Gabby Douglas earned her spot on the POPSUGAR 100 with her impressive showing at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where as a member of the US Women's Gymnastics team she won gold medals in both the individual and the all-around competitions. The teenager broke records as the first woman of color and the first African-American gymnast to be dubbed the individual all-around champion of the Games. Following her Olympics success, Gabby made several talked-about appearances, attended the MTV Video Music Awards, was named the AP's Female Athlete of the Year, and penned her first book, Raising the Bar. Gabby also made headlines as the inspiration for Alicia Keys's hit single "Girl on Fire."
Gabby Douglas ranked 22nd in the Game Changers category.