Let me tell y’all a few things about Gabi Gregg.

She is super cute (obviously, look at her!). She is a LOT of fun to hang out with. She’s a great person to vent to if you’re stressed out. And from the minute she entered this MTV TJ thing, I knew she had it in the bag. Cause Gabi – the creator of uberinfluential blog Young, Fat and Fabulous – has that “It” factor in spades.

On Sunday, I was en route from a whirlwind trip to NYC and then at the Lollapalooza festival here in Chicago (epic posts to come on both!) and midway through all that fun, my phone died. So I didn’t even realized I’d missed the MTV TJ finale until I got home and caught a glimpse of my Twitter timeline! SO much love, happiness and pride outpouring for Gabi!

As her friend, I’m over the moon. Gabi is such a go getter and an inspiration – now she’s gonna be straight outta Pilsen and headed to the fabulous life in NYC. She totally deserves it and she is gonna ROCK that job!!! GO GABI GO!

As a fellow plus size fashion fan and as a fellow blogger of color, I am SO thrilled – Gabi is an icon to all of us who also aspire to be or identify with her YFF credo, an inspiration to women who haven’t felt that there may be a place for them in the media spotlight. Gabi’s kicking down the door for women of color AND women of size! This is history!

As a fellow resident of Chicago I am proud but also a little sad – Gabi’s leaving us for NYC now! When’s the farewell party, yo?

Wanna keep up with Gabi’s new fabulous life? Follow her on Twitter at MTVTJ. Gabi, I couldn’t be prouder. Afrobella is sending you SO much love!!


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