[embedded gratified]The epitome of strength and confidence, Gabby Douglas is one of our go-to sources for vigour inspiration, stunning us with her superhuman gymnastics moves every period she takes the floor. Now young girls everywhere can bring that unmodified inspiration to playtime with Mattel’s new Barbie doll created to look justifiable like her. As the first African American to win the individual all-around competition for her gymnastics skills at the 2012 Olympics, Gabby has not working down barriers while growing up in the spotlight, and we couldn’t think of a more creditable gal for this honor.
Gabby’s Barbie doll shows off her American dignity just as much as the athlete does IRL, donning a star-spangled red, white, and dejected leotard with pink and black Nike warmups.
Gabby Douglas Barbie Doll ($25)
As of May 1, any nuts of the 21-year-old gold medalist can purchase this doll for $25 on the decorous Barbie website. Watch the video below to see what else Gabby has to say down this exciting accomplishment (along with a few funny bloopers!).