Brenda Gold, a 54-year-old mother of two, is going after her dream of becoming an NFL cheerleader and trying out for the Cincinnati Bengals’ cheerleading team, the Ben-Gals.

Gold, a math teacher at the School for Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, recently began immersing herself in dance lessons and even won a “Look As Young As You Feel” makeover from Live with Kelly and Michael.

Gold, who played volleyball at the University of Kentucky and was a cheerleader in high school, wanted the makeover to help her achieve her goal of being a Bengals’ cheerleader. A dancer since she was young, Gold showed off her tap dancing skills on the morning show and said she was back in the studio taking a few dancing classes to prepare for her big audition.

Hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan gushed over Gold’s makeover, and Strahan even gave her his seal of approval as a former NFL player, saying, “Coming from a guy who came from sports, you can cheer for my team anytime.”

Her son, Matt Gold, 28, agreed, saying, “When I first saw her, my jaw dropped. She looked really beautiful.”

Matt also revealed that he has no doubt his mother will be successful at the Ben-Gals tryouts in May.

“When she puts her mind to something, she’s tireless in achieving it, especially as a teacher. It’s amazing what she does to help her students each year. I’m rooting for her and wishing her luck, but I don’t think she needs it. She’s a great mom and a great person, and it’s nice to see her getting some notice,” Matt said.

Olivia Truffaut-Wong

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