An Olympic dream come true: Simone Biles meets Zac Efron in Rio - WSMV News 4

An Olympic dream come true: Simone Biles meets Zac Efron in Rio

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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.


But hours after Biles claimed her fifth Olympic medal, a gold in the floor final, Efron arrived in Rio to congratulate her in person.



Biles seemed to manage to play it cool during the encounter, but in a Facebook Live chat with her teammates after she was already planning their wedding. Laurie Hernandez called dibs on being the flower girl, while Aly Raisman volunteered to be the maid of honor. "I'll be really good at it!" Raisman claimed. Biles shot back at her infamously nap-loving teammate, "You'll be sleeping!"


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