Gabby Douglas is definitely well on her way. Not only did she make history by being the first black girl to win the all-around title in gymnastics and the first to win that title with the gold and shake the hair haters, she is on the cover of People Magazine.
Since she’s the most popular athlete in this year’s Olympics, she mostly likely to cash in on some serious GWAP. According to Associated Press:
NBC says the gymnastics gold medalist is the most clicked-upon athlete on its Olympics website. Through Sunday, her profile on the site had more than 18 million page views. That’s far above the second-ranked athlete, swimmer Michael Phelps, whose profile had just over 7 million page views.
Although press coverage was slow in the beginning, Gabby has definitely at the top of the popularity charts as she has been getting tons of shoutouts on Twitter from Oprah, Nicki Minaj, and Lady Gaga; a website shoutout for Queen Bey; a phone call from the POTUS; and got a chance to meet Kate Middleton face-to-face.
Now Gabby has THE best advantage and will be seriously cashing out at the bank. She is deemed to make millions and is said to be the biggest gymnastic star since Mary Lou Retton so I’m sure the endorsements will be rolling in like crazy. She’s already landed a deal with Kellogg’s.
An all-around gymnastics gold medal is worth about $2 million annually in endorsements. And Douglas picked up a big one last Friday, landing on front of the Kellogg’s Corn Flakes cereal box. She’d previously signed a deal with Procter & Gamble after winning the U.S. Olympic trials in San Jose.
So much for the hair haters. One thing about GOD, He will move mountains. I’m so happy and proud of Gabby and she has truly made history. She has given hope to aspiring children all over the world. I look forward to seeing so much more from her!
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