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Gabby Douglas & Mom Natalie Fly Into "The Today Show", Dad Gives His Support & Gabby LANDS Cereal Box Cover!

Gabby Douglas, the first African American to win gold at the Olympics in the all-around competition, has landed on a box of Kellogg's Corn Flakes.. and on the TODAY Show.  Watch the clip inside and see Gabby's cereal box cover.

 

Gabby Douglas, who won the Olympic women's all-around on Thursday, appears on the latest edition of Kellogg's Corn Flakes boxes.  USA Gymnastics today posted photos of her holding the box.  

 

And earlier today, Douglas appeared on the Today Show with her mom, sister, brother and host family she lived with while training in Iowa. She revealed that it wasn't a pleasure trip to get to the Olympic Games--and wants people to know it took HARD WORK. She said, 

“I just want people to know it took a lot. It took a lot of hard days in the gym and determination, passion and drive. Gold medals are made out of your sweat, blood and tears, and effort in the gym every day, and sacrificing a lot that you have to do.”  

She added, “It’s so meaningful to be the first African-American to win the all-around gold medal in the individual and making the history books is definitely one of the perks. It just feels amazing.”

As for her her dad, Air Force Staff Sgt. Timothy Douglas (who's been stationed in Afghanistan and Iraq), he wasn't able to attend the London games but he did fly to California see her during the trials on June 29.  She said,

"I'm like, 'Who's calling my name?' And then I look up. It was my dad and his friend, and I haven't seen him in a while. They were holding up the flag. And I almost felt like bawling. I was like, ‘Oh, my gosh, Dad!"

Gabby's parents are divorcing, but they are completely united in support of their daughter.  Timothy (shown above at the trials in June) said, 

'We knew (gymnastics) was in her heart because one day she came home from the gym and she had a 102-degree temperature. She went to bed, slept it off and woke up and got back in the gym the next day. That’s when we knew she had a winner’s attitude, a winner’s spirit.'
 

Watch TODAY Show piece here:

 

Also, Gabby's proud mom Natalie told Us Weekly at the Olympian's photoshoot for the mag right before the Olympic Games:

"Have fun -- that's a really big thing that I always tell her.  This is your sport, and you love to do it, so just go out there and enjoy it. How many other times are you going to get to compete at the Olympics? Soak up every minute of it. Push out all distractions. Fear is crippling; there's nothing to be afraid of. You've trained for this moment . . . you're going to be nervous, but let it fuel and feed your desire to go out there and get what you want."

"I absolutely have no regrets," Hawkins told Us. "I wish there was a gym closer . . . but the fact that she's joined with a coach who believes in her 100% and she believes in them 100% . . . that all means the world to me because she's happy."

 

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I am so proud of Gabby Douglas and her accomplishments in the Olympics. I pray that her accomplishments will be an inspiration to other young African-American athletes and even for those that are not in the sports field. What Gabby showed us is, you can accomplish anything you want to if you put your mind to it and just work hard at it and allow God to help you. Congratulations to Gabby Douglas on becoming the first African-American female to win a gold medal in the all around Gymnastics competition.

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I've been to 2 supermarkets

I've been to 2 supermarkets today searching for her cereal box. They have every other Olympic one except hers. Rebecca Soni, Kerry Walsh, etc. I even saw one with Summer Sanders on it. Really? When was the last damn time Summer Sanders was in the damn Olympics?! I'M SO PISSED!
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Gabby great work, and to

Gabby great work, and to those commenting on this child's hair shame on you. Look at what just happen, this child just made HISTORY..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I agree with you. What

I agree with you. What difference does it make how someone's hair looks. Unfortunately, you always have those haters out there. The people making these comments are probably jealous because they didn't do it or haven't accomplished anything great in their life and they are probably miserable and not happy with who they are. You know you must be doing something right if you have haters out there but my philosophy is just continue to move on and do what you've been doing.

