Folks, the bar for being a MILF has just been raised. At 42, Laura Vikmanis is the oldest cheerleader in NFL history, and now, she’s getting a movie made about her life story.
The Huffington Post reports that Vikmanis, a former dancer, was down in the dumps after her husband left her. Then, while attending a football game, she saw the cheerleaders on the sidelines and realized that shaking her moneymaker might be just the thing she needed to pull her out of her personal doldrums:
“I was at a point in my life where I was like, ‘What do I really want to do? What’s something in my life that makes me happy?’ ” Vikmanis told her local Dayton Daily News in 2009. “I went to a couple games and saw the cheerleaders and thought that looked really, really fun.”
After not making the squad her first time around (at age 39), Vikamis — a mother of two teenage girls — auditioned again the following year and made the cut. Now, New Line has picked up her story and will be making it into a movie.
I have to say, this story fills my heart with joy. Whatever you think about cheerleaders, for Vikmanis to get out there and audition amid a sea of pretty young 20-somethings took balls. And the fact that her tale of triumph is being made into a movie provides a glimmer of hope that Hollywood is taking stories about women over the age of 30 seriously…plus, it will create an awesome role for an actress of a certain age (I will cut them if they cast someone younger than Vilkamis).