October 15, 2008 – What could be cooler than winning five gold medals at the Beijing summer games? How about landing a guest role on the popular TV teen drama “Gossip Girl“?
Olympic all-round gymnastics champion Nastia Liukin, who turns 19 later this month and aspires to do some modeling and acting, has mentioned numerous times that her fave TV show is GG. She found herself sitting next to the show’s producers at a restaurant in Los Angeles and voila, they contacted her management the following day and offered her a guest spot.
According to Reuters, Liukin’s not sure if her role will go beyond the one episode but she is looking forward to playing a character on the hit show that depicts the lives of rich young teens in New York City. Filming is scheduled to take place Oct. 21.
Liukin’s guest spot follows fellow gymnast Shawn Johnson’s cameo appearance in the season finale of “The Secret Life of an American Teenager.” Playing herself, Johnson, 16, got a chance to flirt with “Ricky” in the school hallway.
Oh, and if getting cast in “Gossip Girl” wasn’t enough, Liukin was also honored last night as the Women’s Sports Foundation’s Individual Sportswoman of the Year.