Tags: Gabby Douglas, Oprah Winfrey
The first African-American Olympic all-around female gymnast did an interview with biggest African-American mainstream media mogul. Oprah posted the pictures of Gabby Douglas on her Twitter page.
Seriously, Gabby looks like she could be Oprah's biological daughter!
Gabby thanked Oprah on Twitter and said that her family had a wonderful time with her. Gabrielle's episode airs this Sunday on OWN.
Tags: Celebrity Hairstyles, Gabby Douglas
Gabby Douglas won a gold medal but her haters were focusing on her hair. She responded by first saying that she won't change her hair, then she explained that "There's no time for them to say 'Representing the USA, Gabrielle Douglas' and me to say 'Yeah, thanks!' as I'm brushing my hair… I'm not thinking about that. I'm thinking about bringing a gold medal home."
Gabrielle has now enlisted celebrity stylist Ted Gibson to do her hair. He has worked on Anne Hathaway, Angelina Jolie and other A-listers' locks.
Gabby posted the photo above and Tweeted: "Ted Gibson Is AWESOME!!! LOVE HIM SOO MUCH!!! A special thank you to my Gold Medal Celebrity Hair Stylist!"
Gabby always looked good and I think she should have kept her hair the way it was instead of doing what her haters wanted, but she does look great.
Tags: Gabby Douglas, Michelle Obama
Gabby Douglas joins Michelle Obama for an appearance on The Tonight Show With Chinny Leno. Gabby, 16, revealed that she had some junk food after becoming the third U.S. athlete and first African-American to win the all-around title.
Gabby said she hit up McDonald's and got a sandwich.
Michelle responded with "You're setting me back, Gabby," to which the Olympian responded "Sorry!"
Gotta love 'em both! An Olympian deserves some friggin' junk food after winning a medal! Gabby would have to gain a lot of weight and stop exercising to become overweight, but you gotta admire Michelle for her consistency.
Gabby's appearance airs tonight at 11:30 on NBC.
Tags: Gabby Douglas
Black women were hating on Gabby Douglas' hair because they didn't like her hair. She wasn't looking fresh to death at the Olympics. Her roots weren't perfect. All of her strands weren't in place. Forget the gold medal, why wasn't she using more hair clips?!?!
Gabby has responded to the bullsh!t by saying:
"I don't know where this is coming from. What's wrong with my hair? I'm like, `I just made history and people are focused on my hair?' It can be bald or short, it doesn't matter about (my) hair."
If that wasn't enough, Gabrielle hit back with some more bada*sness, saying:
"Nothing is going to change. I'm going to wear my hair like this during beam and bar finals. You might as well just stop talking about it."
Tags: Gabby Douglas, London Olympics
Here we go. Gabby Douglas is the first African-American to win a gold medal for the All-around gymnastics competition at the Olympics. Despite becoming an inspiring role model for people of color around the world, people are focusing on Gabby's hair. It wasn't "done."
Being hypercritical in the African-American community is nothing new. We have to assimilate without assimilating too much. We have to be white without being too white, black without being too hood. Basically we have to be Barack and Michelle Obama.
I've never been fixated on hair like some other African-Americans I've known. The women on both sides of my family all have a lot of hair; I hate weaves and have never had a perm. Still, as I watched Gabby compete, I was thinking to myself 'This girl needs to get her hair done
.' I just wasn't Tweeting about it or publishing stories about it simply because she looked great. A few strands sticking out at the back of her head does not overshadow her achievements and isn't worthy of discussion at all!
The 16 year-old was on the world's stage and she put a lot of gel in her hair, didn't brush it with a fine-teeth comb, didn't bobby pin the back of her hair (it was sticking out), and threw on a fake ponytail to complete her look. Gabby didn't look like she had just emerged from a salon and that's what's so special about her. Gabby looks like so many of the girls who now look up to her. Not everyone can afford to have their hair perfectly done every single day.
She looked fine. She looked great. She looked exactly like she should. Some say that Gabby should have been styled better because she's "representing" black women. Well, she delivered under pressure and won two Gold medals in the most-watched event in the world; Gabrielle's already done more representing than most of us will ever do in our lifetime.
For those who think the criticism is outrageous, it is. More importantly, Gabby will probably laugh the haters off and say that she did need to get her hair done. Black people talk about others "needing to get her their hair done" all the time. Trust me when I say that Gabby won't be surprised by any of this. Besides, she's busy celebrating. Congrats again Gabby!
Tags: Beyonce, Gabby Douglas, London Olympics, Oprah Winfrey
Gabby Douglas is the first African-American to win a gold medal in the All-around competition at the Olympics. The adorable 16 year-old received a type out on Twitter from Michael Phelps, but it wasn't just Team USA athletes who commended her on being such a rockstar.
Beyonce posted the following message on her Tumblr:
"A huge congratulations to 16 year old Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas — Wow — what a thrill to watch you take this Gold!I can tell you've been working hard for so long — enjoy this moment, it's yours. Thank you for inspiring all of us! Love, B."
Oprah Tweeted: "OMG I'm so thrilled for Gabby. Flowing happy tears!"
Gabrielle Union, Nicki Minaj, Ian Somerhalder, Elizabeth Banks and Octavia Spencer also posted Tweets about Gabby's historical win.
Tags: Fierce, Gabby Douglas, London Olympics
Sixteen year-old Gabby Douglas has made history. The African-American cutie is the first woman of color to win a gold medal in the All-around competition at the Olympics! Wow!
People cheered "Go Gabby" at London's North Greenwich Arena as Gabby earned her medal.
Gabby's mother Natalie Hawkins said she "absolutely" feels like "all the hard work has paid off." Natalie had to send Natalie to live out of state to train.
Us Weekly reports: "Performing on the uneven bars, balance beam and on the floor exercise mat Thursday, Douglas bested Russia's Victoria Komova, who earned silver."
Gabby won a gold medal in for the first time when Team USA's female gymnasts won the team gold medal. Aly Raisman, the only other American to qualify for the all-around competition, came in fourth.
CONGRATS GURL! I love this.