I can’t avoid her

This is why I avoid Gabby news, Gym Mom. I was minding my own business reading an article about a lady that adopted a baby from Africa and how rude and ignorant some people are and low and behold It has to have a Gabby opinion in it.

They talk about her hair and it has a quote from Gabby’s mother about why Gabby’s hair looked like it did. You are going to love this,

This was also very clear when Gabby Douglas was the first African American gymnast to win the All Around at the Olympics, all anyone could talk about was the fact that her hair was “ugly.” (“She lives with a white host family and they don’t know anything about taking care of her hair,” her mother explained.)

Apparently Gabby is stupid and the reason her hair looked like shit was because the white hosts did not know how to take care of it. That is according to Gabby’s mother. (What teenager doesn’t know how to take care of their hair?)

LOL, Thanks for the laugh on my way to bed blog because I really needed it after the debacle I just witnessed.

^%$#@^&&((((^$#@!! (Who can decifer what I am saying here. I bet Carolyn can if she ever comes back to post.lol)

And news related to Gabby I found a different version of her ugly drew from the VMA’s that is kind of cute and would have looked much better on her.



96 Responses to “I can’t avoid her”

  1. Kylie Says:

    hahaha WTF what a stupid statement from Mummy

  2. GymMom Says:

    My bi-racial daughter has been taking care of her own hair since she was 11-12 years old. I happen to know that there are ALOT of black hair salons in Iowa & other surrounding Midwest states. Gabby’s mother is an uneducated absentee poor excuse for a mother! Her ignorance is obvious every time she opens her FAT MOUTH that matches the rest of her!

    No matter who puts in Gabby’s mothers tracks or styles her hair, she’s still FAT, unattractive & STUPID!

  3. Surfergirl Says:

    I’m sure the word ignorant is in there somewhere! Side note: Gabby’s mom’s statement is such an insult to Gabby’s host mom. That family seems to very good at biting the hand that feeds them!

    • exgymgurl Says:

      agreed surfergirl, its hurtful that her mom is attacking her host family… what teenage girl doesnt know how to take care of ther hair? This is ridiculous, I mean the families of adopted black girls figure it out ALL THE TIME!!!! This is obviously another desperate cry for attention becasue the money and endorsements are NOT coming in like Cheryl Shade or however you spell it said they would. Gabby needs to do three things
      1. Emancipate herself from the crazy mom (see dominique moceanu)
      2. Payback Excalibur
      3. Finish the tour, keep her mouth shut, and get her behind back in the gym. If she’s not getting contracts, endorsements, and other $$ she needs to do the entire tour and make as much $$ as possible and keep it as far away from her mother as possible.

      The apple does not fall far from the tree. I don’t fault Gabby for not getting along with her first host family. Champion type personalities that are very driven can be difficult even in the best circumstances. However I am betting this isn’t Gabby. I am betting this is her mother.

      If she gets her emancipation, it makes the representation contract with Shade null and void and puts her in charge of her own business. Why didnt Shade trademark the “flying squirrell”? If Im her agent I do that immediately, its cheap. Why didnt Shade line more deals up Pre-Olympics? I find it very curious that Jordyn is using Tasha Schweikert, an african american medalist as her agent, and has more deals and more secured $$ before and still after the olympics. If Gabby and her mom think white people dont understand or bully or pick on blck people then use a black agent that hasnt been arrested for attacking her african american nanny.

      You watch, when Gabby is broke, she and her mom will blam shade for being racist and taking advantage of them.

      The only one of these girls that has gotten a lot of tangiable deals post olympics that were not lined up before is Aly Raisman with American Girl, Poland Spring, Muscle Milk etc… well deserved as the most decorated American Gymnast of 2012. I think unfortunately its a mismanagement train wreck for gabby and without an education in 16 years she will be just like her mom except with a gold medal unless she gets out and gets smart and quickly.

      • Gymnerd Says:

        Very well said, exgg. I hope you bookmark this remark (“You watch, when Gabby is broke, she and her mom will blam shade for being racist and taking advantage of them”) – I hadn’t thought of it before, but I’d put money on your having called it.

