Bonnie-Jill Laflin Biography 1976-
These days, a busy modeling and audition schedule keeps Bonnie-Jill Laflin from living it up as the true tomboy she is at heart. However, she still follows sports, including the competitions of her two racehorses — Lil’ Miss Hollywood and Dancin’ Deputy.
Born on March 15, 1976, Bonnie-Jill Laflin owes her beauty to a German-Irish father and a mother of Apache Indian, Spanish and Hawaiian descent.
Starting off as a cheerleader with the Golden State Warriors at age 17, Bonnie has led the cheers for some of the country’s top sports franchises, including the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Lakers.
But perhaps her biggest accomplishment was landing a spot as one of America’s Sweethearts, a.k.a. cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys. That gig paid a measly $15 US per game, the lowest in the league. But as Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is quick to point out, with over 1,300 applicants for 13 spots, most women would pay to be a Dallas cheerleader.
It doesn’t take much to break into modeling when you’re as good-looking as Bonnie-Jill Laflin. Plus, when you have “cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys” on your resume, you know people will take a second look. In fact, the Hooters people took a second and third look. Bonnie entered a number of swimsuit pageants, but her big break came when she came in second in a Hooters pageant and made it into the company’s calendar.
From there, such big names as Hawaiian Tropic came calling. No wonder; Bonnie-Jill’s olive complexion is a natural fit for a company selling tanning oil. Bonnie then went on to finish in the Top 12 in the 1998 Miss Texas Pageant.
If Bonnie were a Sesame Street show, she’d be brought to us by the letter “B.” Not long after hooking up with the Hooters people, Bonnie went from Baywatch (1998-1999), where she showcased that trademark oh-so-hot red swimsuit, to national ad campaigns promoting burgers (Carl’s Jr.) and beer (Coors and Budweiser). You may have also seen her in a somewhat controversial PETA ad.
Presently, Bonnie is looking to take that on-camera experience to the next level as a bona fide actress and sportscaster. She has appeared in a few films such as Whipped (2000), She Said I Love You (2001) and Orange County (2002), and currently stars as one of the hottie hosts on SpikeTV’s travel show, Hotlines.