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So Many People Wanted A #SimoneSelfie, They Almost Ruined the Closing Ceremony

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!

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!

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.

Margeaux Biché

Columbia Barnard

Margeaux Biché is a current senior at Barnard College living in New York City. During her freshman year, she studied at the George Washington University in D.C., where she wrote for The GW Hatchet. She is a Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies major and is passionate about social justice. While she does not know exactly where she'll take her degree, she hopes she can contribute to the advancement of marginalized peoples through legal and/or activist work. Chocolate covered pretzels are her favorite food, Rihanna is her favorite musician and her go-to talent is her ability to wiggle her ears. Margeaux loves dogs, hiking and her hometown basketball team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, all of which are oft-featured on her Instagram account. Twitter | LinkedIn
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