Jenise looks forward to showing teams and directors the exceptional quality and customer service available with Angela King Designs.
Former Colts Cheerleader Training Program Director
Going Pro Entertainment, Choreographer & Consultant
Academy of Dance Arts, Dance Instructor
University of Kentucky, UK Dance Ensemble
University of Southern Indiana, Major in Public Relations, Minor in Psychology
ABOUT TESSA CACCAVALLO:
Tessa Caccavallo joins Angela King Designs as the Style Pro for the Great Lakes Region. Tessa brings with her great experience as a performer, choreographer and director. Tessa moved to Indianapolis from Kentucky in 2006 to pursue her dream of becoming a NBA dancer for the Indiana Pacers. Prior to joining the Pacemates, Tessa danced, choreographed and coached for an arena football team and a minor league baseball team. For one season, she performed at the University of Kentucky before eventually earning a degree at the University of Southern Indiana. After dancing with the Pacers for three seasons, Tessa achieved the ultimate goal of dancing for a second professional team and league, becoming an Indianapolis Colts Cheerleader. She danced on the sidelines at Superbowl XLIV, performing with Gretchen Wilson and Cheap Trick. Tessa served as a squad captain her second year. She received accolades as a performer for Armed Forces Entertainment in Japan, representing the NFL in Mexico City and was voted Pro Bowl Cheerleader by her teammates. Tessa has been featured in Maxim, SI.com, NFL.com and many other online and print publications. Since retiring in 2011, Tessa remains active with professional organizations. She has choreographed numerous routines for the Colts Cheerleaders and helped develop the first ever Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders Training Program, which provided coaching and mentoring for aspiring NFL Cheerleaders. She serves as an audition consultant for Going Pro Entertainment and teaches dance classes at the Academy of Dance Arts in Fishers, IN. Recently she founded Betties & Belles, a performance troupe in Indianapolis. Tessa is a proud mother and wife. Welcome Tessa!
At Angela King Designs, it's been our honor for many years to outfit the beautiful NFL Cheerleaders of the St. Louis Rams. The Rams Cheerleaders usually opt to wear an AKD Black Label metallic navy and gold uniform with beautiful Swarovski crystal logo work.
"The Rams Cheerleaders uniform is one of the most stunning designs in pro cheerleading," said designer Angela King-Twitero, "especially under the Edward Jones Dome lights! Many other organizations contact us inquiring how they can model after the sophistication of this custom uniform."
The Rams Cheerleaders have a few other AKD attire themes they present throughout the year from holiday to throwback to sporty. Enjoy these looks courtesy of the St. Louis Rams!