After more than two years of waiting, Cheer Season 2 is finally here. The latest series follows the aftermath of Navarro College’s victory at Daytona 2019 and their newfound fame thanks to the success of Cheer Season 1, their preparations for Daytona 2020 and 2021, and the journey of their biggest rivals, Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC).
With a whole new season comes a whole new set of cheerleaders including rookies at both colleges and plenty of new faces at TVCC. Thankfully some familiar faces from Cheer Season 1 returned, including La’Darius Marshall, Gabi Butler, and Morgan Simianer.
Navarro’s star tumbler Lexi Brumback was also back on the cheer scene but sadly, didn’t stick around for too long. Here’s what happened to Lexi in Cheer Season 2 and why she left Navarro College.
What Happened to Lexi in Cheer Season 2?
At the beginning of Cheer Season 2, there was some seriously good news for fans of Lexi Brumback. In the Season 1 finale of Cheer, it was revealed Lexi had been kicked off the Navarro cheer squad after illegal substances were found in the car she was traveling in with her friends. The charges were later dropped.
She returned home to Houston and was seen in the documentary partying with her friends. Throughout Season 1, Lexi spoke about her troubled past and stint in juvenile prison, and a lot of viewers worried she risked returning down the same path.
Thankfully, Navarro coach Monica Aldama gave Lexi a second chance and let her rejoin Navarro for 2020.
Speaking to US Weekly, Aldama explained: “Her coach reached out to me and her mom and her grandmother, everyone wanted her back at Navarro, of course.
“I even said at the end of the series that I felt like I still needed some time with her because she was doing so well.
“She did get into a bit of trouble and that was all dropped.
“She did have to sit out in the fall semester and I felt like she had enough time to reflect on it and learn from it.
“She’s doing great and she’s really happy to be back here, and I can’t wait to see where she goes from here.”
Lexi did feature in the early episodes of Season 2 of Cheer, but sadly, was mainly absent from the latter half of the series which focused on Navarro and TVCC’s journey to Daytona.
Like many of her teammates, Lexi had left Navarro College by the time Daytona 2021 took place. She did make the mat for Daytona 2020 but unfortunately never got to perform one final time as the competition was canceled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking at the end of the Cheer Season 2, Lexi reflected on her time at Navarro. She said: “I always felt like something was missing. Cheerleading introduced me to that huge family bond.”
At the moment is unknown whether Lexi has joined another Cheer team but judging by her Instagram account, she is having a wonderful time with her friends and doing some Cheer here and there.
Since Cheer Season 1 and 2 aired, Lexi has racked up 772 thousand followers and several brand deals including s Savage X Fenty, Ulta Beauty, Smile Direct Club, and Kat Von D Beauty. She also has her own merchandise line, @HexxByLexx, and has a separate Instagram account for her art @lexis_b_art
Marking a year since the release of Cheer Season 1 on her Instagram, Lexi reflected on the opportunities the Netflix series has brought her.
In a lengthy post she wrote: “Wow, I can’t believe that it’s already been an entire year since the release of CHEER on @netflix.
“The beginning of this year was filled with so many crazy adventures and amazing opportunities that I’ll forever remember and cherish. I wanted to thank everyone that watched the show and allowed our stories to touch your heart or inspire you. The support from you all has really filled my life with such happiness and is a huge reason why I wake up every day and try to make myself better than the person I was yesterday.
“Just hearing some of your stories and how I was able to inspire some of you to get out of dark places made me realize that I have a bigger purpose in life other than just creating art. I want to help motivate anyone struggling with mental health or tough times to climb out of the darkness and live a life full of love and happiness.
“We all deserve to be happy and I will do my best to share my positivity and mindsets that helped me along my journey. Once again, thank you all so much for the support, & huge thanks to the amazing @netflix crew that did such an amazing job creating such a powerful masterpiece. I love you all so much and I can’t wait to see what adventures this year brings.”
Cheer Season 2 is streaming on Netflix now.