Dreaming Big: Laurie Hernandez Sent an Audition Tape to Disney Channel

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Olympic gold medalist Laurie Hernandez has already proven to the world that she is a seriously talented teen, but now she is expanding her career even more. Why stop at gymnastics when you can dive into the entertainment business as well? Aside from being an insanely gifted athlete, Laurie has some seriously impressive actings chops as well. In fact, she just opened up about pursuing a career in acting, and she has her eye on a particular network. Yep, we're talkin' Disney Channel.

Who doesn't dream of being on Disney Channel as a kid? It seems as though Laurie sure did, as she recently sent out an audition tape for the network. Although she hasn't heard back yet, we think she has a pretty good chance. Come on – who could turn Laurie down?

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“I just finished an audition tape for Disney, and I’m waiting to hear,” she said in a recent interview. “I think absolutely I would love to be an actress."

How is she preparing, you ask? By watching and learning, of course.

“I notice as the months go by, I have a bigger love for it. I watched a movie (the romantic fantasy ‘The Age of Adaline’) the other day, and then re-watched it with the director’s (commentary), including ideas for the scenes. It was fascinating, and it’s such amazing acting. I would love to do that.”

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We just love that she's following her passion.

“I’m really leaning toward majoring in theatre,” she spilled. “I have butterflies just thinking about it, but I think it would be a lot of fun. It would definitely be a lot of work, but it would be worth it.”

It appears Laurie has already gotten her foot in the door, as she recently met Disney Channel alum Vanessa Hudgens.

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"SOARIN', FLYIN, THERES NOT A STAR IN HEAVEN THAT WE CANT REACH," Laurie captioned the Instagram photo, quoting High School Musical.

Laurie is definitely proof that if you can dream it, you can do it. You go, girl!

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