Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 8/10/12

Nearly everything has been going perfectly for Gabby Douglas, who won the gold medal in the individual women’s all-around gymnastics and team competition at the London Games. But there is one thing that isn’t working out as she hoped — her celebrity crush.

On Wednesday, Douglas shared with US Weekly 25 things that most people don’t know about her. Number 20 on the list was that actor Ian Somerhalder is her celebrity crush.

Somerhalder, who stars on “The Vampire Diaries,” and the rest of the show’s cast filmed a message expressing their support of Douglas after learning that she was a fan of the show:

“All of us are big fans of you,” Somerhalder says in the video, before later blowing her a kiss.

The video must have made Gabby’s day … until she found out the bad news that Somerhalder is dating his co-star on the show, Nina Dobrev.

Little details like that won’t stand in Douglas’ way of locking down her favorite man, however.

“I’ll show him my gold medal. You never know!” she jokingly told US Weekly.

Douglas is hoping to meet the cast when she returns home to the states.

“It’s amazing and to think I’m part of their little group now is so cool!” Douglas told Us. “They tweeted at me. You know you’ve finally made it when the stars are tweeting at you. They’re backing me up.”

She’s also hoping to meet Oprah Winfrey, Holly Robinson Peete, and Chilli from TLC.

Between Douglas receiving a message from her favorite show’s cast, Missy Franklin hearing from Justin Bieber, and Michael Phelps exchanging tweets with his favorite rappers, we’re seeing that the Olympics are connecting athletes and celebrities on a regular basis. That’s just one of the rewards for the athletes after spending years training for competition.

Photo credit: Jim Cowsert-US PRESSWIRE

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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