Gabby Douglas, Rosario Dawson and Salma Hayek chose dresses with very similar silhouettes.
Gabby Douglas works fast! It has only been a few months since she won the Olympic Gold and now she has a new book, titled “Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith.” She was spotted arriving at Good Morning America yesterday to promote the new book which details her life growing up in Virginia, her deadbeat dad and dealing with racism.
Sixteen-year-old Olympian Gabby Douglas has been living out her dreams ever since she snagged up two gold medals earlier this year. She’s gracing the cover of the December 2012 issue of Essence as one of their “Women of the Year”, but she also shares an alternate cover with fellow Olympians Carmelita Jeter, Allyson Felix, and Sanya Richards-Ross. All four ladies share the accomplishments of breaking records and becoming a part of history in their sports.
After snagging a multi-million dollar endorsement deal with Kelloggs, appearing on Jay Leno and serving as co-host of this week’s America’s Got Talent results show, Gabby Douglas was visited by Oprah at her home for an upcoming episode of ‘Next Chapter’.
During the episode, which will air next week on OWN, Oprah visited the ‘Chow’s Gymnastic and Dance Instruction’ in Iowa where Gabby trained for the Olympics over the past two years, as well as Gabby’s host home (where she lived with the Parton family) to conduct the intimate interview.
Meanwhile, O got a taste of what it is like to take on the balance beam. She tweeted, ‘4 inches is not a lot of room to flip your body. Hats off to Gabby and Team USA’.
Gabby Douglas wants to be an actress so Nick Cannon offered her a guest role on America’s Got Talent as his side kick. She visited the show yesterday and put her hosting skills to the test all while showing off her new makeover by hair stylist Ted Gibson.
Gabby, her sister Arielle and mom Natalie
Hot off the record-holding Olympic win as the first African-American female to win the all-around title in Gymnastics, Gabby Douglas has touched down in New York and is already making the late night talk show rounds. Her first stop was the Jay Leno Show last night where she had the honor to sit on the couch with the First Lady, Michelle Obama.
Kelloggs snagged Olympic Gold medalists Gabby Douglas for a new endorsement deal early. She was presented with a special edition box of Kelloggs featuring herself holding the gold medal, just a day after winning the all-around individual gymnastics competition at the Olympics.
According to reports she will make a cool $1-3 million from her deal with Kelloggs, is expected to earn a low to mid seven figures in endorsements over the next year and could make over $90 million in endorsements over the next decade now that she is a World Champion.
Gabby Douglas made history by becoming the first African-American gymnast to win the individual all-around gold medal and a team gold at the London Olympics. With her beaming smile and charming personality, the 16-year-old Virginia native won over tons of new fans including some famous ones. Music superstars Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Ciara, Pharrell, Rick Ross, and more took to Twitter to congratulate the Team USA Olympian.
Beyoncé: A huge congratulations to 16 year old Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas – wow – what a thrill to watch you take this gold! I can tell you’ve been working hard for so long – enjoy this moment, its yours. Thank you for inspiring all of us!
Lil Wayne: Glad i lived to see what Gabby Douglas did in the Olympics. Icon.
Nicki Minaj: *kisses to Gabby* what an amazing little firecracker. #USA #Olympics
Ciara: @gabrielledoug Not only am I happy 4 U. I’m happy for your family 2! The sacrifices payed off! Keep inspiring Young Girls and Women like Me❤
Pharrell: You are the future, @gabrielledoug Such a shining example of focus, persistence, and execution. And a special thx to your rock of a family.
Monica: Congratulations Gabby Douglas on your Olympic Achievements. Gymnastics Team USA u made us all proud❤
Rick Ross: Congrats Gabby Douglas. Olympic #goldmedalist
Estelle: I JUST rewatched Gabby douglass. Yo. Goosebumps. Every single turn was sharp. Clean. Perfect. Omg!!!
Timbaland: yessir bigups to @gabrielledoug u did ur thang
Mary J. Blige: Congratulations to @gabrielledoug On her 2 Olympic Gold Medals!!! I’m so inspired!!!
Justin Bieber: CONGRATS to @McKaylaMaroney @jordynmarie2013 @kyla_ross96 @Aly_Raisman @gabrielledoug on your GOLD MEDAL. #BeliebersWinGOLD #Proud
Dawn Richard: So happy for @gabrielledoug and her family. God bless them all. Breaking barriers and boundaries with poise and class. I love it!
Ameriie: Go Gabby Douglas!!
Brandy: @gabrielledoug You are an Inspiration!!! I am so proud of you!!! Continue to be the best version of yourself!!! Love you
WATCH: Dominique Dawes Cries Through Interview On Gabby Douglas’s Win
“Us gymnasts are usually so composed,” Dawes said, choking back tears in an interview with FOX Sports. “I am so thrilled for Gabby … I’m so thrilled to change my website and take down the fact that I was the only African American with a gold medal.”
16-years-old, Gabby Douglas has become the first woman of color, to take home the all-around Olympic gold title in women’s gymnastics. The 94-pound gymnast known as ‘The Flying Squirrel’ pretty much dominated the series from the beginning but led the top three spots over her Russian competitors Victoria Komova who took the silver and Aliya Mustafina who took home the bronze. In addition to being the first African American to take home that title, she’s also only the 4th American woman in Olympic history to win women’s all-around.
Thank you Gabby for giving young girls a positive role model to look up to. Inspiration for us all!