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When Olympic gymnastics gold medalist Gabby Douglas said the first thing she did to celebrate was go to McDonald's, Michelle Obama died a little inside.

Now the athlete is teaming up with the fast food chain, but FLOTUS can take solace in the fact that she's promoting one of its new healthy recipes.

Or at least healthier.

McD’s and Gabby are pushing the Egg White Delight McMuffin, made with 100% egg whites, lean Canadian bacon, white cheddar and a whole grain muffin.

To celebrate, Douglas went undercover in Times Square to literally flip for the new product (see video above). What do you think? Would you try it?

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She flipped, tumbled and smiled her way into our hearts in 2012.

And now Gabby Douglas ends the best year of her life by turning 17 years old. That's right, it's the Gold Medalist's birthday! Send in your very best wishes to the Olympian now!

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Douglas became the first American in history to win the all-around individual title at this year's games. Among her rewards?

A visit with David Letterman; a Wheaties box cover; and a guest appearance on The Vampire Diaries Season 4. She was also named Female Athlete of the Year by the Associated Press.

Other famous folks celebrating a birthday on December 31 include: PSY (35), Val Kilmer (53), Ben Kingsley (69) and Anthony Hopkins (75).

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Olympic gymnastics champion Gabby Douglas was selected The Associated Press' female athlete of the year for 2012, edging out swimmer Missy Franklin.

''I didn't realize how much of an impact I made,'' said Douglas, 16, the first African-American to win the Olympic all-around title, gymnastics' biggest prize.

Gabby Douglas' Pony Tail

''My mom and everyone tells me, 'You really won't know the full impact until you're 30 or 40 years old.' But I think it's starting to sink in a little.''

In a year filled with standout female athletes, the pint-sized gymnast's performances shone just a little bit brighter. Douglas received 48 of 157 votes.

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The Fierce Five - Gabby Douglas, 16, McKayla Maroney, 16, Kyla Ross, 15, Jordyn Wieber, 17, and Aly Raisman, 18 - appeared at the MTV VMAs last night.

One of America's gymnastics golden girls in particular made her presence felt, however, during Alicia Keys' performance of "Girl on Fire" late in the show.

Midway through the song, Nicki Minaj appeared on stage to perform her verse, which included a shout-out to Douglas, who then tumbled onto the stage!

Nicki Minaj rapped: "Took me on the balcony, telling me to jump with her / Yeah, I'm in the ghost but I ain't doing stunts with her / I ain't trying to be that, haters want to see that / But I got 'em aggy, cause I win the gold like Gabby."

Cue Gabby!

Douglas strutted past Keys and performing a series of cartwheels, jumps and back hand springs, flashing her million-dollar smile and high-fiving Keys as she left.

Talk about making an entrance and an exit. The lame Russian judge probably found some obscure reason to deduct points, but we'd give Gabby a perfect 10.

Our only regret? That she didn't do this for every artist. The Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz MTV performance really could've used a little gymnastics flair.

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Olympic team and individual gymnastics gold medalist Gabby Douglas announced today that she will be coming out with an "inspirational memoir," People reports.

The book, My Life as a Flying Squirrel, is due out in December.

Just kidding. The book will actually be titled Grace, Gold and Glory, My Leap of Faith, and will chronicle the 16-year-old's early life and rise to stardom.

Gabby Douglas' Pony Tail

Douglas' back story - leaving her family in Virginia at age 12 to train 3,000 miles away - and her journey to Olympic glory are nothing if not remarkable.

Upon the announcement, Douglas said, "Even before I competed in the Olympics, I always wanted to write a book." The forthcoming memoir, she adds:

"Will also be about how much my family and I have overcome during our journey. It hasn't been easy. [I hope people will] think anything is possible."

HarperCollins Sr. VP Lisa Sharkey said, "Gabby Douglas shines even more brightly than her Olympic Gold Meals. The reason is her inner strength and strong faith."

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Gabby Douglas' road to Olympic glory was far from easy.

The 16-year-old revealed to Oprah Winfrey on Sunday's Oprah's Next Chapter that she was often bullied and tormented - even at a local gym.

"One of my teammates was like, 'Can you scrape the bar?'" Douglas recalled. "And they were like, 'Why doesn't Gabby do it, she's our slave?'"

