We're going to go ahead and add "television personality," or maybe "Hollywood A-lister," to Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas' title from this point on.
The gymnast, who's appeared on Big Brother, been interviewed by Oprah Winfrey and co-hosted America's Got Talent, is now slated to make a guest appearance on the seventh episode of the fourth season of CW's The Vampire Diaries. From the Hollywood Reporter:
Nina Dobrev hinted at Douglas' Atlanta visit on Tuesday evening, when she tweeted: "@gabrielledoug is coming to The Vampire Diaries set tomorrow! Cant wait to meet and work with you girl! Dont forget to bring your bling! :P." She followed it up Wednesday morning by writing to her 2.75 million followers: "First thought at 530am when I woke up this morning : "What to wear when meeting an Olympian Gold Medallist [sic]?"
In August, the cast of The Vampire Diaries made a congratulatory video following Douglas' gold medal performance in the Olympic all-around gymnastics finals. Douglas and executive producer Julie Plec also communicated via Twitter about a possible cameo in the new season.
It's great to see that the 16-year-old, who made enormous sacrifices to reach the pinnacle of her sport – from moving away from home, to enduring what she said was hostile treatment by former teammates — taking the time to have fun and take advantage of all the opportunities her success brought with it.
The Vampire Diaries returns Oct. 11 on the CW.
Read more at the Hollywood Reporter.