To maintain an unrealistic body image, Victoria Kalina experienced a significant eating disorder!

Victoria adopted unhealthy eating habits after joining the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders to fit into the uniform.

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The Netflix docuseries America’s Sweethearts: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (DCC) sheds light on the story of Victoria Kalino, who became a victim of eating disorder and depression after dealing with pressure to maintain a slim figure.

She had an unhealthy attitude towards eating and severe mental disorders, including anxiety and depression, which escalated during her time in the squad.

Similarly, she mentioned that, “When I look [at myself] in the uniform, I’m always like, oh, man, I need to lose at least three pounds.”

Moreover, Victoria Kalina revealed that comments about her weight from the cheer squad’s director and her Instagram followers significantly led her to binge-eating episodes.

She explained that she would binge eat to cope with emotions, then purge to fit into the cheerleading uniform, creating a harmful cycle. However, recently, she has shown resilience and determination in managing her health.

America’s Sweethearts: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

IMDb Documentary

Follows the 2023-24 Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders squad their auditions and training camp and finally the ending of the Cowboys season predictably ended in the NFC Wild Card Round.

CreatorGreg Whiteley
Release DateJune 20, 2024
StudioOne Potato Productions, Boardwalk Pictures
CastKelli Finglass, Judy Trammell, Victoria Kalina
WritersGreg Whiteley 
Runtime45 minutes
RatingTV-14

Victoria Kalina says, ‘Cheering for the Dallas Cowboys is my dream, but it’s also the thing that hurts me.’

America’s Sweethearts: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders is a series that shows what it takes to get into those bright white knee-high boots.

Victoria grew up wanting to become a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, inspired by her mother, Tina Kalina, a former DCC member.

Despite setbacks, she made it to the team in 2019. Moreover, Victoria Kalina, a fourth-year veteran, shared valuable prior experience with the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.

However, she also felt disappointed when she did not make it to the group leader and openly shared about her struggles with mental health and body image issues.

Not only Victoria but many former cheerleaders have mentioned how the DCC organization’s strict weight standards have led to an eating disorder.

Today, Victoria is no longer a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader but has taken on additional roles as a dance teacher and a member of the DCC Show Group, maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Nevertheless, her journey includes a commitment to mental well-being, and she often shares positive and inspiring messages with aspiring dancers.

Additional Information

  • The featured cheerleading group is the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders (DCC) is the National Football League cheerleading squad for the Dallas Cowboys team.
  • Victoria Kalina was born on October 28, 1999, in the United States, and she is 24 years old now. She began her dancing journey at the age of 2 at Top Har Dance Centre.
  • She has experience in different types of dances, such as Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip-hop, Lyrical dancing, and Musical Theatre.
Janavi Rajbhandari
Janavi Rajbhandari
Currently studying computer science, I am diving into the complex world of technology. I also have a deep passion for writing and storytelling which is how I found my true calling as a content writer. I have combined the logical thinking that I learned from computer science with my creative side to offer a unique perspective.

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