Gabby Douglas Gets Her Own Barbie — See The Doll AND Her Inspiring Message For Anyone Who Plays With It!

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Gabby Douglas may have her eyes set on her second Olympic games later this summer in Rio, but she still has time to get dolled up — literally speaking!

The U.S. women’s gymnastics gold medalist officially has her own Barbie Doll, and couldn’t be more excited about it!

Related: Zendaya & Gabby Both Graduate From The Same High School!

Speaking to People, the 20-year-old said it was a “huge honor” to have her own version of the popular doll, gushing:

“I’m so excited. My older sister and I used to play with Barbies and create these dramatic fantasy stories, so it’s such a huge honor.”

We have a feeling one of all of Gabby’s Barbies competed in the Barbie Olympics at some point.

Though Douglas hopes the kids who play with her plastic mini-me will have a bigger takeaway from it, in that they stay true to themselves and follow their dreams! She added:

“Be yourself and really embrace your inner beauty and your true talent. Believe in yourself. Never let anyone tell you you can’t do something when you can.”

We hope anyone who plays with the doll hears Gabby’s message to go for the gold!

Between Douglas, Misty Copeland, and Zendaya getting their own Barbie dolls, we’re delighted Mattel is making all these wonderful additions to their popular line!

[Image via Instagram.]

Jul 11, 2016 5:38pm PDT

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