      • Gymnerd Says:

        ^ (i.e., I’d bet money that it will happen as you said!) ^

  4. JAS4 Says:

    Wow seriously I know I shouldn’t be surprised but why would she say that about the host family and besides even if they really didn’t know how to care for Gabby’s I’m sure someone in that house knows how to find a salon or google how to take care of her hair lol

    • GymMom Says:

      Gabby is old enough to take care of her own FAKE HAIR! The reason it looked so bad in London was because Gabby didn’t take care of it. Also, the athletes & their families had access to a hair salon in the P & G Hospitality House. Gabby was trying to wear her FAKE HAIR aka TRACKS like the other 4 girls! The Partons housed, fed & paid Gabby’s expenses for 2 years. If she needed hair products, she would have gotten them.

      • Gymnerd Says:

        Speaking of the Partons, I still want the scoop on the first host family(ies). I want to know why she didn’t stay with them. Did she get herself kicked out? Or were they “raaaacist” and “buuuuuuullllllying” like the kids at Excalibur?

  5. JAS4 Says:

    Chinese news

  6. Lissa Says:

    Um, Gabby’s hair didn’t look any worse than McKayla’s or Kyla’s or whoever else on the USA team wore that stupid hairstyle. Gabby’s mother isn’t a bad mother for not taking care of her daughter’s hair (since Gabby is 16, not a child, and well old enough to attend to her own grooming). However, Gabby’s mother could have just said that there was nothing wrong with Gabby’s hair (since there wasn’t). That would have been a decent motherly response. But no let’s blame people, right? Mayble that’s where Gabby learned it from. Jesus, I am so sick of this girl. She already got handed a very underseved gold medal. What more does she think the world owes her?

    • GymMom Says:

      Gabby stayed with her coach Dena Walker when she lived in Virginia, including providing “free” coaching, room & board and travel expenses. The Partons did the same. Gabby’s mother never travelled with Gabby when she competed. She only visited Gabby a few times in Iowa the 2 years she lived there. I don’t know who the first family Gabby stayed with prior to the Partons, but I know that arrangement failed. Gabby & her mother showed up on Chow’s doorstep with no invitation or heads up.

    • catherine Says:

      No it didn’t, but gabby was the one getting slammed on twitter for it. Only by black women.

    • GymMom Says:

      I was appalled by the way all 5 girls hair looked in London…messy buns????

      • jenwhitesmith Says:

        I think everyone in the World agreed with that, GymMom! 🙂 I had many discussions with Sandy Woolsey during the Olympics and she was disappointed in how the team looked (hair). Only Jordan wore just a plain ponytail.

      • sanitynmotion Says:

        Yeah I agree. ASac at one point mentioned how Marta got angry at her for how she was wearing her hair (she said messy bun, and this was around 2005) but I can’t figure out why then would Marta allow those half-a$$ buns in the OLYMPICS?? I don’t really care about hair at the end of the day but they did look a lot sloppier overall than they had in the past. In Beijing there was a clear difference than London in terms of overall look/hair style (although Beijing’s leotards were a bit worse I thought). Although hell, if messy hair brings about gold medals I say rock on…

      • jenwhitesmith Says:

        And Aly’s bun. I thought they looked the best! Not that gymnastics is based on looks persay, but it is part of the presentation. Ever since Peggy Liddick went to Australia our National Team girls have no guidance whatsoever in regards to personal appearance and it’ sad.

      • GymMom Says:

        Is Marta blind? By the way, they had professional make-up artists in London, but all of the USA girls make-up was awful! That, combined with the messy buns was not pretty. There was no rhyme or reason to it.

        And with Gabby’s fake hair, you can’t just throw it up in a ponytail & call it a day.

      • Biyatch Says:

        With the exception of AA finals (where the bun was a little wonky) I liked Aly’s hair in London. Her hair is very long and she has always put it in a bun but this year she started to slick it back and IMO it helped put the presentation together immensely. Go back and look at pix from 2011 worlds. HUGE difference.

