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2013 Kids’ Choice Awards:See stars on trampolines, posing on an orange carpet and covered in slime!

Nickelodeon held the 26th Kids’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California at the University of Southern California’s Galen Center. The show was hosted by actor Josh Duhamel who had numerous costume changes through out the night. My favorite was Spongebob … Continue reading

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2013 The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection Fashion SHow

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            February 6th at NYC’c iconic Hammerstein Ballroom. For over a decade, The Heart Truth has untie women in the fight against heart disease. The campaign and fashion show raises awareness for heart disease, the … Continue reading

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Young Stars at The 2013 Golden Globes Awards

  The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards took place on Sunday night in Los Angeles, Hollywood’s youngest stars shared the spotlight with guests like Bill Clinton, Tina Fey and Denzel Washington. Take a peek at the bold fashion choices of … Continue reading

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16 year old Olympian Gabby Douglas launches leotard collection

“I am so honored & excited to have my own line of leotards with GK,” Gabby shared. “Expressing my personality and love for gymnastics through this collection is a great way to share my creative ideas. I will be really … Continue reading

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Gabby Douglas graces the cover of Essence magazine

The golden girl shares the honor with other notable woman such as first lady Michelle Obama and Robin Roberts. The 16 year old made Olympics history when she won gold medals in both the individual and team all-around competitions. Gabby … Continue reading

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Gabby Gets the Gold!…

Gabby Gets the Gold!

One of the most nerve-wracking moments of my life happened tonight, as I waited for the final score on floor in the Olympic all-around final. I had finished and was in first place, but Russian gymnast Viktoria Komova was the last gymnast to go and had done an amazing floor routine. My heart was absolutely racing.

Do I have it? Do I not have it? Will I be first? Second?

My coach, Liang Chow, said, “You’re the Olympic champion! You have it!”

But I couldn’t believe him until I saw the scoreboard. When I finally saw the results, I was speechless. Tears of joy streamed down my face, and I started waving to the crowd and my family in the stands.

When my mom first took me to Chow’s gym two years ago, she told him I wanted to be an Olympic champion someday. He told her he would do his best. He jokes now that he wasn’t so sure he could do it.

He has pushed me so hard, and some days I would wonder, “Why do I have to do this?” In the end, though, he believed in me and all the hard work really did paid off. He and his wife Li have shaped me into a better gymnast than I ever thought I could be.

When I first got here to London, I was in some pain from a tweaked muscle. I was feeling a little down. But Chow reminded me that everyone has pain. He said, “Don’t focus on that, you’re at the Olympics! If you don’t push it now, you’ll regret it.” He got me refocused, and, of course, he was right. When I got to the competition and all the nerves kicked in, I didn’t feel a thing.

Tonight, I didn’t think about avoiding mistakes — that’s what gets you into trouble. Instead, I just thought about going out there and representing Team USA, my coaches, my family and myself as best as I could. I just wanted to enjoy the moment. Chow told me not to fear what might happen, but to just believe in myself.

People have asked if I felt like I was on fire here in London, but I just feel normal, the same as I do every day in practice. The difference has been that I was ready to seize the moment, to focus and to trust in what I can do.

You say you want to do it and you dream about it every day, but then when it happens, it’s hard to believe it really has. Tonight, when the U.S. flag was raised and the national anthem played, there were so many camera flashes going off I felt like I was at a concert.

And the crazy thing was, they were all taking pictures of me.

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