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Gabby is so cute! Her

Gabby is so cute! Her attitude and values will take her much further in life than just the Olympics!! What a beautiful spirit this young lady is!!
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I am BEYOND happy & excited

I am BEYOND happy & excited for Gabby and what she has accomplished at 16! This young girl found out EARLY on...that her best IS good enough! Absolutely LOVE her Spirit. Go Gabby! Go Gabby! Proud of her parents for recognizing and believing enough in their daughter to allow her to follow her dreams...even if it took her away from home (which understandably, most parents couldn't even fathom). Oh and yes I do see Corn Flakes in my future....gotta have the Gabby Douglas cereal box! LOL
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I have cried for two days, at

I have cried for two days, at first I checked the ca lendar to make sure it wasn't that time of the month, its not! Tears of joy. I am so proud of Gabby. I want a daughter like her. I also love corn flakes, I will be buying the ones with her photo and I will save it. Memories
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Congrats Gabby glad you made

Congrats Gabby glad you made it too bad that John Orozco the colored Puerto made a fool of himself. Then again, whoever heard of a successful colored PuertoRican like John and Tori.
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I love this young lady and

I love this young lady and the story of her rise to fame. I never get tired of watching how happy she is while she' competing. She was born for this. Congrats Ms Gabby you are a shining example of how persistence and dedication in pursuance of your dream always pays off.
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I can't wait to buy a box of that cereal! Go girl
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I Am So Happy And So Proud Of

I Am So Happy And So Proud Of This Little Pint-Size Cutie. She Is So Poised And Humble. Congrats Ms.Gabby.
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Congratulations to this

Congratulations to this beautiful young sista, I love when a young sista FROM MY TRIBE WHICH IS THE AFRICAN AMERICAN TRIBE does their thing, but it's a goddamn shame that instead of congratulating this young sista YOU GOT BLONDE WEAVE WEARING BLACK WOMEN TALKING ABOUT THIS SISTA'S HAIR on twitterrrrrr trendingggg........TALKING ABOUT HER HAIR PEOPLEEE!!!!!It's hard being a young black child/girl in america because self hating black women.............But congratulation my young queen you've done well.
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She is not of your tribe.

She is not of your tribe. Black women or men aren't apart of the tribe you claim you're from, which you probably couldn't spell even if it was plastered on that black board you keep hung behind your computer to remind you of everything you are not. You come on here every day dissing black women, and claim to be a heterosexual male. I will not demean homosexual men by associating filth like you with their kind either. You are in a trash bin of your own. If you had half of the intelligence you believe you have, you would know there are plenty black women with the darkest of skin who are naturally born & they aren't from the tribe you're from. When you can stop worrying with what the next person does and focus on yourself, you can be taken seriously. Until then, this weave wearing, two doctorates holding, homeowner, who pays for the internet you're using at the library, black woman will pay you no mind. Let me also inform you, the black woman whose blog you are frequenting is everything you claim to hate. Yet, every day you log on to post your trivial banter you are making her net worth increase. While you sit in that one bed room apartment in your parent's basement. I can't with you! You are a real CUNT!
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WHOOMP@ letsgetit! U jus got

WHOOMP@ letsgetit! U jus got TOLD chile! Pwwaahhh! #Team Mary Lou!
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Well Goddamn black woman ,

Well Goddamn black woman , you could've ignored me from the beginning, YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO REPLY!!!!And to be a woman with a "doctorates" and be soo educated "as you black women love to hold your titles over the head of black men lol" i find it funny that you didn't even know what i meant by tribe. I mean you black women find what i say MORE OFFENSIVE than WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON!!!!!!YOU GOT A YOUNG BRIGHT SISTA THAT JUST GOT GOLD IN A ALL AROUND TITLE and instead of congratulating this sista... BLACK WOMEN , GROWNNNNNNNNNNNNNN BLACK WOMEN ARE TALKING ABOUT THIS YOUNG SISTA'S HAIR. BUT YOUUUUUUUUU FINDDDD WHAT I SAYYYYYYYYY "WHICH IS THE TRUTHHH" MORE OFFENSIVE??? WOW BLACK WOMAN!!!But i always say "if you want to break the spirit of black people and especially black children THEN SEND IN A BLACK WOMAN!!!" Because yall know how to break people spirits down. But when i address it im a cunt.YOU DIDN'T TELL ME I WAS WRONGGGG, BUT IM A CUNTT WOWWWWWW
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to letsgetit ... dude you are

