The Florence Griffith-Joyner celebrity doll portrays her as herself, an American track and field athlete. Her nickname was Flo-Jo and she was considered the “fastest woman in the world”. She won three gold medals and one silver in the 1988 Seoul Olympics and one silver in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. She died at the age of 38 from epilepsy.
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Florence Griffith Joyner
She’s an all American beauty and she’s right on track with her own fashions. This gold medal winner has beautiful hair you can comb and style. Dress her and changer her hair styles to match her fitness and fantasy styles. Collect all of FloJo’s sensational fashion outfits.
The doll was made by the LJN toy company in 1989. The Flo-Jo doll is wearing her classic blue and pink running suit with a half tight on just one leg. She is wearing white with pink trim sneakers and has pink and blue painted finger nails. Her accessories include tote bag, hairbrush, and colorful life sized Flo Jo nail stickers.
She was my idol. I wanted to be like her so bad. She inspired so many little Black girls!