  7. sainabou nyang Says:

    The little girl is adorable.If I were that women I would told those women to fuck off and mind your business.I think some of the black women had good intentions and others were giving her the stink eye. Ive had any issues with black children or any minority being adopted by white families. As far as I’m concerned the child needs love and a happy stable environment.

  8. sainabou nyang Says:

    Kind of random but Im watching womens prelim from beijing, what was Nastias Dscore on bars? I just finished watching her fall on her ass on her dismount and still score a 15.9 while beth with a 7.0 thanks to bbc commentators gets a 15.6 even though they said she hit the bar. Which from the many replays I dont even see.

    • catherine Says:

      With all connections hit, nastia, Beth, he and yang all had 7.7. I think you mean Beth had 7.0 in London.

      • sainabou nyang Says:

        Yes sorry I meant 7.6. Im not up in the code from the last quad but i was wondering wtf. If you hit the bar its almost a full point off, got that and I think they took away a CV, so where did the other deductions come from lack of handstands? I kniw this was four years ago but Im actuall enjoying watching past competitions and critiquing them. Its helping to ease the boredom lol.

    • sanitynmotion Says:

      I was under the impression Beth had the highest D score of all of them.

      Nastia was totally gifted that score and took huge advantage of that pirouette bonus (I had no idea of this bonus at the time but I totally see it now).

      • catherine Says:

        I’m pretty sure they all had that score. all 4 had issues in general- Beth handstands and then her steps in ef, he dead hangs, yang laboured in parts and bent arms and nastia form on giants and dismount. Personally i think nastias issues were more serious.

      • sainabou nyang Says:

        I never got to see prelims in Beijing as I was more a casual fan one step up from a four year fan lol but seeing Nastia fall from bars was a shocker than i saw the replay and how close she was to the hi bar and saw why.

      • Tortuga Says:

        Did you also notice Alicia’s reactions to both Nastia and Chelsie falling on bars in prelims? You can see it in the back ground. I imagine she could be the type to give you the cold shoulder after a fall. Then lo and behold she had a disastruos team finals. Not that I don’t like Alicia but I would have a hard time recovering if I knew my team mate was pissed at me.

  9. sanitynmotion Says:

    Um, Gabby’s hair was going through a lot of shall we say “phases” leading up to the Olympics. It was in a poof type bun at first (when I first saw her with Chow at Classics/nationals in 2011) and then it was in a ponytail through Trials. I’m pretty sure the pony tail was fake hair of some sort – it looked different than the hair on her scalp. However her hair was obviously taken care of.

    Then, when she was traveling in London with the team her hair style basically mimicked the other girls’ – a half-pulled-through ponytail. Jordyn had a full ponytail and Aly had a bun. Kyla, McKayla, and Gabby rocked that half-pull-through-ponytail thing. I really don’t care how they wear their hair at the end of the day as long as it’s not distracting (like Nastia’s hair during Classics/nats/Trials).

    For her mom to blame it on the family that took Gabby in and paid for all living expenses, shame on her. Can she get any more classy? Geez. The family had little to do with Gabby during the Olympics. Even Jordyn’s mom blogged she barely saw her. At that point Gabby was in the hands of the national team. I know Natalie – why don’t you blame USAG for Gabby’s hair. Blame them for her lack of endorsements despite being the AA winner, too. Damn fool.

    • GymMom Says:

      Yes, Gabby wears tracks. None of that length is her hair. I did see photos of Gabby with that HUGE poofy horse tail when she was training and competing last year. I believe she wore that style when she was younger as well? Her hair was bigger than she was in some photos. Clearly…Gabby’s absentee so-called “mother” is squeezing every last cent she can out of whatever earnings of Gabby’s, thus far. I mean who do you think is buying Natalie’s plane tickets, hotel rooms and her unimaginable food bill? Why, Gabby of course! Personally, I wear that pony tail half pulled through the hair tie when I work out or at home, but that’s it. It looked like the 5 girls wore that look at one time or another in London and it looked terrible! Gabby’s hair DID look raggedy the entire time she was in London. No excuse for raggedy hair! My daughter uses “grease” to tame fly-aways etc. Gabby didn’t need a salon to fix her hair…just some grease and a more appropriate style! She seemed to “copy” the other girls hair but it was a failure. Part of “Artistic Gymnastics” is being impeccably groomed…something the other countries gymnasts & at times the USA girls, accomplished in London. It’s more about good grooming than a particular style.

