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  • Gabby Douglas Tells How She Overcame the Odds in New Memoir

    Jan 6, 13 by Brittney M. Walker 4 Comments

    *History making gymnast Gabrielle Douglas, opens up about the journey she took to become the international icon she became over the summer. Only 16-years-old and all of 4’11”, the black girl from Iowa discusses the sacrifices her family made to ensure her success, despite the odds in her new book, written with O’s founding editor […]

  • Gabby Douglas Could Have Missed Her Gold Medal for a Job at Chik-fil-A

    Dec 4, 12 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment

    *Gabby Douglas may be a super star, but the Olympian had once contemplated quitting the sport altogether to work at Chik-Fil-A, she told the New York Daily News. It ain’t all roses for the 15-year-old gymnast. In a world riddled with racism, competition, and constant workouts, she began to grow tired of her job and […]

  • Gabrielle Douglas Set to Release a Book About Her Faith and Journey

    Dec 1, 12 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment

    *Gabrielle Douglas has been a shining star since making her Olympic debut this year. The young gymnast, who isn’t old enough to vote, says her journey has been about faith. Gabby is releasing a book, “Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith.” “I want people to be inspired by my book,” Gabrielle said in […]

  • *Go Gabby! Douglas Wins Sportswoman of the Year Award

    Oct 18, 12 by EurPublisher 3 Comments

    *Gabby Douglas, the Olympic all-around champion, has won the Sportswoman of the Year honors from the Women’s Sports Foundation. The award was given out Wednesday night to the young gymnast. She beat out Lindsey Vonn, Serena Williams, Missy Franklin, Allyson Felix, Jessica Long and Tatyana McFadden. Douglas is the third gymnast to win the award, […]

  • Gabby Douglas Lands Acting Gig on ‘Vampire Diaries’

    Sep 21, 12 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment

    *It looks like Gabrielle Douglas did herself a favor when she revealed her secret love for “The Vampire Diaries.” According to the Hollywood Reporter, she’ll be starring in the seventh episode of the CW drama, slated to air Nov. 29. And she actually has a role. “Diaries” actress Nina Dobrev gushed the news on Twitter […]

  • Gabby Douglas Memoir Coming in December

    Sep 6, 12 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *Gabby Douglas is bringing her life story to the pages of an “inspirational memoir” for a HarperCollins imprint, the gold medal gymnast announced this morning. [SUBSCRIBE TO EURWEB’s RSS FEED] “Grace, Gold and Glory, My Leap of Faith,’’ due in December, will detail her journey to gold in the London Olympics. There will be many […]