During its run on Nickelodeon from 2007 to 2012, “iCarly” was one of the most popular and topical programs on the network. The show was about a girl becoming famous on the Internet for her web show, so it seems almost prophetic that the future queen of Instagram would appear on “iCarly” in her early days. That’s right, Emily Ratajkowski was cast as Gibby’s girlfriend, Tasha, in Season 3 for two episodes, “iSpeed Date” and “iEnrage Gibby!”
The whole joke was that Gibby, who was the show’s lovable loser, somehow got a girlfriend as beautiful as young Ratajkowski. Sam, played by Jeanette McCurdy, suggested that something was probably seriously wrong with Ratajkowski’s character for her to be so obsessed with Gibby.
“It was my first and only acting job,” Ratajkowski told Rolling Stone in 2013. “I didn’t grow up with TV, so I didn’t even know what the show was when I auditioned. I only did two episodes, so I was just on set about two weeks.”
Even though she was only at Nickelodeon for a short time, it seems that Ratajkowski still looks back fondly at her time on “iCarly.” Back in 2020, Ratajkowski retweeted a clip from one of her appearances on the show and wrote, “Gibbs my first love.”