Diana Flores, the now-famous face of Mexico’s world-champion women’s national flag football team, keeps making history and gaining recognition in the male-dominated space.
After being featured in an unforgettable Super Bowl ad where she runs through city streets avoiding those who try to snatch one of the flags attached to her waist, the 25-year-old quarterback is now being recognized by the LFA (Liga de Fútbol Americano Profesional de México) with an award during this year’s gala. This moment is groundbreaking for a female athlete in a traditionally male sport.
Diana accepted the special recognition trophy in what was described as a night of unity and celebration for the LFA’s family. She shared the special moment on her Instagram account. In the photo caption, she says that it is an honor for her to be the face of Mexico and women in sports and states that women’s history in sports is being rewritten before our eyes. Her fans shared her joy and congratulated her for her impeccable work with sentiments such as “hard work pays off,” “rewriting history!” and “keep shining.”
The NFL chose the Mexican flag captain to headline the “Run With It” campaign, and she has made it her mission to popularize flag football and promote a new era of inclusion and diversity in the sport.
She also hit us right in the heart with the heartwarming story of how she shared the amazing news with her unsuspecting family.
Her Super Bowl spot ends with a tagline that reads, “To the women pushing football forward, we can’t wait to see where you take this game,” and we certainly can’t wait to see where Diana Flores takes us next.