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Chatter: 'Design Star' Leslie Ezelle

"I went to a reunion like two years after I had cheered, and somehow a gal had found out about it. I was out to my close friends, but not to everyone. So, I was still uncomfortable with the terminology, and I didn't really want those girls to know. This gal comes running from across the football field yelling, "Oh my God, Leslie! I can't believe you're gay!!" Screaming at the top of her lungs. I was dying."

--Former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader (DCC) Leslie Ezelle, the first openly gay female contestant on HGTV's Design Star, on what it was like coming out to her DCC teammates. Read a full interview with Leslie at

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