So You Want To See The Cutest Photos Ever Taken Of Gold Medal Winning Gymnast Gabby Douglas?
Last night the US Women's Gymnastics Team took home the gold medal for their phenomenal performances. While I'm now obsessed with all of them — Gabby Douglas, Kyla Ross, Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney –in an unhealthy way, I have an extra special soft spot for Gabby Douglas.
Maybe it's her winning smile or maybe it's her tear-jerking story about being raised by Natalie Hawkins, her single mom and Arielle Hawkins, her encouraging older sister. Whatever it is, I can't get enough of the 16-year-old gymnast who's sure to go home with a few more medals before the Olympics are over.
(I think, I still don't really understand how these competitions work. All I know is that they're bodies are capable of doing things that I didn't know were humanly possible.)
And that's why I spent time last night googling her, finding these childhood photos on NBC's official Olympic site and staring at them. She's so precious and so adorable that I want to go back in time and babysit her. Weird? Totally. But just look at that face!