Gabby Douglas is opening up about life after gymnastics, the sport she’d love to conquer next and why we might soon see her on the small screen!
ET’s Katie Krause caught up with the gold medal winner at Staples in Burbank, California, where the 21-year-old was promoting a Post-it Brand campaign to help kids and parents set goals for the upcoming school year.
And when it comes to goal-setting, the young athlete
has her mind set on some accomplishments outside of the sporting world.
“[I want to] be on TV like in a movie space like film, acting,” Douglas dished. “I am [auditioning!] I have a few projects in the works and I’m currently taking acting classes right now, so I'm excited.”
However, the Virginia native added that the top of her activity bucket list consists of continuing to “be a mentor and role model.”
On a lighter note, she would also love to be a professional skateboarder!
But will we see her at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan? Douglas said her participation is “still up in the air,” and she “literally can’t believe” it has been five years since her first gold medal glory.
“It was a ‘Wow’ moment [that] I can't even put this into words,” she said. “It would be nice [to get another gold medal,] I'm not gonna lie. Just the feeling of pleasing everyone and all your hard work is bundled up into this one gold medal [for] 14 years. And, you get a minute and 30 seconds, so that wrapped up into a medal is definitely worth it.”
Whether or not she’s at the next Olympics, Douglas
predicts she will always be competing in some form.
“I'm such a competitor -- even when I'm not training in the gym I always love to keep in shape; I always love to explore different things,” Douglas said. “And, at the moment I'm currently not training, but I am spending this beautiful time with family and friends and exploring my mind to different hobbies.”
See Douglas and her teammates talk further about post-Olympic life below.