Segment Host on Extra
3/16/1976, San Francisco, California
So what does a tomboy who grows up wearing sports jerseys and spends her free time watching football games on television, end up doing when she grows up????
Bonnie-Jill Laflin, who currently can be seen hosting ESPN2's "SpeedWorld" and as a cast member of Spike TV's "Hotlines", is one of the most successful and sexiest professional cheerleaders the entire world of sports has ever produced...So much so, that she is probably one of the very few people to be presented with a Super Bowl ring (San Francisco 49ers 1994-95) and three NBA Championship rings (L.A. Lakers 1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02) for her extensive work assisting the general manager and the scouts during the NBA draft. Recently voted as one of FHM Magazine's "Most Eligible," the athletic beauty is combining the two loves in her life...fashion and sports. Bonnie-Jill is the founder and CEO of the hottest new clothing line to be sweeping the NBA, Double Play Sportswear, and is pursuing her dream as a sportscaster for Sporting News Radio and the Emmy-winning KCAL-TV (CBS's sister station in Los Angeles) as a correspondent. And look for Bonnie-Jill hosting the DVD content on the Midway Games release, "NBA Ballers".
Bonnie-Jill's big break came just before her 18th birthday, when she was selected to the Golden State Warriors' cheerleading squad - being named in her first year by the NBA as Cheerleader of the Year. A year later, Bonnie-Jill was accepted to the San Francisco 49ers Goldrush Cheerleading squad, earning that season her most prized possession, a Super Bowl ring. For the 1996-97 football season, Bonnie-Jill was one of 1,300 girls vying for one of only 13 available spots on "America's Sweethearts", otherwise known as the Dallas Cowboys cheerleading team - an intense two-week competition and tryouts - eventually becoming a member of the renowned squad. Becoming a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader has helped the beauty get modeling jobs for swimsuit calendars that eventually got her noticed by casting agents and producers.
Bonnie-Jill landed a recurring role on Baywatch after the show's casting director spotted her layouts in a calendar. However, Laflin is familiar to most television viewers who may not be sports fans from her memorable four episode guest appearances on Ally McBeal, playing "Billy's" dream girl. Bonnie-Jill had also made guest appearances on Nash Bridges and The Jaime Foxx Show.
A trained dancer, Bonnie-Jill had been featured in music videos for artists such as Lou Bega ("Mambo Mambo" & "Tricky Tricky"), Creed ("What If") and Little Texas ("God Bless Texas"). Frederick's of Hollywood knew they had struck gold when Bonnie-Jill Laflin walked through their door and they have been using her as one of their own sexy sirens ever since. The pretty face and heavenly body of this former Miss Dallas-Fort Worth have also launched Bonnie-Jill into the advertising world - having been featured in Nike, Wrangler, Fritos, Carl's Jr., Coors, Miller Genuine Draft and Budweiser ads. The beauty, whose feature in Stuff Magazine is out on newsstands in August, has also been featured in FHM, STUN!, OYE, Fitness Rx, Player, Razor and Controversy magazines.
A native of San Francisco, Bonnie-Jill currently resides in the Los Angeles area with her Chihuahua/Boston Terrier mix, Diamond, and her two Calico cats, Dallas and Star. In her spare time, which does not amount to much these days, she prefers horseback riding, boxing, rollerblading, and running. The aspiring sportscaster also follows the NFL, NBA and MLB daily stats as well as her racehorses (Lil' Miss Hollywood and Dancin' Deputy) - about the only remnants left from her tomboy days.moreless
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Bonnie-Jill is an actress and a model and she held metal case #15 for the 1st week of the TV series Deal or no Deal in 2005 and then was replaced by actress and model Lanisha Cole.