to letsgetit ... dude you are truly something else... you posted that you hate black women and that black women are bringing YOU down under stevie wonder & his wife divorcing section ..... now here you are doing what a brotha should do praise our beautiful black girls that will eventually grow into a grown black women..... u need to go to theraphy bad cause you seem to be fulla crap

I don't really agree with

I don't really agree with your stereotypes and sexist views that you share but that last part about breaking black people spirits and black woman made me think of Antwone Fisher and that evil, delusional woman "Mrs. Tate." Clearly not all black women are like that but there are a few on this site that are..Be sure to wish Barack Obama a Happy Birthday today folks!!
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Big loud-mouth sissy I would

Big loud-mouth sissy I would co-sign you but I can't even do that because you are a rolling piece of no daddy having trash that run up and down the site and find any way to disrespect all black women. You wanna impress try using your blogging abilities to find your daddy and talk to the countless black men going to jail, not taking care of their children, selling drugs and think they are too cool for school.Don't even try to diss us when EVERYONE hates yall. The world hates black men so anything you say about us is a moot point coon.
Keys's picture

Now here you go calling me

Now here you go calling me out my name.SISTA I HAVE NEVER DISRESPECT YOU!!! NOT ONCE!!! But hey you are a black woman , so what more can i expect!!!!Most of you are disrespectful especially towards black men. But sista my father was killed , and was a drug dealer been dead for over 20 years i was only a baby alrite. Letsgetit will be honest with you. But that was A BLACK WOMAN CHOICE "WHICH IS MY MOTHER " to deal with a man that sold drugs alriteeee. LETS GET IT WILL BE REALLLLLL WITH YOU UNLIKE MOST BLACK WOMAN. I will tell you the truthhh. I mean if you want to stop young black men from selling drugs , not taking care of their children THEN GET AT BLACK WOMEN BECAUSE THEY ARE THE ONES THAT LOVE THUGGGISH , FOOLISH ASS NEGROSSSSS and they are manufacturers of what you see going to jaillllllllllll every damn dayyyyyyy!!!!! BUT SISTA FOR YOU TO CALL A BLACK MAN A "COON" which is one of the most derogatory terms to call a black man, i mean i expect a white racist to say something like that BUT FOR A BLACK WOMAN TO CALL ME A TERM LIKE "COON" that hurts my heart sista, but you black women have been sleeping with klan since the 1900's any damn ways so hey i aint too surprised.But black woman QUEEN ,SISTA , GODDESS instead of calling me out my name disrespecting me, be civil sista and tell me WHERE IM WRONGGGG!!!
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Boom!! Thanks for shutting

Boom!! Thanks for shutting that trash down. Not all black women are the same. The ones talking about her hair have a few things in common with you legit..pure rotting trash.
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@Keys, LMAO, LOL

@Keys, LMAO, LOL LMAO......gurrrrrl serve this sissified 1/4 of a man.....Did you see the way this boot licking fecthin Stepin , ole massa negro grovel and kiss @Tori's ass after that wetback , shit stain Spic diss him. This lil dick mofo had the nerve to apologize to her " bout I know we had our differences in the past but dont listen to these hating black women on here". Nigga please i wouldn't let u hit it even if I was borrowing my worst enemie's pussy. Pathetic Lil Sambo.
Kai's picture

lolll...THAT WAS FUNNY, but

lolll...THAT WAS FUNNY, but tori is a black woman, and i know anytime you have a sista that of lighter shade , you black women are going to get jealous of her. Latina=Black woman in my opinion alriteeee. ANd sista u never seen my dick, I CAN SHOW U THAT I AINT A LIL DICK MOFO alriteeee just ask. But black woman why so hard on your brotha LETSGETIT???WHY?? i don't understand at all im just telling the damn truth
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We hard On u because u Like a