      I don’t think Gabby has good grooming habits overall. I’ve seen dirty and chipped nails in some recent photos and she has no style at all. She either looks garish or frumpy. With access to high end hair and make-up people, she sure doesn’t look like it. I guess what bugs me is she thinks she looks good? Shawn bugs me but if you look at her mother, she looks exactly the same as she did when Shawn competed in Beijing.

      I noticed how nice Rita looked in London. I loved reading in her blog how White House Black Market generously outfitted her for the Olympics. She looked beautiful, natural and classy. She in no way overshadowed Jordyn. The Moms of the other 4 didn’t do magazine photo shoots with their daughters, and neither did their siblings. The Moms weren’t giving interviews to US Magazine, Vanity Fair, ESPN & a multitude of others while they were in London, like Gabby’s mother & siblings did. Natalie Hawkins actions including not paying Excalibur Gym, not paying Gabby’s orthodontist in Iowa, filing for bankruptcy & filing for divorce(for the 2nd time) a few months before the Olympics, bad-mouthing Gabby’s father to the media during the Olympics, illegally(US Bankruptcy rules) taking $47,000 from a fundraiser to pay expenses for London, her parents held in Indiana, answering celebrities who tweet Gabby, spending Gabby’s money to travel even though she never did it before and many other things that I consider abhorrent behavior ALL add up to LOSER!!

      • GymMom Says:

        I can’t stand people who are TAKERS! Gabby and her family fall in that category. Last week when Gabby was in Virginia Beach, some LOSER guy tweeted a photo of him with Gabby, then he referenced how nice the “Presidential Suite” is and even tweeted photos of it…apparently where Gabby was staying? Where was her mother during that time? This guy looked high in the photos and in his twitter profile pic, he looks high. His brand of “ghetto mentality”(“look at me, I’m in a nice hotel room with an underage girl & posting photos of the hotel room & me with the girl”)

        Even if the scenario was completely innocent. NOBODY seemed to care about the appearance of Gabby being in the “Presidential Suite” with this kid whose Twitter TL is full of profane gutter speak! Disgusting! Natalie was too busy trying to get what she could from whomever she could scam to supervise her daughter.

        These people embrace Sheryl Shade, the Neptune Festival and other known racist people & organizations without question…even allowing the Partons to make jokes like…”look Gabby a black person outside,” but they attempt to destroy the gym that they owe $20,000 to, but where there has never been any previous allegations of racism????

      • jenwhitesmith Says:

        Gabby’s bottom teeth are still pretty jacked up. I wouldn’t have paid the orthodontist either.

  10. GymMom Says:

    NBC didn’t or doesn’t release video of any Olympic performances including Gymnastics until after the Olympics when its too late to do anything about the results. If any of you watched Gymnastics online, you got to see the actual performances warts & all. I love watching ALL the countries perform. I really could not believe how bad the commentary for the prime-time coverage was. But most people watching didn’t realize that the commentary involved commentating HEAVILY edited content in a studio someplace in London. Someone probably wrote the script for them too. It was absolutely horrible….especially compared to live commentary from Shannon Miller online. I can’t imagine how “canned” the Olympic coverage will be in 2016?

    • mim Says:

      i only just saw the NBC commentary. i guess i kind of understand why it was basically a US versus russia showdown for the 4-year fans who dont give a damn beyond that but it’s a shame for those who want to see good gymnastics regardless of what country they’re from! speaking of things that aren’t shown.. i saw random video on youtube from an audience member of the team final, i didnt realise aly left the rest of the girls to run over and hug/congratulate all the russian girls. it was really lovely.

    • sainabou nyang Says:

      Gymmom thanks. Ive been looking on YouTube for the videos and nothing good. Just a lot if videos from the nosebleed section. Not even BBC has video and I like their commentary better although the irish guy can be a little annoying.

