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Gabby Douglas Talks Favorite Cheat Foods and the Music That Pumps Her Up!

Gabby Douglas has become one of the big stars of this Summer's Olympics, and we asked her a few questions of our own to find out more about the gold medalist. Hear from Gabby as she reveals her Olympic heroes, favorite cheat foods when she's training, and the one sport she'd compete in if she wasn't doing gymnastics.

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Hey PopSugar it's Gabby Douglas at the P&G house from London. I usually train 4 hours a day but 3 days of the week. It's usually more and more about 5 1/2 hours. My Olympic hero, definitely Dominique Dawes. I look up to her as one of my role models, and she's definitely an inspiration to me, and it couldn't have been a better person. After the games, I'm looking forward to cherishing these moments with my family as Olympic champion and I'm going to do the tour of gymnastics Kellog's. I love just eating protein bars My go to cheat food is definitely going to be cinnamon rolls. If I could do any other sport, I think I'm gonna have to face Usain on the track. I have to say the surprising thing in my gym bag is definitely gum. I get myself pumped up and listen to music like Lil Wayne or Drake, Eminem, Kanye, Jay-Z. Definitely the clean versions, and I get myself just hyped up and pumped up, definitely ready to go, but on the calm event, you got to be calm. Okay, I have to put myself down a little bit and Chao helps with that telling me, "Just stay calm and enjoy yourself and believe in yourself and relax." There are just these days when you're just like, "Can I go home, I don't, like want to do this, can I take the day off?" But I get packed them on starting on a great day, you know, when I'm just like, "Oh, why do I have to do this?" You just have to mentally turn that around and go like, you know what, today's going to be a great day. I'm just going to get in get out get my assignments done and get out. Because the longer you drag your work out, it's gonna be definitely harder, so you just wanna just go, "Okay, I can do this. Get in and get out." This is my first time in London. We just went sightseeing today. We went on the double decker bus, and the top was open. So it was amazing seeing different buildings. And the tour guide was showing us different buildings. And how all they were, we went on the London Eye, got to see the Buckingham Palace and all the great buildings. I think I was about 8, 9 years old. I was watching the 2004 olympics with Carly Paterson doing giants from the bars and I was typing my mom saying mom look I'm learning that. So at that at moment it clicked. I wanted to go there and do what she was doing and I wanted that, all eyes on me . My mom is definitely important in this sport. You definitely have to have your mom and your mom's support in the background. It definitely helps a lot even when you're having bad days, tough days, she gets you through. She's very protective, supportive, and I love her so much. I honestly wouldn't be here without her or the rest of my family.



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