We hard On u because u Like a ole tired repeat of the white mans mind! U spit out neg stereotypes about me and my beautiful sistas (light dark golden! I love them all) all day! We really don't need brothas like u walking the earth. Crawl in a hole and lock the door. UR OPINONS are lame & whack! So maybe keep them to yourself and go hug yo mama! She probably cry daily knowing she created a pathetic soul like u.
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In the words of the great

In the words of the great philosopher by the name of Brian White "You can't call it a stereotype , if it's the majority" alrite sista.I mean you see that white man will lie to you sista just to get some of that chocolate ass, the white man is the greatest deceiver HE DON'T LOVE YOUUU!!!!But a brotha like LETSGETIT will always tell the truth because i love you sistas, you get on my goddamn nerves sometimes BUT YA BROTHA STILL LOVE YOU ENOUGH TO TELL YOU BLACK WOMEN THE TRUTH!!!Tough love sistaaaa!!That's all it is...call it lame, call it whack, call it what ever, but the truth is letsgetit care about the black woman and the black community because without yall THERE IS NO BLACK COMMUNITY ALRITEEEEE damnnn sistaaaa
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@Letgetit, I notice that you

@Letgetit, I notice that you and @Tori usually reply at about the same time, just saying * side eye* . Anywho, I think Tori is really your non-black alter-ego cus you are just an odd lil black man. I am 24 years old and I have never met a dude that is caught up in this kind of ish. Secondly , just say that you and Tori are not the same person, dude are you that slow and naive? Just because she post a picture of an ugly light skinned , raggedy head female that does not mean that its her picture. So you can loose that mental and physical erection over the fact that you are defending the honor of a light skin female. And another thing I am a bi-racial female who realizes that in the real world that means absolutely nothing to white America, to them I am black. So you might wanna revise your twisted theories about all black women. It's no different than white people saying that all black man are lazy, liars, cheaters, thieves, irresponsible, dishonest, should I go on. So should I assume that as a black man that you fit into one of those adjectives. Man get it together and judge people individually instead of coming on here and making a complete fool of yourself .
Kai's picture

Well sista, if you think im

Well sista, if you think im two people on here, THEN HEY BELIEVE WHAT YOU WANT. BUT I CAN SAY THIS, LETSGETIT IS LETSGETIT24/7 i aint gotta be 2 3 4 other people IM ME ALL DAY... And one thing you would never catch me doing is claiming to be latina IM PAN AFRICANIST TO THE FUCKING COREEEE!!!!Alrite black woman LETS JUST THAT CLEAR RITE NOW. I CAN WHOOP 20 YOUR ASSES WITH ONE NIC THATS ALL I NEEEDDDDD ALRITE. I DO THE SAMETHING IN REALITY I BEEN IN THE HOOD TELLING THESE BLACK WOMEN ABOUT THEMSELVES JUST LIKE I DO ON HEREEE. And another thing you didn't know that letsgetit have always dated MOSTLY CHOCOLATE DARK SKINNED SISTA, you didn't know this did you. I ACTUALLY PREFERRRRR BLACK WOMEN OVER EVERY OTHER RACEEEE!!!ARITEEE. But i got a question since you bi racial, why do you guys make it seems as though you have to pick black by default...let me be more clear ...example, its like you guys only choose to be black BECAUSE WHITE PEOPLE DON'T CLAIM YOU, but so called blacks do, like damn are we that damn inferior, what would happen if the white folks did accept you....black folks wouldnt be shit to yall then !!!Just being real.. But i see biracials as black, if i get that white girl i mite have me couple of mixed babies myself THEY GONE CLAIM BLACK BECAUSE THATS WHAT THEY ARE IN MY OPINION...NOT BECAUSE THEY WHITE Man wont accept them, but because i said soo.But sista, about judging people, i judge people as a collective GOD DID IT TO THE HEBREW/HIS FAVORITE PEOPLE, and i do it to black women/MY FAVORITE WOMEN ALRITE. i just hold yall accountable THATS ALL, YOU MY PEOPLE I EXPECT BETTERRRRRRR FROM WOMEN OF MY TRIBEEE ALRITEEEEEEE.
LetsGetIt's picture

