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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 24 April 2019

Los Angeles Rams' male cheerleaders make Super Bowl history - in pictures

Jinnies and Peron are part of a 40-member Rams cheerleader squad

As Tom Brady and the New England Patriots rewrote the record book with a 13-3 Super Bowl triumph over the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Rams cheerleaders Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies made some NFL history of their own.

Jinnies and Peron are part of a 40-member Rams cheerleader squad - the first male dance-style cheerleaders in the history of the league and now, the first to perform at a Super Bowl.

The Rams didn't go into the season seeking to add men to the cheer squad. Peron, a professional dancer and choreographer got the idea to try out when he was watching a Los Angeles Lakers Basketball Game, where the Laker Girls cheerleaders entertain during pauses in the games.

"I'm looking down at the Laker Girls and I thought, 'Why can't I do this?'" Peron, 26, told the Los Angeles Times.

Jinnies, a professional dancer and makeup artist, had a similar thought, when talking to fellow dancers.

"We were just casually talking about auditions and I thought, 'Why not just show up?'"

Updated: February 4, 2019 11:12 AM

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