The Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders perform against the Green Bay Packers at Georgia Dome on October 9, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Getty Images)
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - The Atlanta Falcons announced Wednesday that the 2012-13 Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders Calendar will be released this week.
The third annual calendar features pictures shot in Jamaica with natural settings around the nation - including Mahoe Falls, Coyaba Gardens, Dunn's River Falls and the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in Montego Bay.
"Atlanta is a sister city to Montego Bay, Jamaica, so we were thrilled to welcome these incredible women to the island," said John Lynch, Jamaica's Director of Tourism. "The island offers a kaleidoscope of backdrops for a photo shoot and the juxtaposition of these beautiful women against Jamaica's exquisite scenery turned out to be quite impressive."
Atlanta-based stylist Nina Nikomid and Jamison Shaw Hairdressers styled the cheerleaders and jewelry and make-up were provided by Stella & Dot and Pur Minerals. Michael Benford and Matt Lange directed and designed the calendar for the Falcons.
"We are truly grateful for our partners for making our 2012 calendar shoot possible," said Chato Hendrix, Coordinator of the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders. "We consider it an honor and privilege to represent the Atlanta Falcons brand internationally and locally by attending over 500 civic and corporate events annually."
The calendars will be sold at Falcons home games and online in the Falcons' official retail store at http://www.officialfalconsgear.com.