The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the news that was first hinted at in a tweet from star Nina Dobrev (which seems to have since been removed). But the actress did write this morning: “First thought at 530am when I woke up this morning : ’What to wear when meeting an Olympian Gold Medallist [sic]?'”
No word yet on whether Gabby will play herself (which we sort of doubt—has anyone in Mystic Falls ever watched something on T.V. that didn’t involve Andie Star?) or a one-off character (a cousin of Bonnie’s, perhaps?). Either way, the gold medalist is living the dream, having been a loud and proud fan of The CW series long before landing a guest spot. (We didn’t name her our pop-culture soulmate for nothing!)
Are you excited to see Gabby Douglas on “The Vampire Diaries”? What sort of role do you envision for her?