Dude, I cant with u. You just

Dude, I cant with u. You just had a bad case of verbal diarrhea to ease that mental constipation that has afflicted your bird brain. You talk a whole lot and say absolutely nothing. By the way.........although I think I know this......... but what is your highest level of education. I really want to see what I am doing wrong as an educator. Really dude?
Kai's picture

DEAD!!!

DEAD!!!
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Hahaha I believe letsgetit's

Hahaha I believe letsgetit's initial comment was misunderstood and taken out of context. When he wrote that Gabby was from his "tribe", he was implying a tribe of African-Americans in general. Let us respect each other's opinions and cease the name-calling. Amen?
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So proud of Gabby! Thanks

So proud of Gabby! Thanks for your show of support Kelloggs!
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Congrats GD, you have made

Congrats GD, you have made your country, most of it, very happy. Hope to see you in Brazil at the 2016 games!!
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@Tori , lemme guess you are

@Tori , lemme guess you are taking your ho show n the road and will be "entertaining " the athletes in the Olympic Village in Brazil. Putana you couldn't have picked a better place....... the sex tourism capital of the world......BRAZIL...... Gwaan girl turn your Dominican ho sway up to 100.
Kai's picture

You may have a loose cooch

You may have a loose cooch but I certainly do not. Last time I checked THAILAND was the sex tourism capital of the world. Get off my clit and crack open a book, bum.
tori's picture

@Tori, I could crack a book

@Tori, I could crack a book open but her thick hard head might be more fun, plus I dont want to, I just wanna drive your dumb Spic azz crazy......I absolutely hate ur ass like a bottle of cyanide.
Kai's picture

You are a sad, sick and

You are a sad, sick and mentally impaired individual. Its unfortunate that you were a crack baby (your mother was sucking penises in alleyways for crack rock) and still suffer from some of the effects of being born prematurely. I don't HATE you because it takes simply too much energy and emotion to hate someone and boo you simply ain't that b!tch (clearly I am to you..dyke) so how about I pray for you and your illegitimate bastard babies at Sunday Mass.
tori's picture

@Tori, Imagine you go to mass

@Tori, Imagine you go to mass but come on a damn gossip site and spew such hate, stop playing church. Put positive energy into the world you heathen I bet right after Sunday service you run home and have a Santeria ceremony which explains ur evil persona. . You couldn't ignore me or any other blogger that hand you your ass in your hand if u wanted to. You are a narcissistic , egotistical bitch so the more attention you get the harder your dick gets. You are so predictable and obvious. I will keep fucking with your dumb ass until I finally push ur useless Spic ass over the edge. i just hate you.
Kai's picture

It's unfortunate that you

It's unfortunate that you can't enjoy the positive in life without focusing on something negative; it speaks volumes about you.
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I think she and the LisaRaye

I think she and the LisaRaye Subsconscious are linked or the same person. They both purposely are negative and taunting.
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You're a Nutty DingBat. I

You're a Nutty DingBat. I comment on the Photos...then somebody attacks ME <----- I only RESPOND when someone talks about ME (otherwise, i only talk about the pics)................
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Awwww...I'm so happy for

Awwww...I'm so happy for Gabrielle!
C2C's picture

I am so proud of this young

I am so proud of this young woman!! She is definitely a positive role model and she is definitely going far in life. Her story brings tears of joy to my eyes.
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