WATCH: Simone Biles Mingles With Lewis Hamilton at Rihanna’s Met Gala After Party

Published 09/16/2021, 5:15 AM EDT


This Monday, the iconic Met Gala returned to action for the first time since 2019. While several stars arrived in New York sporting unique outfits, the after parties received just as much, if not more attention. Following his appearance in the Met, defending F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton headed to Rihanna’s after party.

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The Briton featured alongside several celebrities who also graced the Met Gala earlier. One of them included American gymnast Simone Biles, with a photo of the pair doing the rounds on social media.

Lewis Hamilton shares the spotlight with Simone Biles following Met Gala 2021

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Biles made a stunning Olympic debut in Rio five years ago. With four gold medals and a bronze medal, she established her presence in gymnastics almost instantly. However, she could only win a silver medal and bronze medal in the Tokyo Olympics this year.

During the Games, she withdrew from some of her medal events citing the need to take care of her mental health. After returning to the United States, the 24-year-old engaged herself in various activities, and appeared in the Met Gala this past Monday.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – Met Gala – In America: A Lexicon of Fashion – Arrivals – New York City, U.S. – September 13, 2021. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Biles marked her Met Gala debut with a stunning dress, which weighed a stunning 40kg. However, she chose a simple black outfit for the after party. Meanwhile, Hamilton also chose a simpler outfit for the after party as compared to his outfit from the Met Gala.

During Rihanna’s after party, Hamilton featured in a photo alongside Biles and well-known American rapper Swiss Beatz. The photo garnered reactions from fans across the world, with one Twitter user writing, “Great pic of world’s best G.O.A.T’s.”

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With the glitz and glamour of the Met Gala behind him, the seven-time world champion shifts his focus to the ongoing F1 season. Locked in an intense battle with Max Verstappen, Hamilton looks to become the first driver to record 100 career race wins in Sochi.

Formula One F1 – Italian Grand Prix – Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy – September 10, 2021 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton after qualifying in second position for the sprint qualifying Pool via REUTERS/Lars Baron

Can the Briton make history on September 26? Or will his Dutch rival pip him to the line once again, and extend his lead in the driver’s championship?

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Sanket Nair

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management graduate, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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