Olympic Champion Gabby Douglas Recalls Painful Memories

Posted Thursday August 30, 2012 2:35 PM GMT

Two time gold medalist Gabby Douglas is riding the high of competing in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, especially with her success and following.

Still, Douglas didn't always have this much support, as she details in an interview with Vanity Fair magazine.

In the publication, the 16 year-old Olympian details incidents that allegedly occurred when she was a younger athlete training in Virginia Beach. Among those incidents, Douglas recalls an Excalibur Gymnastics staff member suggesting that she have reconstructive surgery done to her nose.

After training with Liang Chow, in Iowa, who helped Shawn Johnson achieve gold, Gabby has become a superstar. On her new found fame, she commented, "I really want a car . . .An Acura NSX," when asked about getting a Bentley, she responded, giggling, "Oh yeah and a Bentley . . . I'm gonna get a Bentley too."

Photo Credit: Vanity Fair