DCC Alumni Spotlight – Elizabeth Davis Wisdom
Elizabeth Davis Wisdom is a southern sweetheart, born and raised in Tyler, Texas. At age seven she discovered her passion for performing and started dancing competitively throughout her years in school. A student of Robert E. Lee High School, Elizabeth was a member of the drill team all four years, and was appointed Captain for her senior year. After graduation, Elizabeth continued her love for dance at the collegiate level as a member of the famous Kilgore College Rangerettes for two years. She loved her experience as a Rangerette and knew she wanted to continue performing. She was once again Captain of the team in her sophomore year, Elizabeth was approached by Shelly Roper-McCaslin, who noticed her effervescent sparkle and encouraged her to audition for the world-famous Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.
As a small town girl, Elizabeth knew she wanted to pursue her big dreams in Dallas. She had already been accepted to Southern Methodist University and intended to audition for the dance department. But the Lord knew she belonged on the sidelines of Texas Stadium, because before she had the chance to audition for the dance department, Elizabeth was selected to represent the Dallas Cowboys as one of America’s Sweethearts. She was selected for the squad alongside a few of her Rangerette sisters, including teammate, Megan Fox, who Elizabeth had grown up dancing with. “I was lucky to go to training camp with great girlfriends” she said. Little did she know at the time that the women beside her would become her greatest support system and lifelong friends.
Elizabeth graced the field and was a member of Show Group for three years, finishing her third season as a group leader. For another four years, she represented the organization as an All-Star. Seven years total, Elizabeth wore our iconic uniform, from 2004-2011. Elizabeth loved game days and engaging with members in the community, but she found her true fulfillment as a goodwill ambassador representing the Dallas Cowboys on USO Tours. “It was amazing to see what they’re living every day, it really put life into perspective” was her heartfelt explanation. Elizabeth reminisced on one of her most comical memories as a cheerleader that took place on a USO Tour. “There was one USO performance in an auditorium; no one really showed up, there was no sound system. We found a boom box but we couldn’t hear the music, all we could hear was our poms and our footsteps. We were dying laughing!” I couldn’t stop smiling listening to her recall the story. It reminded me so much of the memories I have with my DCC sisters.
Among all of her memories and experiences as a cheerleader, Elizabeth spoke most kindly about her DCC sisters and the friendships that continue to be a part of her everyday life. “The girls you meet are your forever friends” she explained. I could tell she was smiling through the phone. Elizabeth told me about how she and a group of her DCC sisters meet up every summer to catch up on each other’s lives and reminisce on their favorite memories. “We get together and watch hilarious videos from when we were cheering together and just die laughing” she said. “We have so many little inside jokes from traveling the world together, it was like we had created our own language”. At this point we were both laughing because it was such a familiar story; the locker room laughs we share with each other still today.
While she was cheering, Elizabeth worked for a special events company at the Cotton Bowl and then transitioned into marketing for a physician. She later followed her father’s footsteps venturing into the oil and gas industry, and eventually took a leap of faith into real estate, which has become her passion and true calling. “I love helping people and building relationships. My experience with the Cowboys really helped with that”. Elizabeth explained how her experience with the Cowboys groomed her conversationally for her career, being able to spark conversation with anyone at any given time. “Communication, helping people, relationships, being a goodwill ambassador… It all plays an important role in real estate”. In addition to being a successful luxury real estate agent, Elizabeth loves spending time with her husband Kyle and beautiful daughter, Wren.
I asked Elizabeth what her advice was for current cheerleaders. With careful thought, she replied “You spend so much time worrying about trying to please everyone, be true to who you really are! Don’t change yourself to fit a certain mold. Things will fall into place.” My heart was so full after my conversation with Elizabeth. She truly embodies the spirit of DCC from the inside, out. Not only does she radiate beauty, but her genuine heart can light up a room. During our conversation she spoke highly about the amazing directors she has had throughout her time as a dancer and student, and how they are the “guiding light of our lives”. She was filled with gratitude for the people in her life who impacted her and encouraged her to take the next steps towards following her dreams. I don’t think she realized how much of an impact her kindness and sincerity has had on me personally! From fans in the stands to new home buyers, Elizabeth continues to represent our world-class organization and exemplify our tagline as a true American Sweetheart.