Monica Aldama is a prominent American cheerleading coach. Monica Aldama has also appeared on the TV show ‘Dancing with the Stars and a Netflix original docuseries ‘Cheer’.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Education
Monica Aldama was born on February 9, 1970, and she is currently 52 years old. She hails from Corsicana, Texas, and her zodiac sign is Aquarius.
There is no information regarding her parents, siblings, and other family details. Further, she has Spanish ancestry.
Talking about her educational details, she graduated from Corsicana High School and later enrolled at Tyler Junior College.
At Tyler Junior College, she joined the cheerleading squad. She subsequently transferred to the University of Texas at Austin.
There, she earned a B.B.A. in Finance from the McCombs School of Business. Further, she was also a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity.
Later on, she went on to graduate from the University of Texas at Tyler with a Master of Business Administration.
She stands tall at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches and her weight is around 56 kg.
Besides these, there is no information regarding her chest-waist-hip measures, dress size, shoe size, etc. Further, she has blonde hair and brown eyes.
Moving on, she has a net worth estimation of approximately 1 million dollars.
Career and Professional Life
Professionally, Monica Aldama is a famous cheerleading coach. She is popular as the coach of the co-ed cheerleading team at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas.
Under her leadership of her, the Navarro College Bulldogs have earned a national reputation for excellence in cheerleading.
The cheerleader’s squads have won 14 NCA National Championships in their division since the year 2000. Other than this, the team has also bagged 5 “Grand National” designations.
“Grand National” status is bestowed upon the team with the highest overall score in that year’s competition.
Likewise, her team also holds the record for the highest score achieved at NCA College Nationals. People have called her cheerleading program a “dynasty” and her athletes refer to her as the “Queen.”
Furthermore, the cheerleader’s success has had her appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show as well as Oprah’s live tour.
Appearing on Cheer and Dancing With The Stars
Similarly, in the year 2020, Monica Aldama is featured in a Netflix docuseries called Cheer. The program’s focus on the 2019 Navarro College coed cheerleading team introduced the sport to a wide audience.
Likewise, documentarian Greg Whiteley directed the docuseries Cheer. Until this series, Greg was most popular for his football-related documentary Last Chance U.
Both Cheer and Last Chance U empathetically follow college athletes struggling with injuries and challenges in their personal lives.
Moreover, Cheer centers its narrative on her mentorship. It is generally nurturing even as mounting injuries to her athletes lead her to make pragmatic decisions in support of the team’s goal of winning the national championship at Daytona Beach, Florida.
Responses to the portrayal of Aldama in the series emphasize the resulting stress. TV critic Hank Stuever of the Washington Post describes the cheerleader’s dedication as “fierce (and occasionally fearsome).”
To critic Jia Tolentino of The New Yorker, the Texan cheerleader “rules the program with a fearsomely controlled demeanor interrupted by flickers of maternal warmth.”
This series overall highlights her perfectionism of her, encapsulated in her hallmark conviction about practice: “You keep going until you get it right, then you keep going until you can’t get it wrong.”
Furthermore, on 2 September 2020, there was an announcement that she will participate in the 29th season of Dancing with the Stars.
The cheerleader partnered with Val Chmerkovskiy for this show. The dancing duo got eliminated in the 7th week and ended up in the 10th rank overall.
Monica Aldama is a married woman. Her husband is Chris Aldama and he is available on Instagram as @chrisaldama1.
Browsing through his profile, it seems like Chris is a singer and guitarist. Likewise, the couple has two children namely daughter Kristian Alexandra (or Ally) and son Austin Aldama.
Their daughter is also a cheerleader. Moreover, as of May 2020, Austin turned 24 years old whereas Ally is 21 years old as of January 2021.
Ally is engaged and her fiancée is Trevor Denbow. Trevor proposed to Ally on 13 December 2020 at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. Before this, Ally and Trevor had been in a romantic relationship for over 6 years.
Talking about her social media presence, Monica Aldama joined Twitter in March 2009 and so far has over 44.3K followers as of January 2021.
Moreover, her username on this platform is @monicaaldama. Likewise, her username on Instagram is @monicaaldama.
This account boasts exactly 570 post shares and more than 652k followers while writing this biography. Moreover, she also has a Youtube channel called “Monica Aldama”.
She created this channel on April 3, 2009. So far, it has garnered over 2.6 million views and 23.9K subscribers.