Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas graces the cover Essence magazine's December issue. The gold medal around her neck beams; a reminder of Gabby's amazing athletic strength. She's rocking  the heck out a strapless little black dress (It's Notte by Marchesa for those that must have it.) Her  teeny tiny waist is wrapped in a glittering gold bow. And her hair is flawless, but it's supposed to be - she's in glamazon mode.
I think Gabby looks great: So glam. So phenomenal. So beautiful.
And more importantly highlighting Gabby on the magazine's annual Women of the Year issue helps bring home the message that a healthy lifestyle is real beauty.
So remember ladies: stay in shape it's good for your heart, your mind your body and your soul. You can always get your hair done - or have some sewn in - but living with your best body, that's a lifestyle choice.