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Meet the 2016 Gold Rush Squad: Aleena and Lauren

View select images of the cheerleaders who made the team during final auditions last week in Santa Clara.

Each week, gets to know two members of the 49ers Gold Rush. This week, we meet Aleena, a team captain and 7-year veteran of the squad and Lauren, a rookie from San Jose, CA. Lauren will be making her Gold Rush debut this Sunday at Levi's® Stadium!

What have you learned from being a member of the Gold Rush?

ALEENA:I have learned to never give up on your dreams, to be present and to stay humble.

LAUREN:I've learned to really embrace who I am. Everyone on this team is so different and unique in their own way, we all bring something different to the table. I think that is what makes this team so great!


View images from Aleen's trip to Arizona and University of Phoenix Stadium for the Pro Bowl.

How would you describe your style?**

ALEENA:I would describe my style as chic, trendy and comfortable. I try to stick with the latest trends, I like to dress up a bit for work, but I love wearing my yoga pants and leggings whenever I get the chance!

What is your dream job? LAUREN:My dream job is to become an elementary school teacher and eventually becoming a school counselor.

If you were a tourist in San Francisco, what three things would be on your must see list?

ALEENA:My top three things to do would be to visit Pier 39, check out Alcatraz or take a bike ride across the Golden Gate Bridge to Cavallo Point!

Can you walk us through a day in your life? LAUREN:My life is pretty busy. My days will consist of going to school full time, working at a small clothing boutique that sells dance attire as well as being dance teacher and choreographer. On top of that I'm a member of the Gold Rush. When I do happen to have a day to relax I love to go to San Francisco or Santa Cruz. I love that my life is constantly on the go!

What's something our fans would be surprised to learn about you?

ALEENA:Fans would be surprised to know that I used to be the biggest tomboy when I was little. I loved playing flag football, I still have a collection of Pokemon cards and I used to hate the color pink!

Who is the most inspirational person in your life?

LAUREN:I have two very inspirational people in my life, they are my grandparents. They've made it to every single one of my performances. The amount of patience they have is unreal. They inspire me to be genuine and kind to everyone.

What do you like most about being a member of the Gold Rush? ALEENA:I like being involved in so many community events where we get to interact with children who look up to us. Oh, and of course cheering at all the home games!

What is your biggest goal this season?

LAUREN:My goal for this season is to take everything in! It's such an honor to be a member of the Gold Rush and I never want to take a moment for granted!








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