For the first time in the team’s 50-year history, the Miami Dolphins are searching for cheerleaders in Latin America.
The NFL team announced Thursday that auditions will be held in March and April in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, as well as South Florida.
“We are looking for beautiful women with great personalities and charisma that can cheer our fans,” said Dorie Grogan, director of entertainment and brand impact for the Dolphins.
Grogan said she expects the team to bring at least one cheerleader from each country to the United States, but she is uncertain how many women would be selected from the Latin American countries.
The auditions will be held at the JW Marriot Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro on March 3, at the Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center on March 6, at a yet-to-be-announced location in Mexico City on March 12, and April 2 at the Four Points by Sheraton Bogota hotel.
Candidates in South Florida will audition on April 23 at the team’s training headquarters in Davie. Final auditions will be held at Nova Southeastern University on May 1.
The new cheerleaders will have one-year contracts, and the Miami Dolphins will help the cheerleaders get the proper authorization to work in the United States.
All of the women auditioning must have turned 18 before May 1, graduated from high school before June 1, and have a valid passport.
Miami Herald writer Leila Miller contributed to this report.