2012 Olympians Who Have Made Appearances on Teen TV Shows

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Gymnast Gabrielle Douglas, the winner of the women’s all-around title at this summer’s Olympic games, is making her acting debut on The Vampire Diaries tonight. (Check out some behind-the-scenes pictures from her stint over at ClevverTV.com.) Her storyline is still pretty much unknown, yet we’re totally stoked to see her smile again.

But Gabby’s not the only Olympian who has made an appearance on a hit teen television show in the past — from Pretty Little Liars to 90210, these athletes have also tried their hands at acting on some of our faves. Check out the list below, then make sure to watch Gabby on TVD tonight (8pm ET on The CW) and join the conversation on our Vampire Diaries message board!

Gabby Douglas on The Vampire Diaries
Here’s what we do know: Gab will NOT be playing herself on the “My Brother’s Keeper” ep.
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McKayla Maroney on Hart of Dixie
Even though McKayla is usually unimpressed, we’re def feeling her performance.
Missy Franklin on Pretty Little Liars
Missy and the PLL girls filmed her episode at the end of October and we’ll be notsopatiently waiting until March 2013 when it airs.

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Ryan Lochte on 90210
One word: Shirtless. *swoon*
The Fierce 5 on Dancing With The Stars
The ladies backed up fellow Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson in her finale performance and let us just say, they totally rocked it!
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  • Sean

    I really Liked Bonnies ceraacthr in my opinion she is one of the strongest females on the show,she always giving up everything for elena and isn’t scared of anyone But i would really like to see elijah come back on the show to hear his explaination of why he chickened out on killing Klaus lol