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Simone Biles details first tattoo, gets pranked on ‘Ellen’

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Simone Biles paid Ellen DeGeneres a visit for a third time, but this time she received quite the scare.

Biles was near the end of a sitdown interview with DeGeneres when her “Dancing with the Stars” partner, Sasha Farber, leaped out from a box between the two women.

Earlier in the interview, Biles discussed her first tattoo, the recent addition of the Olympic rings to her right forearm.

“I said I would never get a tattoo, but then after the Olympics, I really wanted one,” Biles said. “So then I left and went to go get one. And my parents didn’t think I was going to get it, and I did.

“I have a pretty high pain tolerance, so I wasn’t really nervous, and it didn’t hurt, but the guy that was doing it was shaking so bad, and kept making me stand up to check if it was straight. So I was like, oh my gosh, is this the best idea after all?”

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Laurie Hernandez’s 2017 goals: First date, driver’s license, Law & Order

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Gymnast Laurie Hernandez might not suit up for competition this year, but her calendar is sure to be very busy.

Hernandez, 16 and the youngest woman on the 2016 U.S. Olympic team, told Ellen DeGeneres that her goals for the year are to go on her first date and get her driver’s license.

Hernandez also said she would like to go on “Law & Order,” which DeGeneres was apparently prepared to hear. The host showed a video message from series actors inviting Hernandez to appear in an episode.

“I know the theme song by heart,” Hernandez said. “That would be so cool.”

Hernandez would not be the first Olympian to appear on the show.

Lindsey Vonn made it on a 2010 episode, playing the role of a secretary.

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Ellen DeGeneres gifts wheelchair accessory to Tatyana McFadden

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Tatyana McFadden shared her story, from being adopted in Russia to becoming a dominant Paralympic track and field athlete, during an appearance on The Ellen Show that aired Wednesday.

McFadden told host Ellen DeGeneres that she prepared for the appearance by asking First Lady Michelle Obama for advice last week at the White House. In their 10-second encounter, Obama told McFadden to “have fun, because [DeGeneres] is fun and crazy.”

DeGeneres thanked McFadden by presenting her with wheelchair spinners:

Watch the full episode here.

McFadden will race Sunday at the Chicago Marathon. She has won the race every year since 2011.

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