CULTURE: Olympian Gabby Douglas Gets Her Own Barbie

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There is more exciting news for 20-year old gymnastic gold medalist, Gabby Douglas.

Along with her recent qualification for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, 20-year-old gymnastic gold medalist Gabby Douglas is now the face of her very own Barbie doll. After her stunning performance at the 2012 Olympics, Douglas has become a beacon of hope and inspiration for millions of young girls that aspire to thrive in the competitive gymnastic field.

With a doll in her own likeness, Douglas joins great company of black women (Misty Copeland, Ava DuVernay and Zendaya) that have inspired girls to break boundaries in their respective fields. Douglas’ message to young women and men is simple: “Stay true to yourself, and go after your dreams” according to PEOPLE.

Following her inclusion in this line of “Shero” Barbies, Douglas prepares to compete on the world stage again at Rio this summer.

View the unveiling of The Gabby Douglas Barbie Doll below.

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