      • catherine Says:

        Olympic YouTube channel has everything.

      • sainabou nyang Says:

        Ahhh I feel refreshed. I finally got to see all of the Olympic Youtube channel. Live the commentators. Was that Shannon Miller I heard? Wow so much better than Elfi. I actually enjoyed watching all the clips without the drama and bias.

    • sainabou nyang Says:

      Gymmom do you know who the guy was with Shannon doing the commentary?

      Next Olympics Im waiting untilthe events are on YouTube channel then I will watch.

      • GymMom Says:

        It was a British commentator with Shannon. I liked him.

      • mim Says:

        he’s aussie but not sure of his name. fairly sure i have heard him commentate on channel 7 before (voice is similar) if any other australian readers can clarify!
        dont mean to sound like an ass – but it’s 100% an aussie accent 🙂

  11. JAS4 Says:


    • GymMom Says:

      If there was any kind of conspiracy related to Gabby winning the AA, this could be one piece of the puzzle.

  12. mim Says:

    another random off-topic question: watching 2011 visas and seeing nastia sitting with marta…. was nastia on the selection committee for worlds 2011?! or whispering her opinions of the girls into marta’s ear? it all just seems so wrong to me… especially if she was going to be in the mix with these girls just a year later.

    • mim Says:

      and LOL at nastia’s big “full of secrets” texas hair. sorry im just so used to seeing her hair really flat and lacklustre.

      • sainabou nyang Says:

        Ive noticed something about Marta and Nastia while watching bejing team finals and scam 2005 that The way Marta treats and behaves around Nastia its almost as if Nastia is her daughter. This is more than someone being a favorite. Shes hugged and congradulated her other favorites but with Nastia its in a whole different level.

      • mim Says:

        ooh i might watch scam 2005 next!

        i still cant get over nastia being on the worlds selection committee. conflict of interest beyond words. shawn was screwed from the day nastia was named onto it!

    • GymMom Says:

      Welcome to USAG! LOL!

  13. Case Says:

    GTT, just had to vent to someone who would understand. Cabrera wins the freaking Triple Crown…a feat so impossible it hasn’t been done since the great Yaz in 1967, but yet the front page of ESPN is the vile Yankees.

    There is just no justice in sports. Media corruption from baseball to gymnastics.

    • GymMom Says:

      The Tigers get no respect! My Prince(Fielder) got a lot more press when he played in Milwaukee…not much more…but definitely more than in Detroit. It’s all bs!

    • gymtruthteller Says:

      I totally understand. ESPN SUCKS. When we won the division in 2007 ESPN had the Yankees on the front page with a huge picture and headline about not making the playoffs.

      Everyone thinks ESPN loves the Red Sox and I am telling you they don’t. The only time we end up on the front page of their site is when we lose or the Yankees are off that night and their announcers bad mouth us all the time even when we don’t suck.

      I am thrilled for Cabrera. I like him, he is my favorite tiger and I am rooting for the Tigers to make it out of the East. I hate the rest of the teams but the Tigers are still my fave AL team after the Red Sox.

      The Yankees cheat and lose games to screw the Sox (like they did last year when they lost to Tampa the last three games of the year purposely blowing a 7 run lead) and they karma never gets them and the Orioles are even more obnoxious. When the Yankees beat the red sox in this last series the Orioles were swearing and cussing at the sox in their club house and wishing curses on us. I think I hate them more than the Yankees.lol

      • terrigymfan Says:

        Tell me who I should root for in baseball right now GTT. I am disgusted with the Rangers and expect them to lose to the Orioles in the play-in game so I have to root for someone else. Anybody but the Yankees and of course I know you will not tell me to root for them.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        I love the personalities on the Giants. They seem like great guys. I also think the Braves deserve a little happiness after blowing a huge lead last year and missing out on the playoffs and if they win this year maybe my Sox will win next year since we both blew huge leads:) or the Tigers. Those would be my choices.

        I am not a big Cincy Reds fan but if it comes down to an AL team not named Tigers it is not a bad thing.

