It's definitely important to have your mom and family there to back you up and cheering from the stands. You'd love them to come to every big dance and every big game, but sometimes that's not possible.
I love listening to Lil' Wayne, Drake, and Eminem to get me fired up!
Gold medals are made out of your sweat, blood and tears, and effort in the gym every day, and sacrificing a lot.
I give all the glory to God. It's kind of a win-win situation. The glory goes up to Him and the blessings fall down on me.
Gold medals are made out of sweat, blood and tears and effort in the gym every day.
I kind of do think of myself as a superhero and just flying high, and doing these crazy flips.
You know, God has a plan for me, and I'm going to follow in his footsteps and just rejoice and be happy.
I accomplished something big and that's a memory I will never forget.
The one snack I really love is YoCrunch yogurt. It's like an apple pie in a cup! You have your apples on the bottom, your yogurt in the middle, and piecrust crumbs on top.
Toward the end of the Olympics, you get physically tired and drained. And no matter how much rest you have, your body is tired.
I wake up at about 9 a.m., and have a few hours of school or time to relax. Then, I have practice at 2:30 p.m. with my team.
By now, you've probably caught on to something: my mother is always standing by with just the right Scripture or inspirational saying to get me through any tough situation.
Me and my dad are kind of distant since my mom and him separated.
You need your mom and dad to protect you. It means they love you so much.
My mom used to tell me when I was little, 'When it rains, it's God's manifestation - a big day's waiting to happen.'
I would love to be a role model.
Always be courageous and strong, and don't fear.
You just have to be yourself and go full with confidence and be courageous.
Oprah has definitely caught my eye. My mom and I used to watch her shows. We just love her.
It's very tough for me to focus. I'm like: 'Look, something shiny! No, focus. Oh, there goes a butterfly!'
I'm not gonna lie, I love Usain Bolt and Serena Williams. What I love about Serena is that she just gets on the floor and she dominates. She handles her business very well, I respect that.
You've got to be confident when you're competing. You've got to be a beast.
The hard work definitely paid off and hard work always does.
Gospel music always relaxes me and calms my nerves.
You just have to be yourself and go full with confidence and be courageous!
No one is going to feel sorry for you, so you have to go out there and be fierce,
Don't be afraid to speak up for yourself. Keep fighting for your dreams!
I wear makeup pretty much every day. For training, I usually do a lighter base, a lighter blush and I used the mascara and a little bit of the lip gloss.
To win Olympic gold it takes a lot of HARDWORK, a lot of PASSION, a lot of SACRIFICES.
Don't be shy. Go for it and ask your crush out.
You need your mom and dad to protect you. It means they love you so much. It was awesome she was backing me up and defending me.
Never quit. Never give up.
Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things he does for me.
I've learned how to stay humble. I don't want to get in over my head because when you do that it takes you off your game.
It's kind of a win-win situation. The glory goes up to Him and the blessings fall down on me.
I like squirrels. They're so adventurous.
I just want to continue with gymnastics because I'm still young and fresh. I think can get some more titles under my belt.
I got my feet wet in a couple of shows. I did a cameo on my favorite show, 'The Vampire Diaries.' And I guest starred on a show called 'Kickin' It' on Disney.
I had to face a lot coming through this journey, a lot of sacrifices, difficulties, challenges, and injuries.
I love all the attention, people noticing me. 'There's the gymnast. There she is!'
My mom says I'm a fighter, a fierce competitor, and I think I am, too.
I googled 'Gabby Douglas,' and all these things popped up like 'Gabby Douglas makes history!' And 'She's the champion!'
We can choose a path that leads us into trouble. It all comes down to our decisions at the end of the day.
I learned from my mom to always keep pushing yourself.