New Charger Girls To Be Announced Thursday

J.D. HarrisonContributor IApril 6, 2009

The San Diego Chargers are recognized hands down, as having the most beautiful cheerleaders in the world, and on Thursday morning, the new squad will be introduced.

The chance to become a Charger Girl turned out a record 420 women to the University of San Diego’s Jenny Craig Pavilion Sunday morning. By the end of the day, 68 talented finalists were selected to compete for a spot on the 28-member team.

A wide variety of woman showed up to audition. Twenty-seven of them have danced for other teams, and one even came all the way from Japan.

“It’s great to see the program continue to grow in popularity,” Charger Girls Director Lisa Simmons said. “The Chargers also came off another great football season, and everybody reaps the reward of that.” 
Girls from last year’s team are required to audition again. However, veterans are given a bye through the first round and join the audition in round two. 
“With the Chargers being the only NFL team in Southern California, our talent pool pulls from Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and throughout the region,” Simmons said. “We have candidates that don’t currently live here but will relocate if they make the team.”
The woman are to go through a series of interviews Tuesday and on Wednesday night, the finalists will perform a final dance routine, where the judges will select the new squad.