The ‘Queen’ of Cheer reveals how Netflix mega-hit changed her life
Aldama is very much the star of Netflix's latest mega-hit Cheer -- the six-part series which reveals the world of cheerleading at its mesmerizing, bone-crunching and jaw-dropping best. Mapping the season of Navarro College's dominant cheer squad, the viral sensation has changed the way thousands of people view the sport. I really set a high standard for myself," Aldama, who has become known as the "Queen of Cheer," told CNN Sport. The kids Aldama continually refers to throughout the show are the young adults who manage to secure a place on her acclaimed team. The work ethic that these kids have is top notch, they will come in and work, work, work.
North Texas’ Navarro College trending online after ‘Cheer’ hits Netflix
A new Netflix docuseries is providing an inside look at the rigorous training of Navarro College’s cheer squad — and people are loving it. “Cheer,” which premiered Wednesday, follows the highs and lows of the squad’s quest for a national title. Navarro College in Corsicana, about an hour southwest of Dallas, is where some of the nation’s top cheerleaders go to cheer under head coach Monica Aldama, according to the show. The squad has won 14 NCA Junior College Division National Championships and five Grand National Champions, held in Daytona Beach, Florida. “It is a raw look into the lives of college students who have come together to fight for a championship,” Aldama wrote on Facebook.