By PETE BANDA
Special to the PRESS
On most Sundays, you could probably find Marissa Nicole Maldonado and her family huddled around the television to watch the Dallas Cowboys play. But if Maldonado has it her way, the family will soon be watching Cowboy games for an entirely different reason.
Maldonado, an 18-year-old San Benito High School senior, made a trip to AT&T Stadium this past weekend in an attempt to achieve her lifelong dream of becoming a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader. The current Miss Texas Citrus Teen and multiple-time beauty pageant champion made it to the semi-finals before being cut, but says she promises to be back and believes being a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader is undoubtedly in her future.
“I have my heart set on becoming a cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys no matter what,” said Maldonado. “It’s been something I’ve wanted since I was a little girl. The cameramen would catch a glimpse of them during Cowboy games and I would always say that I would be there one day.”
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