Simone Biles is back in a bikini. The world’s most decorated gymnast tends not to flaunt her muscle machine of a body too often in swimwear – while a now-viral video of the 23-year-old removing her pants during a very extended handstand sits at 2.2 million views on her Instagram, the footage focused more on delivering Simone’s mind-blowing skills than her body.
Simone’s quarantine continues to be documented, though. Her Wednesday update delivered the slamming body, some poolside chill, and a real message.
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Simone’s photo showed her lying on her front and on a towel amid the earthy-toned archways forming her home – the Ohio native was getting her fresh air, with a pool seen in the backdrop.
Simone wasn’t overly showing off her steely and pint-sized frame, but she had flaunted the ripped body that’s now a part of her identity – Biles rocked a tiny, frilly black bikini with a rear-flashing finish, plus string ties. Gazing at the camera with a neutral expression and her braided hair tied up in a bun, Simone wrote:
“One thing at a time.”
Over 43,000 likes were clocked before the post was 45 minutes old.
Simone has been making headlines amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside encouraging fans to “play” at home via her partnership with sports giant Nike, Simone has been delivering her own – and often humorous – content.
“Working from wine to five” offered a literal thirst trap on April 7 as Simone posed in tiny gym shorts and a crop top while holding a glass of white wine – the post was then followed by a mind-blowing kitchen gymnastics session ahead of the solidly-aced “Handstand Challenge.”
The 30-time World and Olympic medalist whose skill-set seems second-to-none has addressed her glittering career.
“It’s important to teach our female youth that it’s okay to say, ‘Yes, I am good at this,’ and you don’t hold back,” she told USA Today, adding:
“It’s not out of cockiness,” she added. “I’ve won five world titles, and if I say, ‘I’m the best gymnast there is,’ (the reaction is) ‘Oh, she’s cocky. Look at her now.’ No, the facts are literally on the paper. I think it’s important to teach (young girls) that.”
Simone’s career also includes high-profile partnerships with brands such as laundry giant Tide and Simone being the new face of beauty brand SK-II. She’s also NY Times best-selling author on account of her “Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance” book.
Simone’s Instagram following of 3.8 million also comes with a celebrity backing. The star’s account is kept tabs on by 53-year-old Oscar winner Halle Berry, actress Olivia Munn, plus Justin Bieber’s 23-year-old model wife Hailey Baldwin. Rapper Nicki Minaj is another famous follower.