        As long as you say no to the Baltimore Orioles and NY Yankees and Oakland A’s (Though I call them the Boston A’s since half the players were red sox at one time) you can’t go wrong.

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        I hated the Nationals fans when their team came to town but the team seems likable. They have sucked so long too and at least they try and use their free money from the Sox and Yankees to improve their team ( luxery tax) unlike the Orioles who keep the money and do nothing,

      • Biyatch Says:

        NATS!!! NATS!!! NATS!!!

        You should probably excuse DC fans, with the exception of (occasionally) the Capitals we have been stuck in sports futility for a long time. Redskins… suck. Bullets/Wizards… suck more. The last time DC had a baseball team in the postseason was 1933 when the Washington Senators still existed.

        The Nats are a fab combination of veterans and youngsters and you can really feel something special brewing in the city. I was cheering on Boston the other day to beat the Yankees to make it an easier path to a “Beltway World Series” (Nats v. Orioles) but alas…

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        You are not getting a beltway world series because the Orioles MUST LOSE. HEAR ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

  14. terrigymfan Says:

    Could this be Gabby’s mom starting to the lay the groundwork for getting out of paying whatever they owe to Gabby’s host family, which I am sure is a lot?

    • GymMom Says:

      The Partons probably don’t feel as though they are owed any money? I think Gabby is going back to live with them when she leaves the tour, which I believe is next week when the tour is in Des Moines? Reading between the lines, I doubt Gabby will be happy in suburban West Des Moines going to the mall & church anymore? Speaking of that, NO mention of God or her faith whatsoever in interviews, on Twitter or anywhere else. I felt that her referencing God & her faith before & during the Olympics sounded fake to me! I think the Partons are fundamentalist Christians? I saw a video where Gabby gave her “testimony” in front of their church before London and after the Olympic Trials. I have no doubt that church donated money to Gabby and/or her dysfunctional family from Virginia Beach? So her “testimony” was clearly a “fundraising” effort. And her FAT mother was onstage at the church as well. Now that Gabby is earning money, she should be “paying her own way” with the Partons etc. I hope “FATTY” doesn’t blow through all of it on herself! The handwriting is on the wall as to how things will unfold for Gabby….cocky attitude, fake smiles & sound bites, dysfunctional family with a myriad of problems, nobody giving her sound honest advice…she will be broke and nobody will care about her then. With Shawn, she has/had a stable home to go back to. Gabby has her REAL home in VB & her fake, made for tv home with the Partons…and her Dad has been literally kicked to the curb. The future doesn’t look bright for her as of right now.

      • terrigymfan Says:

        GymMom, was the “testimony” you saw in front of Gabby’s mom’s church in Virginia Beach or the Partons’ church in Des Moines? Just wondering.

      • mim Says:

        ooh. if she was using religion just to get money for her gymnastics, that really really pisses me off. it’s one thing to be disingenuous, but it’s another to drag religion into the mix.

  15. exgymgurl Says:


    all the moms of olympians had access to this. Gabbys mom is silly saying no one would help her or whatever nonsense she spewed.

    • GymMom Says:

      Gabby’s Mom crying to ESPN about the criticism of Gabby’s hair was hideous. Then the whole family going to Ted Gibson for a $1000 hair-do was even more ridiculous! Ted Gibson got publicity for it, which was his angle…not Gabby’s well being.

  16. GymMom Says:

    So McKayla & Kyla are headed to OKC? Time to prop McKayla up and send her out on tour? CRAZINESS!


  17. GymMom Says:

    Scathing and HONEST assessment of NBC’s coverage of Gymnastics in London.


    • terrigymfan Says:

      I agree wholeheartedly with this article. I especially agree that it was horrible what Tim, Al, and Elfie said about Rebecca Tunney at the American Cup. The poor girl was only 14 at the time and it was her first major international event. Yes she had a bad beam routine but she was nervous and doing the best she could. There was no need to pile on her like that. She also had a pretty darn good Olympics finishing 13th in the aa I believe.

