Gabrielle Douglas of the U.S. Olympic Team may have publicly SAID she didn’t give a hoot what y’all thought about her hair, but apparently she has folded under all the pressure.
Gabby caused a stir not only for her Olympic medal wins in London but for her hair, while she dismissed it with the maturity of someone twice her 16 years of age,?her team swooped into action and enlisted Hollywood hairstylist Ted Gibson to tame her mane prior to a few public appearances.
“I couldn’t believe it and still can’t,” says Gibson, who has worked on the tresses of Anne Hathaway, Angelina Jolie, Kate Gosselin and Ashley Greene, told The Daily Beast on Wednesday about the criticism Douglas received over her slicked-back ponytail.
“You have this young girl doing amazing things, and the conversation becomes about her hair? It was ridiculous and shameful.” (source)
Check out Gabby’s new look… Continue Reading…
Guess what y’all!? Gabrielle Douglas may soon be a part of the great City of Atlanta!!
The 16 year old Olympic stand out is reportedly being heavily recruited by Atlanta’s very own HBCU Spelman College.
[READ: Oprah Winfrey Gives Words Of Wisdom To 2012 Spelman Graduates… ]
Beverly Daniel Tatum, Spelman’s president, flew out to London recently to make sure Gabby knew that one of the most prestigious black universities in the country had it’s eye on her!
Details + photos of Gabby with her Spelman giftbag below… Continue Reading…
For some odd reason, Gabrielle Douglas
‘ hair has been the topic of discussion every since she was dubbed “the Black girl” during the 2012 Olympic Games
While personally, I don’t think Gabby’s hair was any different than any of her other (White) teammates, she was highly criticized for it. As if her hair really mattered more than her athletic ability.
Douglas found the media focus on her hair absurd.
Here’s what Douglas, the first U.S. gymnast to win gold in team and all-around competition, has to say about all the hair talk… Continue Reading…