Gabby Douglas Barbie Doll Hits Stores
"I'm so excited," she told People of her new doll.
My older sister and I used to play with Barbies and create these dramatic fantasy stories, so it's such a huge honor.The doll, which is part of Barbie's "Shero" line, is available for purchase on store shelves nationwide and online.
Douglas told the Huff Post that she worked closely with Barbie to design the doll and hopes it will inspire boys and girls to pursue their passions.
It's so important in the African American community to have that doll that looks like you. For me that's really big because it sends a positive message saying, you know what you can go out there and achieve your goals no matter what your hair looks like, no matter what color your skin is.