Gabby Douglas Joins Celebrity Emoji Biz with Gabbymoji Keyboard App



As gymnast Gabby Douglas continues to prepare for another Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this summer, the athlete has also launched her own emoji app complete with many stunning features.

Douglas’ messaging app is titled Gabbymoji, and its iTunes and Google Play pages reveal it gives users the ability to communicate in a variety of ways. Messaging methods include GIFs, videos, images and audio. An emoji keyboard completes the app with hundreds of stickers and emojis inspired by and featuring the 20-year-old.

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Teen Vogue reports users can also send motivational illustrated messages to each other.

The two-time Olympic gold medalist tells the website she is “so excited about the release of my new Gabbymoji keyboard!”

“My dream was to create a fun app that is full of emojis for anyone to use to express their feelings with entertaining pictures,” she continues.

Douglas tweeted fans to download the app, which is available from the iTunes Store and Google Play.

Since its release June 9, Douglas has been retweeting excited fans’ reactions to the app.

Bianca Hawks had a simple sentiment for the new application.

Another user called @genessy said she loves the app and proudly displayed the icon in a screenshot of her phone’s home screen.

And user @jovialjacki said she appreciated the realistic use of ankle tape of one image featuring Douglas doing an aerial move.

Douglas’ mom Natalie Hawkins – who stars with the gymnast in their Oxygen reality show Douglas Family Gold – also praised her daughter’s latest business venture.

A look on the Gabbymoji store page shows users can customize Gabby-themed memes from the keyboard. The app is $1.99 for iOS and Android devices.

Next for Douglas is the 2016 Summer Olympics. She told the Associated Press she has no fears about visiting Rio amid growing concerns about the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

“It’s the Olympics,” the hopeful competitor told the AP. “Mosquitoes? Like, whatever. I’m going. This is my shot. I don’t care about no stupid bugs.”

Douglas is not officially on the U.S. gymnastics team just yet. Today reports that will be determined after trials in St. Louis later this month.

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