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Calendar girls: Miami Dolphins cheerleaders dazzle at unveiling

 
 
Monica Velasco
Monica Velasco

Balloons, body paint and party poppers. The annual Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders’ Swimsuit Calendar Unveiling and Fashion Show is always a spectacle, but this year, it was more like an indoor carnival.

Besides revealing their 2015 calendar cover, the cheerleaders sported what seemed like an entire spectrum of swimwear styles, from designers such as Lila Nikole and Jypsea Swim, inside LIV nightclub at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Saturday night.

The fashion show featured more than your typical two-piece bikini. Some carried balloons, wore angel wings and even sprayed confetti to the delight of the crowd, which grew in number as each cheerleader paraded down the runway.

There was even a few choreographed dance numbers, including an ode to the Dolphins’ Week 4 match-up against the Oakland Raiders in London on Sept. 28. To the tune of Fergie’s London Bridge, the ladies danced along the main stage dressed like guards outside Buckingham Palace. Then, the wardrobe shifted to swimwear featuring the U.K. flag and Big Ben.

Later, after each cheerleader introduced their month on the calendar, the 2015 cover was revealed, which featured second-year cheerleader Monica Velasco (Miss May) in the foreground with inviting blue waters in the Dominican Republic behind her.

Velasco, who is also a nursing student at Miami-Dade College, cried initially, acknowledging her family and friends in attendance.

“When I saw my photo on the screen, I was very excited, I was extremely surprised,” she said, later Tweeting out a picture with the caption, “Indescribable feeling.”

Anthony Cave

The 2015 calendar, $17, can be ordered at www.DolphinsCheerleaders.com, and will ship in mid-September.

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