Happy Birthday Gabby Douglas: A year on TV

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Happy Birthday, Gabby Douglas! The gymnast may have leaped to fame during the 2012 London Olympics, but the gold medalist has only become more prominent since on TV. As she turns 18 on Dec. 31, here are 10 big television appearances.

gabby-douglas-birthday-olympics-hurdle.gif1. 'The Vampire Diaries'

Gabby guest-starred as a young Miss Mystic Falls pageant contestant in the Season 4 episode, "My Brother's Keeper." Alas, the show did not tell fans whether Douglas won or if she even survived the bloodthirsty show.

gabby-douglas-birthday-the-vampire-diaries-cw.gif2. The Screen Actors' Guild Awards

She isn't an actress, but even actors like to hang out with cute and highly successful athletes.

gabby-douglas-birthday-screen-actors-guild-gi.jpg3. Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards

The popular gymnast was a presenter at the crazy, kid-friendly award show in March 2013. In a sad twist, she appeared on stage with "Glee" actor Cory Monteith, only a couple of months before his unexpected death.

gabby-douglas-birthday-kids-choice-awards-gi.jpg4. Time/CNN/People Pre-Dinner

At the star-studded event in April, TV stars -- like Amy Poehler -- lined up to get a photo with the gymnast.

gabby-douglas-birthday-amy-poehler-gi.jpg5. BET Awards

The event honoring African Americans in show business brought in Douglas to add to the spectacle. She did a good job with that.

gabby-douglas-birthday-bet-awards-gi.jpg6. ESPY Awards

An event celebrating the best of TV sports could hardly ignore Douglas. She presented with Yasiel Puig at the show.

gabby-douglas-birthday-espy-awards-yasiel-puig-gi.jpg7. Teen Choice Awards

Douglas was a winner at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards -- she got the surfboard recognizing her as the Choice Female Athlete.

gabby-douglas-birthday-teen-choice-awards-gi.jpg8. 'So You Think You Can Dance'

Gymnasts and dancers have a lot in common, so it's no shock that "SYTYCD" invited Douglas to guest-judge the Top 4 competition.

gabby-douglas-birthday-so-you-think-you-can-dance-fox.jpg 9. 'Bethenny'

In an episode focusing on young gymnasts, Douglas was one of Bethenny Frankel's guests.

gabby-douglas-birthday-bethenny-frankel-gi.jpg 10. 'The Gabby Douglas Story'

Even Lifetime wanted in on the Douglas action: An original movie based on the gymnast's life, "The Gabby Douglas Story," is expected in 2014.

gabby-douglas-birthday-olympics-medal.gifBetween sports and television, the upcoming year looks to be a good one for Gabby Douglas.

Photo/Video credit: Getty Images, FOX, The CW, NBC