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Nederland native earns spot with Houston Texans Cheerleaders

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High kicks, low splits, bright smiles and swinging hair. That's what you see on the sidelines at the Houston Texans football games.

Nederland native, Brittan McDonald, is all smiles these days. Her new Houston Texans merchandise didn't come from a store. It came from the franchise itself.

She has specialized boots for the kickline, a personalized uniform for cheering and new poms for appearances.

McDonald is no stranger to the dance scene. She shimmied across the stage at recitals, strutted with the Nederland Westernaires in high school and took her talents to the football field at the University of Houston on it's dance team.

Now, she's taking her dancing to the professional level.

"I was ecstatic, more in a state of shock than anything. This journey so far has just been awesome and I really can't wait for the year to start," says McDonald.

After her name was announced, her first phone call was to her mom.

"She loves my dancing career and she supports me 100%. So, I called her and she was just freaking out. So, we were all really excited," she says

For little girls with big dreams, McDonald offers this advice.

"I have success right now.  But, it hasn't always been this easy. I work just as hard. I was dedicated and it took awhile before I could reach my success level and I feel like everyone should not give up and just continue to be persistent," she says.

Persistency paid off for McDonald who's goal was reached. Her bright smile will soon shine brighter under the stadium lights at Reliant Stadium.

"Our spirit for the Texans is awesome and I just can't wait to meet all the fans and get to see their expression when we make a touchdown; to actually be on the field cheering for a really awesome team," says McDonald.

Away from dancing McDonald loves to read, hang out with friends, and spend the summer by the pool.

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