Winning two Olympic gold medals was just the start for gymnast Gabrielle Douglas. The 16-year old athlete is taking her new-found stardom to the next level. Gabby recently added author to her long list of of new job descriptions with her book, Grace, Gold & Glory: My Leap of Faith.
Although Gabby has received an abundance of press and praise since becoming the first African-American to win the All-Around gold, she has remained humble and gives all of the credit for her success to God. “My faith stands [as] definitely the most important [thing] in my gymnastics career. God has given me this amazing talent, and He’s woken me up everyday, and kept me safe in the gym so He’s played a big role in my life,” she said during a YouTube interview with Michelle Burford.
She went on to say, “I just pray that God keep me humble and keep me grounded. I don’t want to be this on top diva. I want to be this role model. I want to be that blessing on other people.”
In other Gabby news,the London Olympian is also being nominated as TIME magazine’s Person of the Year. She will be up against none other than the President himself, Barack Obama, legendary rapper Jay-Z and many other of 2012’s most well-known and influential people. The winner will be chosen by the TIME’s editor, but the people’s choice of most influential on media outlets (for better or worse) will also be announced.
Plus, Gabby will also make a guest appearance on an upcoming episode of one of her favorite shows, “The Vampire Diaries.”
Way to go Gabby on all of the outstanding continued success!