Show Me Your Pom-Poms: The 40 Finest Cheerleaders from the Bring It On Franchise
The Bring It On franchise has provided us gentlemen with pointless storylines (save for the first movie) and some delightful eye candy over the years.
The first installment, Bring It On, starred Kirsten Dunst, Eliza Dushku and Gabrielle Union and was a commercial success in 2000. This spawned the release of four direct-to-video sequels, which starred some of today's up-and-coming young actresses.
The sequels included Bring It On Again (2004), Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006), Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007) and Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009).
All of these movies featured some sort of plot where there were a group of rival cheerleaders competing amongst one another.
Let's be honest. If any of us, at least us guys, would admit to watching these movies, it's for one reason: We like seeing gorgeous girls wearing skimpy outfits.
No. 40: Brittany Carson
Role: Whitney in Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009)
Besides her appearance in Bring It On: Fight to the Finish, Brittany Carson has appeared in only three other movies, all of them short films. One of them, Death in Charge, was very well-received by a bevy of film festivals in 2009.
No. 39: Rachele Brooke Smith
Role: Avery in Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009)
After appearing in 17 Again in 2009, we've seen Rachele Brooke Smith in Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel and most recently in television programs Glee and How I Met Your Mother and the musical motion picture Burlesque with Cher and Christina Aguilera.
No. 38: Nikki SooHoo
Role: Christina in Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009)
Nikki SooHoo is primarily known for her work in television, having guest starred in programs like No Ordinary Family, Private Practice, The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and The War at Home.
As of now, she is a student at UCLA.
No. 37: Faune A. Chambers
Role: Monica in Bring It On Again (2004)
After appearing as a dancer in Everybody Loves Raymond, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin Powers in Goldmember, we've seen Faune A. Chambers in Bring It On Again, White Chicks, Epic Movie and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
No. 36: Jessica Nicole Fife
Role: Sierra in Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006)
This actress, who has starred in only two films, was reportedly a cheerleader in high school
No. 35: Anniese Taylor Dendy
Role: Aeysha in Bring It On: It It to Win It (2007)
According to IMDB, this is the only movie or television program Dendy has appeared in. A gorgeous woman like this shouldn't have that much trouble finding work.
No. 34: Jobeth Locklear
Role: Flamingo team captain in Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007)
She's been in just three movies, most recently the short Keep It Hairy.
You can follow her in Twitter at http://twitter.com/jblocklear.
No. 33: Giovonnie Samuels
Role: Kirresha in Bring It On: All or Nothing (2007)
Giovonnie Samuels is mostly known for her work in television, including All That, Fatherhood and her role as Nia in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, as well as the movie Freedom Writers.
No. 32: Kierstin Koppel
Role: Sarah in Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007)
Kierstin Koppel has appeared in only three films and was most recently seen in Sammy's Adventures: The Secret Passage.
No. 31: Meagan Holder
Role: Kayla in Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009)
After appearing in Bring It On: Fight to the Finish, Meagan Holder has starred in You Again with Kristen Bell and has made guest appearances on ABC Family's Make It or Break It.
No. 30: Holland Roden
Role: Skyler in Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009)
Holland Roden has made a number of appearances on well-known television programs, including Lost, Cold Case, Weeds, Community and Criminal Minds.
Roden is set to star in the upcoming TV series Teen Wolf, a re-make of the old film set to air on MTV.
No. 29: Danielle Savre
Role: Brianna in Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006)
Danielle Savre has been acting since she was a child, making appearances in The X-Files, Grounded For Life and Summerland before starring in Bring It On: All or Nothing. Since then, Savre was the lead in Kaya, a failed TV series, and had a recurring role on Heroes.
No. 28: Jane Park Smith
Role: Reporter in Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007)
Korean-native Jane Park Smith, who moved to the United States when she was two years old, has appeared in a number of television programs and movies, often times as a reporter.
Smith is an actress, model and television host who has appeared in television shows like 24, Bones and Rizzoli and Isles. Most recently, she could be seen in the movie Quarantine.
She's also done voice-over work for commercials and has been seen in some commercials.
