Introducing the New Orleans Saints’ newest cheerleader — a 40-year-old mother of two. Mississippi’s Kriste Lewis fended off tough competition from women nearly than half her age to win a spot on the coveted Saintsations team for 2014/15. The long-time dance instructor, who has 14- and 11-year-old sons, decided to try out for the NFL troop after celebrating her landmark birthday. She was also inspired by her serious health issue to win one of 36 places. Suffering from polycystic kidney disease, which will eventually shut down her kidneys, she said she “didn’t want to waste a day.” “There were a lot of young, beautiful girls. It was a fear. I will not lie,” Lewis, from Hattiesburg told ABC News. “The day I got the news, I was really beside myself. It was really exciting,” she added.