Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas is famous for dominating the high beams, but this past weekend, her Lifetime network biopic, “The Gabby Douglas Story” dominated the small screen. Drawing in 3.8 million viewers last Saturday night, we all learned a little bit more about the extraordinary life of the young star. To top it off, the gymnast stopped by the EBONY office in Manhattan to let us in on eleven little-known fun facts about her.
EBONY: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
GD: Bora, Bora. The water is so blue!
EBONY: What is the strangest thing you have ever eaten?
GD: I don't like to try strange foods. I like to explore different foods, but if you ask me to eat crocodile or frogs…I'm like no. That's where I draw the line.
EBONY: Are you a morning person or a night person?
GD: Night person.
EBONY: What would be a good theme song for your life right now?
GD: "Girl on Fire," by Alicia Keys.
EBONY: Who is your celebrity crush?
GD: Ian Somerhalder has been my celebrity crush for the longest time.I don't know if I will ever move on. Dave Franco is also another good one.
EBONY: Name one thing not many people know about you.
GD: I like pickles. I hate the sweet ones. I like the sour, tart ones like dill pickles.
EBONY: Do you watch any reality TV?
GD: Yeah, I will just turn on the TV and turn to The Real Housewives of Atlanta. I like NeNe. She is hilarious and so real.
EBONY: What shows do you TiVo when you are training?
GD: If I'm not there, I will TIVo my favorite shows like Vampire Diaries and Psych.
EBONY: If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
GD: I would be invisible.
EBONY: What is your favorite thing to do on a Saturday night?
GD: I like to hang out with my friends, have sleepovers and go to the movies.
EBONY: Have you seen any new movies lately?
GD: I have. I just saw Frozen. It was the cutest thing ever. It's my new favorite movie!
KaShanndra is the social media intern at EBONY. Follow her on Twitter at @KeepinUpWith_KD.