Final auditions for the Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders were held at the Forum in Inglewood on Sunday, April 17. The competitors were winnowed down to 66 finalists from more than 400 who auditioned. The judges included Basement Beats' Demetrius Bledsoe; Beverly Hills hairstylist Nick Chavez; celebrity voice coach Nick Cooper; Lisa Estrada, the Lakers' VP of entertainment and facilities; Pro Football Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk, who played for the Rams in St. Louis; film/TV producer Jamala Gaither; Angela King-Twitero, a former NFL cheerleader, who designed the uniforms for the Rams Cheerleaders; former ballerina Emily Pastoors, who's married to Rams executive Tony Pastoors; and Rams cheer choreographer John Peters. The Rams' director of cheerleaders is Keely Fimbres-Bledsoe. Rams reporter and emcee for the final auditions was Dani Klupenger. The final auditions included a Q&A, a bathing suit segment and a performance routine. The final squad of 28 cheerleaders was announced at the event, with the help of Rams mascot Rampage.
All photos by Ernie Manrique