Cheerleader Biography

Leslie Z.



Number of years on the team

4 years


Maryville, Missouri


University of Missouri – Go Tigers!


Event Coordinator

Goals in life

I aspire to one day build and manage my own Wedding and Special Events Venue. I also look forward to starting a family of my own by becoming a wife and mother.

Your personal motto / words to live by

Walk by Faith, Live by Example, and Never stop Smiling!

Favorite Cartoon Character

Growing up I used to watch Peter Pan on repeat; therefore, my favorite cartoon character would have to be Tinkerbell – “All you need is Faith, Trust and a little Pixie Dust!”

What’s on your bucket list?

I would love to visit all 50 states. I am currently over half-way there!

Favorite Charity & why

Wounded Warrior Project – I love the opportunity and awareness this charity provides for our wounded service members and their families. On a past military tour, I had the opportunity to visit a Wounded Warrior Hospital where we were able to personally thank the doctors, nurses and soldiers for their sacrifice and service.

Ronald McDonald House – Where children and families live in their “home-away-from-home” while receiving care at area hospitals. Last season, I was honored to spend a day visiting with the children and families at the RMH of KC. Observing their strength and joyous spirit while supporting and raising awareness for the RMH Charities on Red Thursday was the perfect day.

Why did you decide to audition to be a CC?

I auditioned to be a CC because it allows me to combine my enthusiasm for football, dance and performing with opportunities to give back to the Kansas City community. Being a CC gives an opportunity to really impact and change the lives of others. I am so honored to represent such a first-class organization that puts our community, fans and military first.

Favorite CC Appearance to date

I fall even more in love with this team, organization and city after every community appearance. My favorite appearance was when I had the opportunity to travel overseas to visit our military in 2014. Throughout our tour, we spent time at numerous Air Force and Army bases. It was an honor and a humbling experience to get the opportunity to not only visit each service member and provide support, and bring a little piece of “home” overseas.

Best Moment as a CC to date

My favorite CC moment to date would have to be traveling to London last season for the 2015 International Series game against the Detroit Lions. Watching the Kingdoms Unite at Wembley Stadium and meeting so many Chiefs fans world-wide, it was an honor to represent Kansas City, the Chiefs and the National Football League on an international stage.