Well this is flippin’ cool! In addition to all her gold medals, Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas scored a cameo on Vampire Diaries Season 4. Nina Dobrev (Elena Gilbert) tweeted that the 16-year-old would be visiting set today, and The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that she’ll have a guest spot on an upcoming episode.
Nina broke the news last night on Twitter: "@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."
This visit has been a while in the making. First, Gabby gushed that she loves TVD on Twitter back in early August. The cast had been rooting for the gymnast as she competed at the Olympics, and they made a video congratulating her on her gold medals. Finally, Entertainment Tonight arranged the set visit, which made everyone — the cast and Gabby — extremely excited.
Ian Somerhalder (Damon Salvatore) got in on the fun, tweeting a photo of himself and the gymnast. He just couldn’t keep his fangs off her medal!
We can’t wait to see what role Gabby will play in Season 4. Hopefully she won’t be a vampire victim!
Source: Twitter, The Hollywood Reporter