Simone Biles goes into the Olympic Trials beginning Friday riding the confidence of four straight P&G Championships all-around titles, three straight world all-around titles and a tweet from her crush — actor Zac Efron.
Efron, tipped off by Ellen DeGeneres, wished Biles good luck at Trials in a tweet Thursday evening. Biles responded in ALL CAPS joking (we hope) that she was going to pass out. Then teammate Aly Raisman confirmed (again joking, we hope) that she had to give Biles CPR.
Biles has long admired Efron, posting images of the actor on social media.
The love reached a larger audience when it was discussed on Biles’ appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show in March. The host gave Biles a leotard with pictures of Efron’s face all over it.
“He doesn’t know that you have a crush on him, but I want you to get his attention,” DeGeneres said then. “So I got you something to wear at the Olympics.”Follow @nzaccardi