WOMEN
07/11/2016 12:02 pm ET Updated Jul 27, 2016

Gabby Douglas Debuts Her Own 'Shero' Barbie Just In Time For The Olympics

"Let’s continue to break barriers & dream big, girls!”
Gabby Douglas has her very own Barbie.
Barbie
Gabby Douglas has her very own Barbie.

The past few days have been good to Gabby Douglas: On Sunday she was selected as one of five gymnasts to represent the U.S. Olympic team in Rio this summer. On Monday she debuted her new Barbie Shero doll

The 20-year-old gymnast announced the awesome Barbie news on Twitter this morning, writing: “Excited to debut my @Barbie Shero doll! Let’s continue to break barriers & dream big, girls!”

Douglas is in great company other equally badass women who have Barbie Shero dolls, including Misty Copeland, Ava DuVernay and Emmy Rossum

Douglas tweeted the news with a photo of her and her new Barbie Shero doll at the gym. 

“I’m so excited,” Douglas told People Magazine 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.”  

Douglas told Mattel that she’s “speechless” that she has her very own doll. “It’s crazy,” she says in the video below. “I never would’ve thought in a million years that I would be in this spot. Everyone sees me as a role model and it’s just fantastic.” 

Douglas also competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics where she won two gold medals, one in the individual all-around competition and one for the team competitions.  

In the video, Douglas emphasizes that young women should accept themselves for who they are. “Just be you and love yourself and embrace yourself and just really go after what you want,” she says.   

We can’t wait to see what this shero does at the Olympics.

Scroll below to see photos of Douglas and her new Barbie Shero doll.   

Buying one of these ASAP. 
Barbie
Buying one of these ASAP. 
Ten out of 10! 
Barbie
Ten out of 10! 
“My older sister and I used to play with Barbies and create these dramatic fantasy stories, so it’s such a huge h
Barbie
“My older sister and I used to play with Barbies and create these dramatic fantasy stories, so it’s such a huge honor," Douglas said. 

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