No. 27: Anne Judson-Yager
Role: Whittier in Bring It On Again (2004)
After appearing in Bring It On Again, Anne Judson-Yager has appeared in three television movies and was most recently seen in an episode of House, M.D.
No. 26: Cindy Chiu
Role: Amber in Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006)
Cindy Chiu is probably best known for her guest-starring roles on television programs like The Mentalist, Heroes and The Shield.
Aside from that, she's played a cheerleader in Bring It On: All or Nothing and in Coach Carter. She had experience doing so, having been a cheerleader in college at both Stephen F. Austin University and Texas Christian University.
No. 25: Cassie Scerbo
Role: Brooke in Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007)
After playing the role of Brooke in Bring It On: In It to Win It, Cassie Scerbo guest-starred in television shows CSI: Miami and 10 Things I Hate About You before landing a starring role on the ABC Family series Make It or Break It.
Scerbo currently has three movies in post-production, including Not Another Not Another Movie.
No. 24: Jennifer Tisdale
Role: Chelsea in Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007)
Married with a daughter, Jennifer Tisdale graduated from Cal-State Northridge with a degree in screenwriting.
She's made appearances on television shows like Boston Public and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. She is also the older sister of actress Ashley Tisdale.
No. 23: Natina Reed
Role: Jenelope in Bring It On (2000)
A member of musical trio Blaque, Natina Reed has only appeared in two movies, Bring It On and Honey, a dance film starring Jessica Alba.
No. 22: Shamari Fears-DeVoe
Role: Lava in Bring It On (2000)
Also a member of Blaque, Shamari Fears has appeared in two films, Honey and Bring It On.
No. 21: Brandi Williams
Role: LaFred in Bring It On (2000)
Probably best known for being a part of the musical trio Blaque, Brandi Williams has appeared in only one other film besides Bring It On, that being On the Line, a movie starring, and this is no joke, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, Richie Sambora and Jerry Stiller.
No. 20: Tsianina Joelson
Role: Darcy in Bring It On (2000)
Pronounced "Cha'-nee-nah," this former beauty queen won the Miss Fitness USA competition in 1997 before appearing in Bring It On. After that, she was seen in Xena: Warrior Princess and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
Since 2005, she has only been in According to Great, an independent film starring Hilary Duff and Melissa Leo.
No. 19: Marcy Rylan
Role: Winnie in Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006)
Most recently, Marcy Rylan has been seen in soap operas, including Guiding Light and The Young and the Restless. She was also in an episode of William Shattner's comedy $#*! My Dad Says.
No. 18: Francia Raisa
Role: Leti in Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006)
Bring It On: All or Nothing was Francia Raisa's first film. Since then, she has appeared in several television movies, including Shredderman Rules and The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream, and currently stars in The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
No. 17: Nicole Bilderback
Role in the Franchise: Played Whitney in Bring It On (2000)
It's hard to believe that Nicole Bilderback is 35 years old. Over the years, we've seen her primarily as a guest star in a variety of television programs, including 7th Heaven, ER, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dawson's Creek, House, M.D. and Without a Trace.
No. 16: Ashley Benson
Role: Carson in Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007)
Besides her role as Carson in Bring It On: In It to Win It, Ashley Benson has portrayed a cheerleader several times, including in the TV movie Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal and on the television show Supernatural.
To play the role of Carson, Benson had to terminate her contract with the soap opera Days of our Lives, where she got her first big break.
She can now been seen on Pretty Little Liars.
No. 15: Rini Bell
Role: Kasey in Bring It On (2000)
After appearing in Bring It On, Rini Bell appeared in films like The Terminal and Jarhead and guest-starred in Gilmore Girls and King of the Hill.
She can next be seen in A Girl, a Guy, a Space Helmet.
No. 14: Gabrielle Dennis
Role: Treyvonetta in Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009)
The young actress has made her share of appearances in film and television, including My Name is Earl, Blue Mountain State and The Game.
You've probably seen her most recently in the State Farm commercial where she says:
"I told you you were too close. But nobody ever listens to me. Noooooo, noooo, nooo. I mean, who does that—backs a car into another car? You know what, you make my head numb."
