In her first year with the Philadelphia Eagles as a cheerleader, Oahu native Corinne Chun was part of a franchise that won the Super Bowl in 2018. In his final year, the Eagles are back in the big game.
Chun was part of the cheerleading team at Kamehameha where the Warriors won three consecutive HHSAA titles from 2004 to 2006.
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She attended Oregon State and was on the cheer squad for one semester after choosing to focus on her academics. In 2012, she moved back to Oahu, where she was a special education teacher for five years at Lehoku Elementary School in Waianae, where she helped coach elementary cheerleaders and was on the coaching staff at Kamehameha.
When the Pro Bowl came to Hawaii and Chun was able to watch the NFL cheerleaders, she was inspired to take a leap of faith and try out for a team. She was selected to cheer for the Eagles in 2017.
In her sixth and final year with the team, she is the team captain. But she won’t be at the Super Bowl next Sunday, as she’s been selected to join a group of NFL cheerleaders that will participate in a Super Bowl celebration event for American troops in Japan.
After the season, Chun will return to academia, where she is working on her master’s degree. Chun is already a Registered Behavioral Technician working with students with autism, and she is now working on achieving her Board Certified Behavior Analyst certification.
“I mean, unforgettable,” Chun told KHON2 sports director Rob DeMello about his experience with the Eagles. “If you have to sum it up in one word, I never thought that being an NFL cheerleader would really encompass everything that she has. I just had this opportunity coming in as a rookie. Our Super Bowl season, when we won our first Lombardi Trophy for the city of Philadelphia and now finishing out my last year as a captain and being able to go back to another Super Bowl has been a truly incredible experience.
“I really hope to inspire the rest of my friends, as well as the rest of my friends that are in the NFL, to inspire young people, if it’s something that they’re really passionate about and want to do, So it’s definitely possible. It’s definitely a path you can take and hopefully I and others are an example that your dreams can come true.