Gabby Douglas Graces Corn Flakes Box
On Thursday, Gabby Douglas, 16, won Olympic gold for the second time this week – first as a member of the reigning U.S. women’s gymnastics team and second as the first African-American to win the all-around competition. And in celebration of her outstanding achievements, Kellogg’s already has the athlete’s smiling face printed on boxes on Corn Flakes cereal.
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Plastering the faces of Olympic athletes on cereal boxes is a long a storied tradition, especially on Wheaties. Other athletes to appear on cereal boxes include Mary Lou Retton (a fellow all-around gold medal champion), Bruce Jenner, and Michael Jordan.
Kellogg’s announced this morning that the special-edition boxes featuring Douglas will hit grocery store shelves this fall. In a press statement this morning Douglas said, "I'm so proud to be part of this gold-medal winning team and I'm thrilled I was able to bring home the all-around gold for Team USA as well," remarking further, "The support from fans around the country has been amazing, and it's a huge honor to see ourselves on a cereal box that our fans can all own and enjoy!"