Gabby Douglas Got Her Own Barbie Doll & Now You Can Own It Too
Before the Rio Olympics, the people at Mattel gifted gymnast Gabrielle Douglas with her own Barbie. But that’s just it, it was her’s, one of a kind and not available to the public. But after further consideration, the company has to decided to make it available to the non-Olympic winning gymnasts like you and I.
The Gabby Douglas Barbie comes with her red, white and blue leotard, as well as a set of pink and black Nike warmups.
Speaking of the doll, Douglas told People, “It’s a huge honor. 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 Barbie is not the only product Douglas has put her name behind. As she’s on a break from gymnastics, she is also pursuing new projects like her recently debuted line of lipsticks from Beauty Bakerie. And if you have children in your house, you may have seen her in her guest role on the Nickelodeon show “Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn.”
When asked if she would compete in the 2020 Tokoyo Olympics, Douglas said, “We’ll see. 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.”