Olympic darling Gabrielle Douglas isn’t bothered by ignorant comments about her hair. She knows that people who talk negatively about others are hurting inside.
In an interview Sunday, the 16-year-old said she read some of the comments on the Internet after winning her 2nd gold medal in the London Olympics.
“I don’t know where this is coming from. What’s wrong with my hair?” said Douglas, the first U.S. gymnast to win gold in team and all-around competition. “I’m like, ‘I just made history and people are focused on my hair?’”
Douglas says she uses gel, clips and a ponytail holder to keep her hair in place while she competes in the Olympic gymnast competition. She’s worn her hairstyle — a combination of synthetic sew-ins mixed with her real hair — for years.
Gabby had a message for those haters who are fixated on her hair:
“Nothing is going to change,” she said. “I’m going to wear my hair like this during beam and bar finals. You might as well just stop talking about it.”
Gabby’s mother, Natalie Hawkins (pictured above left), is also in the news. Hawkins filed for bankruptcy after using all of her life savings to pay for her daughter’s Olympics aspirations.
According to the Huffington Post, Hawkins filed Chapter 13 bankruptcy documents in Virginia in January.
A Chapter 13 filing allows debtors to pay down their debts over several years, rather than wiping out all debts and starting over.
Hawkins will have a little help paying down her debts. Gabby Douglas reportedly stands to cash in on $10 million dollars in endorsements after the Olympics is over.
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