First Name: Jessica
First Name: Jessica
High School: Satsuma High School
University: University of South Alabama
Degree: Cardiorespiratory Care
Career Goal: To successfully assess my patients and improve their lung function
Color: Mint Green
Song: Anything I can jam out to
Book: Think Like A Man Act Like A Lady by Steve Harvey
Quote: “Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.” -Rumi
Food: Snow crab legs
Movie: Nightmare on Elm Street and Poltergeist
TV Show: “The Walking Dead” or “So You Think You Can Dance”
Pastime: Cuddling with my baby girl when she isn’t in diva mode and allows me!
Lifetime Goal: To be that inspirational and independently fortified woman my daughter will always look up to!
Best Habit: Being patient
Worst Habit: Overanalyzing
Best experience of being a New Orleans Saintsation so far: The honor of traveling to Miami, Florida for Super Bowl XLIV and taking home the victory in my first year as a member of the team! I was able to be a part of that history making moment and can one day tell the story to my grandchildren, informing them that they have a pretty amazing grandmother on their hands.
Best thing about being a Saintsation: Definitely has to be game days! The energy that exudes the Superdome is like nothing I’ve ever experienced and all eyes are on you! I love my Who Dat Nation! Geaux Saints!
Advice for younger girls: Never tell yourself or let anyone else tell you that you cannot do something because the sky is the limit! I am from the small city of Mount Vernon located in Alabama and traveled to Metairie, Louisiana, where tryouts were held in the New Orleans Saints practice facility, in order to take notes of the process and return next year prepared. As an honored unexpected surprise to myself as well as my family, I made the team! As a little girl I’ve always looked up to the NFL cheerleaders thinking I could never be them and look where I am now!
Trait you admire most in other people: : Humbleness, no matter how high you are remember there is always the possibility of hitting rock bottom!
What is your most outstanding attribute: Forgiving, I always find it in my heart to forgive. It goes against my nature not to.
Other than your family, who is a positive role model in your life: The Lord above! He is the ultimate reason I want to be my best self! I thank Him for everything!
If you had the opportunity to travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why: Somewhere exotic such as Hawaii! I would absolutely love to learn the art of hula dancing which could be another style I could check from my dance list! The beautiful people are easy on the eyes as well!
Saintsation Kriste recounts being chosen as a 2017 Pro Bowl cheerleader and what the honor means to herself as well as her fellow teammates (New Orleans Saints Video)
The final year Saintsations reminisce and give a farewell at the end of the 2016-17 season, which means a new beginning for each of them. A special thank you to Brandy, Brittany, Sarah, Summer and Willnelda for all of their hard work and contribution to the New Orleans Saints.
Saintsation Willnelda says goodbye and thank you to everyone who impacted her during the four years she was a New Orleans Saintsation (New Orleans Saints Video)
Saintsation Summer says good bye and thank you to everyone who impacted her during her times as a New Orleans Saintsation (New Orleans Saints Video)