Simone Biles, AKA the 4’9” supernova you’ve been hearing about all Olympics, has hit celebrity status at this point. Proof of this was given when, at the closing ceremonies for the 2016 Olympic Games last night, other Olympic athletes were so eager to get a picture with the gymnast that the proceedings were completely held up because Biles couldn’t walk for five seconds without being asked for a photo!
— nick (@zainagb) August 22, 2016
Biles was selected from all the athletes on Team USA to carry the American flag at the Olympics Closing Ceremony, which made for a wonderfully-tied bow to end the 19-year-old’s first Games. Of the honor and all her accomplishments at these Games, Biles stated, “This experience has been the dream of a lifetime for me and my team.” We couldn’t be more proud!
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) August 22, 2016
Aside from the flag-bearing privilege, Biles took home five medals, four gold and one bronze. She also may have casually scored a boyfriend in superfan Zac Efron, a comedic best friend in Leslie Jones and a cameo on PLL!
On her plans post-Olympics, Biles said that while she would love to participate in the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars, “we have a three-month tour after this Olympics. I’m not sure if I’ll have time.” We’re keeping our fingers crossed for a special guest appearance, though.