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Former Child Star Now On a Different Stage

February 04, 2013

UCLA gymnast Sophina DeJesus is only a college freshman, but she has achieved a lot for a teenager.

Case in point: The Temecula Valley High alumna has her own Wikipedia page.

“I actually just recently found that out,” DeJesus said. “I didn’t know at first. One of my friends looked me up (and said), ‘Oh my gosh, you have a Wikipedia page. You should check it out.’”

DeJesus once made a name for herself as a child television actress and dancer. However, these days she is putting on a show for the Bruins, whose women’s team is ranked No. 4 nationally in the latest NCAA poll.

DeJesus has been a key contributor during UCLA’s 3-0 start. The former SCEGA Gymnastics member has twice been named Pac 12 Conference newcomer/freshman of the week. Read More