McKayla Maroney nabs guest role on 'Hart of Dixie'
Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney is coming to "Hart of Dixie."
The petite gymnast, who won a gold and silver medal as part of the U.S. women's team in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, will appear on the series as Tonya, a friend of Rose (played by McKaley Miller) who comes to her defense, according to a statement from The CW.
No date has been set for Maroney's episode but the series will debut its second season on October 2 at 8 p.m.
Maroney is not the first Olympian from this most recent summer games to nab a role on television. Her teammate Gabby Douglas will appear in a non-speaking role on "The Vampire Diaries" and gold medal swimmer Ryan Lochte will play himself in an episode of "90210."
In April, former "American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery made his acting debut on the series.
The series stars "OC" actress Rachel Bilson as a New York doctor named Zoe Hart who accepts an offer to work at a small practice in Bluebell, Alabama after she fails to get a fellowship at a New York hospital.
Outside of her accomplishments from competing in the Olympics, Maroney is also known for the Internet meme "McKayla is not impressed."