Gabby Douglas Unveils Barbie Doll After Making Olympic Team For Rio

Gabby Douglas Unveils Barbie Doll After Making Olympic Team For Rio

Just a day after Gabby Douglas was named to the 2016 US Women’s Gymnastics Team for the upcoming 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, she gets her own Barbie!

“I’m excited to be debuting my @Barbie Shero doll! Let’s continue to break barriers and dream big Girls! #YouCanBeAnything #Shero,” the 20-year-old athlete wrote as she unveiled the doll on Instagram.

Gabby added in a statement, “I love a challenge. I love to push limits and I love that my very own Barbie celebrates me for being a role model to girls. Being honored as a Barbie Shero further motivates me to inspire girls by being the best I can be.”

She joins Misty Copeland, Ava DuVernay, Emmy Rossum, Eva Chen, Trisha Yearwood and Zendaya as a “Shero” Barbie.

The fashions for the doll were inspired by Douglas’ own signature GK leotard line that she wears while training hard in the gym. Dressed in a red, white and blue Gabby GK Elite leotard, the doll comes complete with a Nike warm-up suit. The doll is fully articulated, allowing her to do almost all of the moves Gabby performs.

Hey girl heeeeeey!

A photo posted by Gabby Douglas (@gabbycvdouglas) on

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