When we last left Alicia Sacramone, the 21-year old American gymnast was concluding a disappointing, but high-profile, run at the Beijing Olympics. Now, the Brown University sophomore is hoping to capitalize on her 15 minutes of fame by landing a TV job that will give her a chance to focus on her second passion: fashion.
The Boston Herald reports that Sacramone was back in her hometown of Winchester, MA last week shooting a video treatment for a number of cable networks including MTV, Bravo and A&E. The U.S. womens gymnastics captain hopes to host a show where she gives teen makeovers. And, of course, she'd like to be on Dancing With The Stars.
Back in August Sacramone became nationally known when she fell in both the beam and floor exercises during the Olympics team final, earning deductions that might have cost the U.S. team a gold medal. Four days later, Sarcamone was the subject of one of the many judging controversies during the Games when she placed fourth in the individual vault competition, directly behind a Chinese gymnast who landed one of her vaults on her knees.
Her resilience made her a fan favorite as did her good looks, which helped Sacramone earn the honor of Spin's Hottest American Olympian. If the TV deals fall through, Sacramone plans on returning to Brown University to finish her studies.