Simone Biles never said that she wanted to win five gold medals at the Olympics. So what did Biles mention, repeatedly, was her dream?
Meeting Zac Efron.
She’s been a fan for years, and when she appeared on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in March, Ellen gave her a leotard adorned with Efron’s face.
“He doesn’t know that you have a crush on him, but I want you to get his attention,” DeGeneres said. “So I got you something to wear at the Olympics.”
Turns out it didn’t take a special leotard to make Efron sit up and take notice of Biles. Even before she won four golds and a bronze in Rio, he was a fan of the superstar gymnast, and tweeted her a good luck message befor the U.S. Olympic Trials.
He sent his congratulations and cheers again from afar during the first few days of Olympic competition.