Gabby Douglas on cereal box, immortalized by Kellogg’s Corn Flakes after winning Olympic gold medals (Photo)By Angel Cuala on Aug 5, 2012 in Europe, Food, Lifestyle, Sports, United States •
Updated: August 7, 2012 1:00 a.m.
US Women’s Gymnastics team member Gabby Douglas was immortalized by Kellogg’s Corn Flakes and placed a photo of her on their cereal box special edition, as shown below, after winning won gold medals in both the individual and team all-around competitions in the ongoing London Olympics 2012.
Gabby Douglas photo, on special box
edition of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes
Image Credit: Kellogg Company
As noted at US news sites on Friday, August 3, 2012, Gabby Douglas is the first African-American gymnast to become the individual all-around champion in the history of Olympics, and the first American gymnast to win gold in both the individual all-around and team competitions.
Douglas, 16, became an instant Olympic superstar in the eyes of the Americans after she won the gold medal in the individual all-around on Thursday, two days after she and her teammates, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross, and Jordyn Wieber won the team all-around gold medal.
“We are proud to support the potential of our young athletes and our amazing team of U.S. gymnasts.” Doug VanDeVelde, senior vice president of Morning Foods, Kellogg Company, was quoted as saying, with the company being an official sponsor of the US Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics.
“Over the course of the past week, we have all shared in the thrilling moments and passion of USA Gymnastics, and we are excited to bring that into the homes of families across the country.” VanDeVelde added, with the Kellogg’s Corn Flakes special-edition box with Douglas’ photo to be in stores this fall.
Gabby Douglas, who also appeared in NBC’s Today show last Friday, is being expected to earn huge amount of money which will be coming from product endorsements. After signing her first endorsement deal with Procter & Gamble last July 23, she is now featured in P&G‘s “Raising an Olympian” campaign.
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