Former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader! Current Los Angeles Lakers scout!
Even though she is a San Francisco native, Bonnie-Jill Laflin has had no problem making the Lakers her favorite basketball team now that she has become the NBA’s first female scout for the Los Angeles Lakers and Assistant General Manager for the new Lakers D League Team the Los Angeles D-Fenders.
Bonnie-Jill Laflin, who is a former correspondent for ESPN’s morning show “Cold Pizza” (now First Take) and 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, and MAXIM Magazine’s “HOT 100” 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, You can hear her on Sporting News Radio and see her on the Emmy-winning KCAL-TV (CBS’s sister station in Los Angeles) as a correspondent for the Los Angeles Lakers.. Also look for Bonnie-Jill hosting the DVD content on the Midway Games release, “NBA Ballers”. You may recognize Bonnie-Jill in the most popular commercial of this Super Bowl “Fed Ex” with Burt Reynolds.
Her 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 next season, she 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. She also made guest appearances on Nash Bridges and The Jaime Foxx Show. Look for her in the upcoming film National Lampoons “Last Guy On Earth” and as a cast member in George Clooney’s new show on HBO “NBA Unscripted”
A trained dancer, Bonnie-Jill had been featured in music videos for artists such as Creed, Dwight Yoakam, Little Texas and Dierks Bentley “Come a Little Closer” which was named “Sexiest Music Video”. Frederick’s of Hollywood knew they had struck gold when she 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 USA have also launched Bonnie-Jill into the advertising world – having been featured in Nike, Wrangler, Fritos, McDonalds, Carl’s Jr., Fed Ex, Bacardi, Coors, Miller Genuine Draft and Budweiser ads. The beauty, has been featured in Maxim, Stuff, FHM, Unleashed, OYE, Fitness Rx, Muscle and Fitness, Player, Razor, Sports Illustrated and many other 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 cats, Dallas and Johnny Cash. In her spare time, which does not amount to much these days, she prefers horseback riding, boxing, rollerblading, and running. She is very involved with many charities and donates her time to the ASPCA, Special Olympics, PETA, American Horse Defense Fund, Soldier Fund, Injured Marines Semper Fi Fund, visiting war veterans in the VA hospitals and supporting the troops overseas and in the US. She just returned from a USO tour in Iraq in the heart of the war zone. The 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.