This week, we take a look at the first Jills rookie to make a name for herself in Natalie. Prior to tryouts, she was commissioned by the Bills to write about her experiences going through the tryout process. When you consider how many girls were auditioning to be rookies this year and only 16 made the final cut, the Bills made a pretty good gamble on choosing Natalie. Ever since making the squad she's really thrown herself into it with her dancing and appearances. And when she's not in class working towards her degree, she probably spends as much time with her squadmates as she does with anyone else. Part of that is because she's actually from the Binghamton area here going to college for her degree in Speech and Hearing Science. But perhaps the biggest reason is because the Jills squad is pretty close-knit and while a large portion of the squad was in Jamaica for the calendar shoot (Natalie's shot was taken here in Western NY), she took some of that time to get to know other squadmates who stayed behind. She even joined several of her squadmates on the runway in Ryan Miller's Catwalk for Charity a few weeks ago. The 80s-themed event had Natalie and Alyssa dressed up as a pair of Robert Palmer's girls. Personally, I like Natalie and Alyssa's smiling versions better than the original expressionless girls...but that's me. Natalie's secondary photo is from the opener against Miami. Before each home game, several Jills dancers perform in Lot C at 11:30. Shown posing for the camera are Natalie and Loren, who’ve been best of friends since bonding in May when most of the rest of the squad was in Jamaica for the calendar shoot.
We've already gone into her personality a little bit as far as why she's on the squad...and her beauty is obvious. Here's a video from 1st cuts showing Natalie's dancing ability to add the icing on the cake.
You can read more about Natalie at http://buffalojills.net/article.asp?id=1961258 and make sure to check out the blog of her tryout experiences at http://buffalojills.net/article.asp?id=1761784