Remember when we shared the behind-the-scenes video of Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas getting glam for ESSENCE's December issue? Well, we finally have a look at the lovely cover.

America's new sweetheart shines in a Notte by Marchesa black-and-gold frock with a head full of flowing locks (no bad hair day here) and one of her two gold medals for the glossy's annual "Women Of The Year" issue.

In the cover story "Gabby Takes Flight," the 16-year-old opens up about her life after making Olympic history. While she has already befriended the First Lady, scored a beauty campaign and landed a guest spot on “The Vampire Diaries,” we're sure the pint-sized star will be bombarded with other fabulous opportunities. (Gabby also snagged a spot on Glamour's "Women Of The Year" list.) Even so, she doesn't seem jaded by her success.

“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 told ESSENCE.

Joining the gymnast on ESSENCE's list of amazing women of color is First Lady Michelle Obama and "Good Morning America" anchor Robin Roberts -- just to name a few.

Check out Gabby's stunning cover below and a second sensational cover featuring fellow Olympians Allyson Felix, Carmelita Jeter and Sanya Richards-Ross. You can pickup a copy of the issue when it hits newsstands on November 9.

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  • 2012 U.S. Women's Gymnastics Olympic Gold Medal Team Rings The NYSE Closing Bell

    NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 14: Gabby Douglas of the 2012 U.S. Women's Gymnastics Olympic Gold Medal Team rings the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on August 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

  • 2012 U.S. Women's Gymnastics Olympic Gold Medal Team Rings The NYSE Closing Bell

    NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 14: Gabby Douglas of the 2012 U.S. Women's Gymnastics Olympic Gold Medal Team rings the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on August 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

  • 2012 U.S. Women's Gymnastics Olympic Gold Medal Team Rings The NYSE Closing Bell

    NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 14: Kyla Ross, Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber of the 2012 U.S. Women's Gymnastics Olympic Gold Medal Team ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on August 14, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

  • US Olympic Athlete Medalists Visit USA House

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: U.S. Olympian Gabrielle Douglas visits the USA House at the Royal College of Art on August 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC)

  • US Olympic Athlete Medalists Visit USA House

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: U.S. Olympian Gabrielle Douglas visits the USA House at the Royal College of Art on August 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC)

  • US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas performs du

    US gymnast Gabrielle Douglas performs during the women' s beam final of the artistic gymnastics event of the London Olympic Games on August 7, 2012 at the 02 North Greenwich Arena in London. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/GettyImages)

  • Olympics Day 11 - Gymnastics - Artistic

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: Gabrielle Douglas of the United States competes on the beam during the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Beam final on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 7, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

  • Gabby Douglas, right, 2012 London Summer Olympics gold medal-winning gymnast, laughs with, from left, her aunt, Bianca Williams, her sister, Joy Douglas, and her mother, Natalie Hawkins, center, after arriving at Norfolk International Airport, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in Norfolk, Va., on her way to visit her hometown of Virginia Beach, Va. (AP Photo/Virginian-Pilot, Ross Taylor) MAGS OUT

  • Eric Lindbergh of T.A.L.E.N.T. Murals works on the image of gymnast Gabby Douglas on the side of the Gator's Sports Bar & Grill on Holland Road in Virginia Beach, Va. on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. The mural shows Douglas holding a gold medal with an American flag backdrop. It says "Way to go Gabby." (AP Photo/Virginian-Pilot, Steve Earley) MAGS OUT

  • Gabby Douglas performs in the floor exercise during the final round of the women's Olympic gymnastics trials, Sunday, July 1, 2012, in San Jose, Calif. Douglas was named to the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

  • Gabby Douglas performs on the balance beam during the preliminary round of the women's Olympic gymnastics trials, Friday, June 29, 2012, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

  • Gabby Douglas reacts after finishing her floor exercise routine during the preliminary round of the women's Olympic gymnastics trials, Friday, June 29, 2012, in San Jose, Calif. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

  • Gabby Douglas

    FILE - This June 10, 2012 file photo shows Gabby Douglas competing on the uneven bars during the women's senior division at the U.S. gymnastics championships in St. Louis. Douglas has emerged as world champion Jordyn Wieber's main rival, and is the brightest star on a powerful U.S. team that could turn the London Olympics into its own heavy medal show.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)