Following in the footsteps of Misty Copeland, Zendaya and others, Gabrielle Douglas can now be added to the list of magical Black girls who now have a Barbie.
Mattel announced the news on Monday, just one day after Team USA revealed that Douglas, along with Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian, would be the Fab 5 gymnast heading to Rio for the Olympics.
We’re excited to honor US Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas with a one-of-a-kind #Barbie doll made in her likeness! Watch as Gabby talks about inspiring girls to be true to yourself and dream big. #YouCanBeAnything #Shero
Gabby also released a video encouraging young girls to pursue their passions. Click over to the next page to check it out.