By Yesha Callahan, The Root
Although Gabrielle Douglas had a tough time at the recent Olympic trials, she made the team and will be joined by Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian in Rio de Janeiro.
And she now has become immortalized with her own Barbie!
Douglas’ doll joins those of Misty Copeland, Trisha Yearwood and Ava DuVernay as part of Mattel’s “Shero” line.
Douglas hopes her doll will teach people to go for their dreams.
“I love a challenge. I love to push limits and I love that my very own Barbie celebrates me for being a role model to girls,” said Douglas. “Being honored as a Barbie Shero further motivates me to inspire girls by being the best I can be.”
“Be yourself and really embrace your inner beauty and your true talent,” she told People. “Believe in yourself. Never let anyone tell you you can’t do something when you can.”