Gabby Douglas is a gymnastics star. She has won gold medals in the 2012 and the 2016 Olympics. She has stopped training for the moment and is not expected to perform in the 2020 Olympics.
About Gabby Douglas
Real Name: Gabrielle Christina Victoria Douglas
Nickname: Gabby, Flying Squirrel
Occupation & Job: American Olympic gymnast
Famous For: winning gold medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics for both the individual and team artistic all-around
Birthday / DOB: December 31st, 1995
Place of Birth / Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Ethnicity: African American
Height, Weight & Body
How Tall – Height in Meters: 1.57 meters
How Tall – Height in Feet: 5’2″
Weight in Pounds: 125 lbs
Weight in Kilograms: 56.69 kg
Bra Size: 34B
Waist Size: 28 inches
Hip Size: 35 inches
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: black
Foot/Shoe Size: 7 (US)
Dress Size: 8 (US)
Personal Life ( Relationships, family, education, Net Worth)
Are They Married: No
Husband / Boyfriend: Gabby is not dating anyone at this time.
Father: Timothy Douglas
Mother: Natalie Hawkins
Brother: Johnathan Douglas
Sister: Joyelle Douglas, Arielle Douglas
High School: Oak Park High School
Did They Go To College: No
Net Worth: Gabby’s net worth is thought to be around $4 million as of 2018.
Hobbies: knitting, reading
Favorite Movie: Unknown
Favorite Sports: Gymnastics
Phone Number: Unknown
Social Media Accounts & Usernames
Gabby Douglas’ Facebook page is liked by over 1.3 million fans. Lately, she has been posting updates of her time with the USO Guam tour, visiting the troops abroad.
Gabby Douglas posts often on Twitter. She has tweeted 6,132 times to her 1.1 million followers. She joined Twitter in April of 2011.
Gabby’s posted 66 times on Instagram. Her content mainly consists of her brand endorsements, photos from charity events, and the occasional selfie. 1.8 million of her fans follow her on the picture sharing website.
Other Cool Facts:
- Gabby has her own collection of human hair wigs aimed at African American women. It was a collaboration between her and the shop RPG Show.
- After the 2016 Olympics, Gabby felt like she needed to take a break from gymnastics, and use the time to discover new interests.
- Gabby Douglas decided that she wanted to act in movies, and began taking acting classes to achieve her goal.
- She is a brand ambassador for many companies. In 2017, she did some promotion for Post-it Notes. In 2016, she also worked with Gillette Venus, as she had always loved the product.
- She started her gymnastics training when she was just 6 years old.
- Gabby started her real training at the age of 14 after she and her parents moved to Des Moines, Iowa from Virginia Beach.
- When Gabby was 16, she achieved two important landmarks. She took home the gold in the individual all-around gymnastics competition, making her the first African American woman to do so. She was also part of the team that won the gold in the team all-around competition, and thus was the first American to do both in the same year.
- She had a Barbie designed in her image. It came with two outfit choices – the red, white, and blue leotard, and a tracksuit.
- Gabby had a reality show made about her life and her family in 2016. It was called the Douglas Family Gold, and it aired on Wednesdays on the Oxygen channel.
- When Gabby was eight years old, she came in first a gymnastics state championship in Virginia.
- Gabby’s sister Arielle was also a gymnast. Arielle taught Gabby a few tricks before Gabby ended up taking her first gymnastics class when she turned six.
- She trained with a famous coach in Iowa, Liang Chow.
- Her nickname, The Flying Squirrel, was given to her by Marth Karoyli, the United States national team coordinator, after seeing Gabby on the uneven parallel bars.
- In 2012, she was the cover model for the July issue of Sports Illustrated.
- After coming under fire for victim-blaming gymnasts who had been molested by Larry Nassar, she issued an apology on Instagram and admitted that she had been taken advantage of by the team doctor. The sentiment that got her in trouble was implying that “dressing in a provocative/sexual way” invites the abuse.
- Gabby Douglas is a published author. She has published two books named Raising the Bar and Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith, which is autobiographical.