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Gabby Douglas Unveils New Barbie Doll

barbieOlympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas has found yet another way to inspire young black girls: she now has her very own Barbie Doll.

The Gabby Douglas doll comes on the heels of  Mattel’s Ava DuVernay doll, which was also released as part of the company’s Shero collection. 

The doll, which is on sale today for $24.99, comes with a stars and stripes leotard and pink and black Nike warmups.

“It’s a huge honor,” Douglas told People.  “I always dreamed of having my own doll, and I played with Barbie when I was little with my sisters. I really hope people what people take away from the Gabby Barbie doll is to be inspired, to be encouraged to be anything that you want to be. If you have a passion or a goal, set your heart to do whatever you want to do.”

The 21-year-old, who is currently on a break from training and is still undecided on whether or not she will return to gymnastics, also recently debuted a line of liquid lipsticks via Beauty Bakerie.

About her future as a  gymnast, she stated,

“For me, since I’ve been doing gymnastics since I was six years old, I’m 21 now. It’s just a huge decision. I don’t want to make any rash decisions. For me, I’m just taking it day-by-day, and I’ll just take it from there.”

Whatever you decide to do, queen, you certainly have our full support!

By: Danielle Dixon

Follow her on Twitter: @tooprettydani


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