How San Beda Alabang cheer captain fights body-shaming, leads team to victory

Visit us on Instagram To Be Ultimate; Facebook: To be You; e-mail [email protected] How does one become a cheerleader? Does one have to fit a certain image or stereotype? As San Beda Alabang's Junior Red Lions team captain Edgael Gaspar, 16, has happily realized, one doesn't have to be a typical cheerleader. In most people's eyes, she doesn't look like one---she isn't reed-thin or even slim. When she was in Grade 6, she remembers a cheerleader coming up on stage to invite students who want to try out for the cheerleading squad. "I stood up and asked if I could be one despite my being fat," Gaspar recounts. "She told me that I could, and she eventually recruited me." L...

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