Simone Biles knocked her own camera dead – twice – with her Saturday selfies. The world’s most decorated gymnast who doesn’t appear to have let her 30 World and Olympic medals go to her head updated her Instagram with a little weekend pick-me-up today. Simone, 23, has largely been making headlines for finally returning to training after missing two months. Then again, those bikini updates have also proven headline-makers – one even sparked a $100 bidding war. Simone, whose Instagram is followed by 3.8 million, clocked herself over 50,000 likes in two hours today. Here’s how.
Scroll for the photos that saw Simone told that her smile “spreads happiness.” The Ohio native who can easily light up Instagram with that “Sun baskin'” tiger-print bikini did just that with her grin today. The two photos showed Simone in selfie mode and from her kitchen, with the stunner going low-key in a ruched white shirt with a feminine string detail, plus hints of tiny shorts also visible, alongside those steely-strong legs. Simone showed off the new haircut that’s already got girls jealous, writing: “wknd feels ?.”
And that’s before we get to the viral Handstand Challenge – this girl hasn’t been spending COVID-19 stuffing her face with Pringles on the couch. Also showing off her pearly whites as she smiled for the camera, Simone appeared to generate as much happiness from her fans as she herself exuded. “Your smile is really cute ? it spreads happiness,” one user wrote, with another saying: “Just perfect ??.” The update comes less than 24 hours after Simone flaunted her insane gymnast body in tight spandex Nike gear as she shouted her two British bulldogs. Keep scrolling for the Handstand Challenge now sitting at 2.4 million views.
The updates have definitely been packing a punch from Simone amid the global pandemic. They’ve included the Handstand Challenge seeing the star removing her pink sweatpants while in the position – Halle Berry even commented – with posts also seeing the athlete jazz up her captions. “Working wine to five” offered a literal thirst trap as Simone held a glass in a shorts photo, with a very positive response also logged as Simone literally showed Instagram how to “get a bikini body.” Her solution? “Put a bikini on your body ?.” More after the video.
Simone is back to training, although she did admit that she “cried” upon learning that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics had been postponed. May 16 brought a little inspiration, though, as Simone posted a shot of herself training, writing: “Obviously, right now I can’t train with my team but I like to go for walks or a jog to get some fresh air. I might do some sit-ups, lunges, and jump rope. And then as time goes by I find myself looking at online workouts and dance workouts too to mix it up.”