Welcome to the club! Simone Biles revealed she has a serious crush on Zac Efron and even keeps a life size cutout of the ‘Neighbors’ actor in her room! We’ve got all the details about her infatuation with the movie star here.
Simone Biles is already a gymnastics super star at the age of 19, but she’s just like us in one way: she fancies Zac Efron, 28. The Olympian was giving a tour of her playful purple bedroom for an NBC News Profile and totally blushed when discussing her long-lasting childhood crush. She giggled while admitting, “Sometimes I used to kiss him on the cheek,” even calling her own affections towards the cardboard cutout a “little strange.” So cute! Simone was all smiles while standing next to the photo of Zac, who was looking rather suave in his fitted navy suit. We’re not knockin’ you girl, we get it!
— Zac Efron (@ZacEfron) August 9, 2016
Simone previously revealed why Zac is her celebrity crush, noting his “very good looks” and “nice personality,” according to People. And the feelings are certainly mutual, considering Zac recently tweeted about the athlete after her impressive display at the 2016 Rio Olympics. He wrote, “So phenomenal a skill’s named after her. Congrats on sticking the Biles and qualifying for the finals @Simone_Biles!” We’re sure this compliment sent Simone’s heart racing!
However, it looks like Zac may have some big competition these days! Simone recently gushed about her new sweetheart, Brazilian gymnast Arthur Nory Mariano, 23. She posted a photo of the two embracing on July 29 and captioned it, “My Brazilian Boyfriend.” Awe! Arthur retweeted the sweet message and even congratulated her when she slayed at the women’s gymnastics All-Around prelims on Aug. 7, with her awe-inspiring floor exercise performance. “YOU DID AMAZING TODAY! Queen Biles!
#MyLove,” he tweeted. Sorry Zac!
HollywoodLifers, how adorable is Simone’s crush on Zac? Let us know if you wish you had your own life-size cutout below!