What Is Morgan Simianer From Cheer Doing Now?

The Netflix series "Cheer" follows the elite cheerleading squad of Navarro College, a small community college in Corsicana, Texas as they work to compete, and win, at the National Cheerleading Championship in Daytona Beach, Florida (via ScreenRant). While the show follows the team as a whole, it hones in on some of the top performers on the squad, one of which is Morgan Simianer.

Fans fell in love with Simianer and her troubled past and according to ET Online, she quickly became the breakout star of Season 1 of "Cheer." She returned to our screens for Season 2, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the cheer season being cut short, as well as the Daytona championship being called off, our time with Simianer was cut short. Her short appearances on Season 2 and her star quality off the screen has led fans to wonder what Simianer is doing now.

Morgan Simianer had a rough start

While "Cheer" may focus on the competitive aspect of cheerleading, the docuseries also dives into the personal lives of the team members. According to The Cinemaholic, Simianer had a less-than-perfect childhood and was abandoned by her family, left to live alone in a trailer before her grandparents came to her rescue. Hailing from Osage, Wyoming, Simianer was able to find her love for cheerleading again after leaving her hometown, and while her skills were not as tailored as some of her other teammates, her work ethic took her far.

In fact, according to Screen Rant, it was her rough past that led her to be featured more often on the show, with producers hand picking her to feature alongside other famous faces like Gabi Butler and Lexi Brumback. Her age was also something for Simianer to deal with. The "Cheer" star, at 25 years old, was actually the oldest on her team, another factor of her past that she would learn to embrace as the show progressed.

Morgan Simianer's cheerleading career ended early

While fans were excited to learn that Morgan Simianer was coming back for Season 2 of "Cheer," they were slightly let down when they realized she would not be featured in the season or returning to the team. Although she completed two years at Navarro College (the community college gives a 2-year degree, via Navarro), she told ET Online that she chose to return for a third year because she still felt like she had more to learn from her coach, Monica.

Unfortunately, while Simianer did return for a third year, it was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to The Cinemaholic, she graduated from Navarro in November of 2020 and while she practiced with the team all year, the Daytona championship was ultimately canceled, causing Simianer to quit cheer before being able to compete. "It was very hard for the team because, you know, we worked our whole entire semester leading up to Daytona," she told ET Online.

But while her cheerleading career may have been cut short, her career outside of Navarro flourished.

Morgan Simianer is an influencer and entrepreneur

Morgan Simianer has become no stranger to fame. After gaining popularity on "Cheer," she has used that influence to create her own brand. As of this writing, the TV personality has 1.3 million followers on her Instagram, making her the second most followed "Cheer" star behind Gabi Butler (via ScreenRant). That following has led to opportunities, such as working with big name brands like Conair and Scünci, where she created her own line of hair products and hair tools, all of which give trendy '90s vibes (via StyleCaster). "This collaboration is so special and I was so glad to be able to help pick out everything in this collection from colors to fabrics," she told the publication. "It's incredible to be able to help design products and have them available in store!"

According to The Cinemaholic, she has also worked with Rebel Athletics and helps her school by representing them at events like homecoming.

Morgan Simianer is still cheering

While Morgan Simianer has told fans that she retired from cheerleading after leaving Navarro College in 2020 (via People), it seems as though the "Cheer" star is back. In February of 2022, Siminaer posted an Instagram video of her stunting with Dustin Hatersoff, who, according to his Instagram, is the Navarro Cheer Assistant Coach, with the caption "Coming out of retirement never felt this good." Since that video, she has posted more photos of her in cheerleading uniforms, including one of her posing at the National Cheerleading Associations competition with a rather large trophy in hand.

She is also going back to her "Cheer" roots with "Cheer Live 2022," a live, touring show featuring Simianer and other favorites from the Netflix series. According to the "Cheer Live" website, the show is an "​​exhibition of never-before-seen stunts and stage performances." Simianer and her teammates will head to places like Atlanta, Georgia, Nashville, Tennessee and Jacksonville, Florida to perform during the summer of 2022.

Morgan Simianer is ready to get married

Morgan Simianer is killing it in her career, but her personal life doesn't fall flat, either. In March of 2022, Simianer announced that she is engaged to boyfriend Stone Burleson (via People). Burleson set up an elaborate scheme, making Simianer think she was going to a photoshoot and interview with her former coach, Monica, only to find her boyfriend down on one knee. "I'm so excited I get to marry my best friend," Simianer told People. "I've been dreaming about this day since I was a little girl."

According to the U.S. Sun, the pair has been dating since 2021, making their relationship official in March of that year. And while Simianer is fully in the spotlight, her fiance is quite the opposite. He is a loan originator whose Instagram page is full of family photos, his hobbies and picture of him and Simianer.

With a troubled upbringing, we couldn't be happier to see that Simianer is living out her dreams. We can't wait to see what she does next!