Texas Tech cheerleader says she’s received ‘many’ marriage proposals after viral Masters moment

A Texas Tech cheerleader who went viral after catching the attention of social media users last month owner Says she has received “many”; marriage proposals since a viral TikTok capture of her excitement catapulted her to popularity online.

Aaliyah Kikumoto, a member of Texas Tech’s Pom Squad, Her internet fame has caused some fans to question the big deal, she told the UK’s Daily Star on Sunday.

Texas Tech Red Raiders cheerleaders celebrate scoring a touchdown against the Baylor Bears in the second half at Jones AT&T Stadium and Cody Campbell Field. (Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports)

Asked if he has received any marriage proposals, he said, “Yes, many have come.”

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“It’s been an interesting ride and I didn’t expect it to happen in such fashion,” she also told the outlet.

“It’s something I’ve wanted at some point to grow my brand and be a positive influence for good. While this is all unfolding, I’m still trying to do homework, study for exams doing, pom commits and other things.”

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A Texas Tech Red Raiders cheerleader prior to the game between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the Oklahoma Sooners at AT&T Jones Stadium on October 22, 2016 in Lubbock, Texas. (John West/Getty Images)


Kikumoto was competing in the final round at Augusta National when a TikTok stood behind him Jon Rahm And Brooks Koepka went viral.

The video’s caption reads, “Somehow, I feel in love with someone I only saw for 15 seconds.”

The video has since received 6.2 million views and over 372,000 likes.

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Jon Rahm of Spain shakes hands with Brooks Koepka of the United States on the 18th green after winning the 2023 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2023 in Augusta, Georgia. (Christian Peterson/Getty Images)

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Kikumoto got a modeling job last month and has amassed over 45,000 followers on Instagram since going viral.

He is a part of the Texas Tech Pom Squad. The dance crew consists of trained dancers whose styles include “noon, jazz, hip hop and contemporary lyrical,” according to the squad’s website.

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Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.