The Los Angeles Rams are back in the playoffs this year, playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday in the Divisional Round.
Saturday night, the New England Patriots and out cheerleaders Driss Dallahi, Steven Sonntag, and Parker West took on the Buffalo Bills. The Pats lost in one of the colder games in playoff history, but there’s still more LGBTQ+ representation to come in Sunday’s tonight’s game LA Rams cheerleaders Napoleon Jinnies and Quinton Peron.
Jinnies and Peron made history in 2019 when they became the first male cheerleaders in the National Football League’s history to cheer at the Super Bowl. Perhaps even more significant, however, was the fact that both did so as openly gay men, having cheered on the Rams all the way to the Super Bowl in their very first season with the team.
Napoleon Jinnies, a native of Santa Barbara, is in his third season with the Rams, and when he’s not cheering on the team to victory, he works as a dancer, blogger, beauty expert, and digital content creator.
In an interview with the Rams, Napoleon Jinnies said his favorite academic subject while growing up was world history.
Jinnies started dancing in the 7th grade when he became friends with members of his school’s dance team. He tried out for the squad the following year, and made it.
He said his most embarrassing moment while performing happened when he ripped his pants during a dance competition in 2009.
Jinnies is a big supporter of The Trevor Project, which helps at-risk LGBTQ+ youth.
His favorite guilty pleasure?
“Chocolate covered strawberries. Keep them away from me.”
Jinnies also admitted he goes both ways when it comes to a preference for coffee or tea.
And he also is a big fan of pineapple going on pizza.
“Absolutely. This isn’t even a debate.”
And just who is the biggest fan of Napoleon Jinnies?
“My mother, she’s always been my biggest supporter.”
To get to know more about LA Rams cheerleader Napoleon Jinnies, follow him on his Instagram at @napoleonjinnies.
This article originally appeared on Out.com, and is shared here as part of an LGBTQ+ community exchange between Q Voice News and Pride Media.