"I definitely felt isolated, I felt why am I deserving this? Is it because I'm black? Those thoughts would go through my mind," said the champ.

The teasing got so bad that, at age 14, Gabby Douglas threatened to quit the sport altogether if they couldn't move away and find a new coach.

"I felt like I was bullied and isolated from the group, and they treated me not how they would treat the other teammates," the star admitted.

Indeed, Douglas eventually did move to Des Moines, Iowa, to train at Liang Chow's gym, where fellow Olympic champ Shawn Johnson trained.

Fast forward two years and she's the first ever African-American individual all-around winner, as well as a gold medalist with her teammates.

There will always be Gabby Douglas hair haters, but there's no doubt about who came out on top - and whose future is nothing but bright.

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Olympian Gabby Douglas has two gold medals - and a new hairstyle!

The 16-year-old became a national hero in London, but also endured more than her fair share of undue criticism, as Gabby Douglas' hair became a sticking point for some.

In any case, Douglas debuted a new style yesterday, and she looked terrific! Check out Gabby's hair down, and in its more familiar style, below:

  • Gabby Douglas Hairstyle
  • Gabby Douglas' Pony Tail

Douglas' longer locks were crafted by celebrity hair stylist Ted Gibson.

"A special thank you to my Gold Medal Celebrity Hair Stylist! @tedgibsonbeauty," Gabby tweeted Wednesday before debuting the new look.

Douglas, Kyla Ross, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Jordyn Weiber are all making the media rounds after their dazzling Olympics efforts.

What do you think of Douglas' new 'do?

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McKayla Maroney and her "Fierce Five" U.S. women's gymnastics teammates appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman Tuesday night, where the host had them show off their best "McKayla Maroney is not impressed" faces.

"It is pretty funny," said Maroney, 16, of the meme that's taken over the web. "After I did it, the girls kept pointing it out, 'You're doing that face again.'"

"Every time she does it, we're like, 'There it is!'" teammate Aly Raisman said. "We've all been working on it." The girls then showed off their best McKayla.

McKayla's priceless, apathetic reaction to winning a mere silver medal in the vault has been applied to everything from the Dwight Howard trade to the Grand Canyon.

She even spoofed it herself in a funny Instagram photo at the London Olympics, where the girls became the first U.S. team champions since 1996.

Watch another clip of their appearance on the late show below:

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On the Tonight Show Monday night, Olympic champion Gabby Douglas revealed how she celebrated her gold medal-winning gymnastics performance.

"I splurged on an Egg McMuffin at McDonald's!" the 16-year-old said ... an answer that was music to the ears of famous fast food lover Jay Leno.

"Egg McMuffin?" the intrigued host said as the program's other guest, fitness and nutrition fanatic Michelle Obama, could only shake her head.

"Gabby, don't encourage him," she joked. "I'm sure it was a whole wheat McMuffin."

Added the First Lady, amid laughter, "You're setting me back, Gabby!"

As First Lady, Obama has advocated for encouraging healthy eating; on her last trip to the Tonight Show, Michelle even got Jay to eat vegetables.

Later during the trio's chat, Leno questioned the gold medalist about her post-Olympics life, and whether or not it's met her expectations so far.

Watch the second half of her interview after the jump ...

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Attention, Gabby Douglas hair critics: Natalie Hawkins has two words for you:

Enough already!

Douglas' mom is in mama grizzly mode this week, speaking out to defend her daughter and her spunky ponytail in the wake of unexpected controversy.

"How ignorant is it of people to comment on her hair and she still has more competitions to go?" Natalie fumed. "Are you TRYING to ruin her self confidence?"

Gabby Hair

Although she has won two gold medals in gymnastics, the 16-year-old is making headlines for more than her historic Olympic victories in London.

Specifically, some have lambasted Gabby Douglas' hair for its appearance and her supposed failure to "represent" the African-American community.

Douglas' chemically-straightened hair, pulled into a ponytail with barrettes and gel, matches the coifs of her four Caucasian "Fab Five" teammates.

Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber haven't been assailed for their look, however. But it's not just the style that is under fire.

Chiefly, it seems to be the fact that the 4-foot-11 Gabby is an African American rocking a straightened - in other words, not natural - hairstyle.

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