“The Champ Is Here”: Gabby Douglas Covers JET Magazine

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August 22, 2012 ‐ By Alissa Henry
"Gabby Douglas Jet Magazine"

Source: Bossip.com

The Olympics are over but Gabby Douglas is still flying high and this week the gold medalist landed on the cover of Jet Magazine.

Gabby’s JET cover story highlights her Olympic domination, daddy issues and the “hair controversy.” Amidst all the “drama” Gabby embraces her new place as a global role model with the goal to “inspire youth in all sports like the First Lady…” she tells JET.

The Gabby cover story also features her mother Natalie Hawkins who, among other things, protectively addresses the harsh media attention her daughter received, “…It’s kind of difficult for her to know what the right answer is because those are adult situations; and yet, you’re asking a child to elaborate on them.”

Gabby has been the target of harsh media coverage even after the initial hair-gate during the Olympics. The gymnast recently tweeted a picture of herself with hair stylist Ted Gibson and that set off another firestorm of crazy criticisms because apparently some believe that if you wear a ponytail while doing gymnastics then you should wear a ponytail every other minute of your life as well. Her coverage certainly hasn’t been all bad though. She’s been on shows like Good Morning America and Jay Leno and this Sunday she’ll be appearing on Oprah’s Next Chapter.

In an industry saturated with celebrities famous for embarrassing reality show antics and mediocre talent, it’s refreshing to see people like Gabby getting magazine covers.

What do you think of Gabby being on the cover of Jet?

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  • B

    Congratulations Gabby. Fly high while the haters crawl low!

  • http://www.womenaregamechangers.com/ WomenAreGamechangers

    She is a great example for our young ladies to look up to. I’ll be tuning into the show this Sunday. Let’s break records and have everyone watch the show on OWN.

    • Ann

      I agree. We definitely need to support her.

  • TeahMonae

    I’m just waiting for them to come out with the “Gabby Doll” so I can get one! I’m sure something like that is probably in the works, especially with the holidays coming up, they need a new toy craze.

  • Candacey Doris

    Good for her! I think she should ignore the haters and get all the positive attention she can.

  • TeahMonae

    I’m just waiting on the Gabby doll to come out so I can get one! I’m sure something like that is probably in the works, especialy with Christmas approaching.

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  • Natural83

    Gooooo Gabby! She looks FAB on the cover! I need to go pick up my copy asap! She so deserves all the fame and attention she’s receiving. Such a great role model, and I’m extremely happy for her and her family. Hard work pays off! #TeamGabby

  • WhoMe

    Such an inspiration to young girls. She kind of looks like the first lady.

  • gracie

    Can’t wait to see this girl blossom into a fiancially, spiritually,morally and socially successful lady

  • cpalwaysjc6

    She is so gorgeous! I am purchasing that issue as soon it hits the stores! I will be going to see her on the Gymnastics tour as well. I give Jet props for stepping up and putting Gabby on the cover. I wrote Essence magazine as asked them to put her on the cover. I am also going to write Ebony as well. Congrats again GABBY! She looks amazing.

    • Neecee401

      Essence isn’t putting her on the cover? I know she was doing an interview for them. They put every other overrated celebrity on the cover, she definitely deserves it.

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