First Name: Kelsey
First Name: Kelsey
High School: Pequannock Township High School in New Jersey
University: Louisiana State University
Degree: Business Management
Career Goal: To become an entrepreneur of a dance and fitness studio and to help young students find their passions.
Song: “Super Bass” by Nicki Minaj
Book: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Quote: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Food: My mother’s lasagna
Movie: The Blind Side
TV Show: “So You Think You Can Dance” or “Dance Moms”
Pastime: Dance, working out, spending time with friends and family
Lifetime Goal: To be able to look back and say that I achieved all of my dreams or at least did all I could in my power to try
Best Habit: I never give up.
Worst Habit: I am very impatient.
Best experience of being a New Orleans Saintsation so far: The best experience was definitely our trip to Destin, Florida for our calendar shoot. It was an unforgettable experience to be able to bond with my teammates and make lifelong memories.
Best thing about being a Saintsation: The best part of being a New Orleans Saintsation is being a part of a team and being surrounded by my beautiful and intelligent teammates who have passions and goals similar to mine. There couldn’t be a better group of girls to share this experience with.
Advice for younger girls: Strive to succeed every single day! Set your aspirations high and don’t ever give up on your dreams. Don’t let a setback keep you down, but let them guide you to work even harder.
Trait you admire most in other people: Dedication. I love seeing others striving in whatever it is they are doing.
What is your most outstanding attribute: My dedication. No matter what it is I am doing, I am dedicated to it. I give my full effort in everything that I do and find a purpose to all things put in front of me. My dedication has helped me become extremely hard working and passionate and gives me the ability to strive to do any and everything.
Other than your family, who is a positive role model in your life: My dance teacher Tammy Putala has been the biggest influence in my life. She led me to my passion of dance by always finding the potential in me. Tammy made me work hard every single rehearsal, demanding nothing less than 110%. She always believed in me and supported and encouraged all of my dreams.
If you had the opportunity to travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why: I have always wanted to travel to Africa. I would love the opportunity to help out children in underprivileged communities.
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)