Gabby Douglas looks amazing as the latest cover girl for ESSENCE for their Women Of The Year Issue. In the cover story “Gabby Takes Flight,” she dishes on life after making Olympic history. Although she’s good friends with our FLOTUS, just snagged a beauty campaign with OPI, and has a guest spot on “The Vampire Diaries”–she’s still just your average 16-year-old girl who hasn’t let her stardom turn her into a young diva.
“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.
ESSENCE’s list of amazing women of color include First Lady Michelle Obama and “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts — just to name a few. Because one cover is never enough, a second one features fellow Olympians Allyson Felix, Carmelita Jeter and Sanya Richards-Ross.
Grab your copy of the issue when it hits newsstands on November 9.
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1. Kerry Washington
attends the premiere of "The Details" at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood, California. (Oct.2012) (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
2. Kim Kardashian
arrives at Kim Kardashian's Halloween party at LIV nightclub at Fontainebleau Miami in Miami Beach, Florida. (Oct. 2012) (Photo by John Parra/WireImage)
3. Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys
attend Haute Living Honors its partner Swizz Beatz with a Louis XIII experience in New York City. (Oct. 2012) (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images for Haute Living)
4. Gabrielle Union
attends Samsung Galaxy Note II Presents: The Next Big Thing & The Ring at Soho Beach House Miami in Miami Beach, Florida. (Oct. 2012) (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for Samsung)
5. Jessica White
attends Jessica White's Lingerie Halloween Party at DL in New York City. (Oct. 2012) (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic)
6. Melanie Brown
attends a hearing at Waverley Local Court in Sydney, Australia. (Nov. 2012) (Photo by Peter Rae/The Sydney Morning Herald/Fairfax Media via Getty Images)
7. La la Anthony
attends Nine West's premiere of "Project Runway All Stars" Season 2 at the Lexington Avenue flagship store in New York City. (Oct. 2012) (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Nine West)
8. Christina Milian
attends the launch of her Halloween cocktail recipe at Beachers Madhouse at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California .(Oct. 2012) (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
9. Adrienne Bailon
attends the Samsung Galaxy Note II Beverly Hills Launch Party in Los Angeles, California. (Oct. 2012) (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Samsung)
10. Gabrielle Union and Kim Kardashian
attend Samsung Galaxy Note II Presents: The Next Big Thing & The Ring at Soho Beach House Miami in Miami Beach, Florida. (Oct. 2012) (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for Samsung)
11. Kelly Rowland
attends the Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week Grand Opening at 751 D.Park Tank zone in Beijing, China. (Oct. 2012) (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)
12. Jennifer Hudson
attends the Versace Cocktail Reception at Versace Boutique in New York City. (Oct. 2012) (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
13. Selita Ebanks
attends the 29th annual Fashion Group International Night of Stars at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. (Oct. 2012) (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
14. Angela Simmons
attends "A Night of New York Class" in New York City. (Oct. 2012) (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for NYCLASS)
15. Tamar Braxton
attends The Paley Center for Media's Annual Los Angeles Benefit at The Rooftop Of The Lot in West Hollywood, California. (Oct. 2012) (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)