Top 3 Role Models for Kids - Gabby Douglas, the flying squirrel, is a gymnast who participated in the 2012 London Olympics. gabby-douglas. Before Gabby, no African-American gymnast had become all-around champion.
Gabby Douglas: Gymnastics Age: 16 Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA Girl guide: The 4-foot-11 Vampire Diaries fanatic left her family at age 14 to train alongside 2008 Olympics darling Shawn Johnson in Iowa. "She's given me so much," Douglas, who's home-schooled, tells Us. "She tells me never to give up."