Simone Biles has so many reasons to smile right now. The Olympic gymnast mounted the podium on day four of the Rio games, along with the rest of Team USA, to accept the gold medal in the women’s team competition. If that wasn’t enough, the 19-year-old then received a display of support from her crush, Zac Efron.
On Wednesday, the High School Musical star tweeted his encouragement saying, “Of course I’m watching the #FinalFive dominate the floor.” The tweet was accompanied by a pic of the actor in a USA T-shirt, posing in front of a television screen showing the Final Five. He also has his hands clasped in a heart sign, indicating his affection. Efron had previously tweeted his awe at Biles’ abilities: “So phenomenal a skill’s named after her. Congrats on sticking the Biles and qualifying for the finals @Simone_Biles!”
Biles — the superstar gymnast who was ranked number one in the four all-around qualifying events for the Olympics — recently revealed to NBC News that she has a life-size cutout of Zac Efron in her bedroom. “Sometimes I used to kiss him on the cheek,” she confessed, something she admits was a “little strange.”
The Final Five finished more than 8 points ahead of silver-medalists Russia — more than double the gap between silver and last place.