      • GymMom Says:

        Tim is very immature, among other things I can’t say…even on this blog. I felt his comments towards some of the gymnasts bordered on bullying in London.

      • Catherine Says:

        I love Rebecca, even her hair is enough to make her seem awesome. I hope she continues for another quad. She would have to have been 15 at SCAM because she must turn 16 before the end of this year. Regardless, they were needlessly cruel. She won the British Championships and nearly broke the top 10 in London 🙂

      • terrigymfan Says:

        Yes you are right Catherine she was 15 at SCAM but I think only by two or three months. I think she was one of the youngest competitors in the Olympics. Also, she is one of those gymnasts with a very “young” body for her age so I think she could still be in her prime physically at Rio. I hope she continues too. She really is just a darling. I was so happy to see her do well at the Olympics and shove it in the face of the three NBC jerks especially Tim and Elfie.

      • Catherine Says:

        The 3 15 year olds were awesome. Victoria Moors floor routine screams worlds gold, especially if she upgrades her last 2 passes. The third is Kyla of course. Haha yes except I highly doubt NBC showed any British routines except maybe Beth in TF? But USA were on floor then.

      • sainabou nyang Says:

        Rebecca is all arms and legs like a young colt, but she’s a cutie. I think she has more to give to the sport. I cant wait to see who shows up at scam next year.

      • mim Says:

        how anyone can be mean to rebecca tunney is beyond me. it’s like being mean to a cute puppy or bunny rabit. she’s too adorable! bet she improves tenfold in the next couple of years too.

    • mim Says:

      “Maybe it was the only performance Schlegel had seen the Brit do. Perhaps she is contractually prohibited from watching competitions not broadcast on NBC.”

      burn. haha. best comment in that article.

  18. Biyatch Says:

    Aly gets a deal with Pandora Jewelers: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/pandora-jewelry-three-time-medalist-181000409.html

    • GymMom Says:

      OOH I love Pandora! I think the Mayor of Virginia Beach gave Gabby a Pandora bracelet last week? And this week Aly signs a deal with them? LOL!

    • GymMom Says:

      Pandora is the perfect brand for Aly…a Jewish American Princess…and I mean that in a nice way. Happy for her!

  19. nero Says:

    Shawn’s new schtick is to constantly talk about her weight, it’s getting fucking annoying in a “I had to retire because of my knee” and “I wouldn’t change my silver medal in the AA for gold any day” kind of way.

    Is she trying to get on the Biggest Loser? All last year she was dropping hints about wanting to be on The Amazing Race. That will probably happen next year after DWTS, then Biggest Loser when she’s 30. Her story will be she fell into a deep depression after getting silver in the AA and how her knee has kept her from working out. I’m not sure there is anything more annoying than a person who is obviously not fat, complaining about their weight.


    • GymMom Says:

      Shawn’s yo-yo weight is a problem. She has a pattern of gaining weight and then drastically exercising etc. to lose weight quickly. She might win Amazing Race though? The other contestants would quit because her annoying voice would cause pervasive ear bleeding! LOL!

    • GymMom Says:

      By Hollywood standards, Shawn is actually too heavy. With HD, she looks even heavier. I hate her “little girl” voice and immature ways. At 20 years old, it’s time to grow up!

    • nero Says:

      That’s the thing though, even after Shawn gained weight after Beijing I never thought of her as fat. Yeah it was noticeable but I thought she looked fine, normal even. And this is coming from someone who NEVER has anything good to say about Shawn.

      I’ve only seen a few DWTS interviews out of fear of killing myself from the constant BS, but thought she looked great in all of them. But even after coming out to the world and saying she lost 25 pounds she is still harping on her weight. It’s like she’s fishing for complements or something. Like she saw all the nice things people said about her after talking about her weight loss that she decided to talk about it more for more complements.