No. 13: Clare Kramer
Role: Played Courtney in Bring It On (2000)
She's guest-starred in shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sabrina, The Teenage Witch and House, M.D. You might also remember her from The Rules of Attraction, and most recently, she has appeared in Endure and Road to Hell.
No. 12: Solange Knowles
Role: Camille in Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006)
The younger sister of superstar Beyonce Knowles, Solange Knowles is known primarily for her work as a singer, having released two albums in her career thus far. She's also done work for several movie soundtracks, including Austin Powers in Goldmember and The Fighting Temptations.
Her third album is due to be released later this year.
As an actress, she has most recently appeared in Ghost Whisperer in 2008.
No. 11: Vanessa Born
Role: Gloria in Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009)
Vanessa Born is primarily known for her work appearing on a number of TV series, including CSI: New York and Hannah Montana. Most recently, she can be seen in Apples and Oranges.
If you'd like to learn more about Vanessa, check out her personal page on http://www.myspace.com/vanessaborn.
No. 10: Bree Turner
Role: Tina in Bring It On Again (2004)
Bree Turner has had her share of roles in well-known movies, including The Wedding Planner, Joe Dirt and American Pie 2. Aside from that, she has appeared in a variety of TV movies and has guest-starred on Las Vegas, Ghost Whisperer and Rules of Engagement.
No. 9: Bethany Joy Galeotti
Role: Marni in Bring It On Again (2004)
You probably know Bethany Joy Galeotti from her role in One Tree Hill. Before that, she spent three seasons on Guiding Light.
No. 8: Lindsay Sloane
Role: Big Red in Bring It On (2000)
Lindsay Sloane has been around for sometime, appearing in The Wonder Years and Sabrina, The Teenage Witch before starring in Bring It On. Since then, she's appeared in The In-Laws with Ryan Reynolds, She's Out of My League and The Other Guys with Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell.
No. 7: Laura Ceron
Role: Isabel in Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009)
Laura Ceron, who was born in Mexico, has made appearances on Touched By an Angel, Judging Amy, CSI: Miami and The Unit and is probably best known for her role as Nurse Chuny Marquez in ER.
No. 6: Christina Milian
Role: Katalina in Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009)
Christina Milian, who has been in a variety of films and made her share of appearances on television, is actually more known for singing career. The 29-year-old has released three albums, with her fourth set to come out later this year.
She's had small roles in movies like American Pie, Man of the House and Be Cool. Most recently, she appeared in an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation this year.
No. 5: Bianca Kajlich
Role: Carver in Bring It On (2000)
After small roles in 10 Things I Hate About You and Bring It On, Bianca Kajlich has appeared in Boston Public, Psych and currently stars in the CBS comedy Rules of Engagement.
No. 4: Hayden Panettiere
Role: Britney in Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006)
As a child, Hayden Panettiere starred in Remember the Titans and played Calista Flockhart's daughter in Ally McBeal.
She later rose to stardom with her roles in television show Heroes and also starred in movies like Raising Helen, Ice Princess and I Love You, Beth Cooper.
She can now be seen in Scream 4, which premieres Friday.
No. 3: Gabrielle Union
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Role: Isis in Bring It On (2000)
Gabrielle Union has been around for a while, appearing in Family Matters back in 1993. Since then, she's been in well-known films Deliver Us From Eva, Bad Boys II, The Perfect Holiday and Cadillac Records.
That this woman is 38 years old is hard to believe.
No. 2: Kirsten Dunst
Role: Torrence in Bring It On (2000)
Kirsten Dunst, who's been acting since she was a child, has been in a number of well-known movies, including Spiderman, Mona Lisa Smile and Marie Antoinette, among others. She is probably the most famous actress to have appeared in the Bring It On franchise.
Dunst has three films set for release this year.
No. 1: Eliza Dushku
Role: Missy in Bring It On (2000)
Was there ever really any doubt?
Most of us first saw Eliza Dushku in True Lies with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis. Since then, she garnered more fame over the years, appearing in Bring It On, City By the Sea and Wrong Turn.
But television is where she is most known.
She starred as Faith in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and has had two dramas where she was the lead character, Tru Calling and Dollhouse.