Fear Less University - Ep. 21: Fear and Fame ft. Kiara Nowlin
By Lain Lee
Kiara Nowlin is a world-class gymnast & tumbler, repeat gold medal winning international athlete, multi-year Cheerleading World’s Champion, cheerlebrity, and bourgeoning fitness guru! She has flourished in three similar but very different worlds, first as a gymnast, then as a cheerleader on multiple teams including the world-famous California All-Stars Smoed, and finally serving on the Acrobatics & Gymnastics team at Baylor University. She has appeared on Ellen and the Steve Harvey Show and is the living embodiment of a world-class athlete and human being! I explain all about how I know of her in the interview, but we met officially through Instagram and have quickly developed a professional kinship that is going to lead to numerous other projects coming up here in the future! Beside being the hardest worker in the room, Kiara is one of the most down-to-earth people you will ever meet! Her experience and phenomenal tumbling ability get her noticed, but it’s her moral code, her strong familial foundations, and her “be the hardest working person in the room” work ethic that by far gets her through the door! In this episode, we talk about the pressures of being a "cheerlebrity", and what it’s like to be in the public eye. We discuss the misconceptions among people about naturally gifted athletes and the amount of work that actually goes into developing and maintaining their skill. And we talk about, in great detail, the role that fear has played in her development as a world-class athlete, both as a motivator and reminder of how she needs to push herself to be HER absolute best! With all of this, and so much more, you guys DO NOT want to miss this episode!!!