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For Patriots cheerleaders, boot camp is rough

Team wants discipline, not just ‘smart’ and ‘pretty’ hopefuls

The Patriots are looking for a few good women.

In January, 327 hopefuls applied to become cheerleaders for the 2012 season. After a workshop and several preliminary auditions, 43 finalists report for boot camp. Only the top 25 make the grade.

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