Um, Simone Biles Wants to Be on "DWTS"
Today in YES YES PLEASE LET’S MAKE THIS HAPPEN news: Simone Biles—five-time Olympic medalist, national hero and pretty much everybody’s dream bestie—would like to add a Mirror Ball Trophy to her already insanely impressive list of accomplishments.
Aug 11, 2016 at 10:44pm PDT
And this isn’t just a casual rumor. Yes, OK: The thing about Biles possibly competing on “Dancing with the Stars” as soon as Season 23, which starts September 12? Ain’t gonna happen, since she’s already committed to a three-month post-Olympic tour. But Biles told Extra she’s all about “DWTS” Season 24. “I’m hoping for the spring [season],” she said. “If they would allow me to do that–that would be awesome.”
Why is this the best idea ever? One, because there’s no better way to celebrate your coronation as the Queen of Gymnastics than with a victory lap/waltz/cha cha around the ballroom. Two, because we ALWAYS love watching gymnasts, with their brilliant athletic ability and extensive dance training, take to the “DWTS” floor. (Nastia Liukin, anyone? Or Biles’ own Rio teammate, Aly Raisman?) And three, because there is no such thing as too much Biles, ever. In addition to being the world’s greatest gymnast, she’s also THE ABSOLUTE BEST. (Just ask Zac Efron. Or, you know, literally everyone at the Rio closing ceremonies.)
Making this whole thing even more fantastic is the fact that Biles has been Twitter flirting with “DWTS” pro Sasha Farber. Which, yes please. The hashtag possibilities alone fill us with glee. (#TeamSashmone! #TeamFiles! #TeamBarber!)
Actually, here’s an even better idea: Why not do an Olympic medalists-only season of “DWTS”? I mean, obviously we’d love to see Laurie Hernandez’s life-giving dance skills on national television again. Does Katie Ledecky want to take a turn around the ballroom? Could we get Usain Bolt in a pair of gold dancing shoes?
[Sidenote: Hiiiiiiii, everybody! I’m back from maternity leave, and happy to be Dance Spirit-ing again. My little girl is, in my completely unbiased opinion, the world’s bestest baby—and possibly destined for “SYTYCD” Season 31. But I missed y’all!]