      • GymMom Says:

        You may be right? It’s interesting that People Magazine used a photo of her that us more than a year old. She looked good in that photo, in my opinion. That’s when she was negotiating her Nike Woman contract. Most of the Nike spokespeople are currently active athletes. NBA players have shoe, jersey & clothing with their name on it. Shawn can’t do that and she really isn’t relatable? Girls her age aren’t buying Nike Fuel Bracelets. Those bracelets appear to be for complete morons who need Shawn or Nike to tell them how long to exercise? Speaking of Nike…the USA Olympic athletes grey ugly warm up jackets with black pants, along with lime green shoes were hideous! I don’t think I’ve seen worse!

      • GymMom Says:

        There is a “syndrome” that people who have lost alot of weight, suffer from. It’s main symptom involves the person walking around thinking they’re suddenly a “super model.” Shawn might be suffering from that and is seeking out compliments from wherever she can get them?

        How about her continued insistence that she and another DWTS contestant are “twins?” LOL!

      • terrigymfan Says:

        One thing I’ve noticed about a lot of these gymnasts, and really a lot of other women who are built like they are, is that once they grow up they often look “fat” at first glance and in photos but really aren’t. A lot of the gymnasts tend to be short and a little “stocky” but are muscular and not fat. Also, many get fairly large boobs and, when they are wearing blouses or shirts that are not tight, they can look kind of chunky because the shirts hang straight down from their boobs hiding their waists. But then when you see them in shorts with just a tight fitting sports top and bare midriff or in a bikini you realize their tummies are still pretty flat and muscular. I have a friend who this is definitely the case.
        Personally I think this applies to Shawn to a large degree, although it does seem she yo-yos quite a bit with her weight and seems preoccupied with it.

        Now I will never be able to use the “I only look fat” excuse because I’ve always had a slim “runner’s type” body. If I ever get to the point where I look fat, you can rest assured I will be fat! LOL

      • GymMom Says:

        It amazes me how insecure Shawn is considering what a charmed life she’s lived. Part of it involves the guy she calls her boyfriend. Most recent example is him tweeting to Shawn that he & his buddies voted 51 times for her on DWTS. Then he deleted the tweet later? Add that to his tweeting graphic gross statements about having sex with other girls and this: “If she’s a 10 on Instagram, she’s a 7 at best in real life.” What a jerk!

        He shows up for the ESPY’s, the Olympics, and other red carpet events but he is rarely identified. Shawn used to act coy about him but now it seems as if he doesn’t want to be known publicly as “Shawn’s boyfriend.” That would make me insecure and I would dump anyone who made me feel that way!

      • gymtruthteller Says:

        He sounds like a guy in love but is afraid to admit it to his friends. That makes him immature. IMO

      • JAS4 Says:

        I think it’s possible that he is just a user looking for fame but I kind of think if that we’re the case he’d be announcing to the world that he is her bf and be milking for everything it’s worth but I agree GTT I think he may really like/love Shawn but he wants to seem like a player to all of his friends so they will think he is “cool” I think he either needs to grow up and act like a guy that’s in a relationship or move on stop leading her on

  20. GymMom Says:

    Someone tweeted about seeing McKayla at the OKC airport with “2 casts?” OOPS! Kellogg’s PR machine can’t keep up! LOL!


    • Biyatch Says:

      left leg/knee and right toe. had surgery on both.

      • GymMom Says:

        And she’s joining the Kellogg’s Tour with 2 casts?

      • Catherine Says:

        I think she will be carried out in queen’s chair formation and wave to the crowd. Maybe make the face. Queen nastia will descend from the ceiling on her ribbons with a bouquet for her. I can see it now! She absolutely cannot do gymnastics, literally. This is the show that’s being televised, so she’s making an appearance.

      • mim Says:

        the scary thing is, i can see that all unfolding just as you have described it catherine haha.

        ive been re-watching their routines as gymnastics is dead.. im really surprised that mckayla isn’t a better beam worker to be honest. i hoped she’d just train vault after all this olympics/injury/acting hooha, but im kinda hoping she gives AA another go.

      • Biyatch Says:

        i believe both mckayla and kayla are making the OKC appearance cause NBC is filming it. It still looked like Alicia was sitting on the rings.

  21. GymMom Says:

    Good article explaining why the Karolyi’s need to go. Written 4+ years ago, it still holds up!


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