Gabby Douglas sure is living a great year. Cover girl, young Olympic winner, endorsement deals and being practically BFF’s with the first lady; what else could a 16- year-old girl ask for?
Douglas has earned a cover on ESSENCE magazine for their December ‘Women of the Year’ issue. Smiling bright in a Notte by Marchesa black frock with a gold accent, Gabby makes the cover story with the headline “Gabby Takes Flight.”
Gabby is loving her year in the spotlight. She told ESSENCE, “In my dreams I didn’t think about how many shows I would be on and how many people would tweet me…it’s so cool!” Gabby landed a guest spot on one of her favorite television shows “The Vampire Diaries” and even performed with Alicia Keys during the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, I must admit all that IS so cool.
To get the full story and see who else made ESSENCE ‘Women of the Year’ list pick up the December issue on newsstands November 9, 2012.