Simone Biles Admits She Was ‘Shocked’ at Being Recognized by Celebrities at Met Gala 2021

Published 09/15/2021, 2:03 PM EDT
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


The GOAT of gymnastics, Simone Biles, made her debut at the Met Gala 2021. Top celebrities, actors, actresses, and athletes were present at the most incredible fashion night of the year.

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The best from every field attended the night full of stars. This year’s theme for Met Gala was “American independence”. Interestingly, the fashion event was co-hosted by singer Billie Eilish, tennis pro Naomi Osaka, actor Timothée Chalamet, and poet Amanda Gorman–all Gen Z darlings.

World’s Top athletes field stunning red-carpet looks

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The number of athletes that were invited on the red carpet this year was incredible. Even young stars like the US Open 2021 winner, 18-year-old Emma Raducanu, and runner-up Leylah Fernandez showed up at the event. The 18-year-old Olympics gold medalist Suni Lee also graced the occasion in her all-gold dress.

Gymnastics star Simone Biles looked absolutely stunning in her 88-pound heavy dress. Biles recently clinched her seventh and record-breaking Olympic medal in Tokyo. 24-year-old is now the most decorated American gymnast in the history of the Olympics.

After her all-star night at the Met Gala 2021, Simone had a conversation with Good Morning America. She revealed her experience at her maiden Met Gala.

“It was absolutely amazing and I think this year we had so many athletes that got to attend and so I feel like that was really nice to be able to be recognized but a lot of the people that I didn’t think they would know who I was, knew and I don’t know it just shocks me because it’s two different worlds like athletes actors and actresses.”

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

Well, celebrities do recognize her, and even praised her for her daring step to withdraw from the Olympic events.

Justin Bieber, Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift came forward to support Simone Biles

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The world was in shock when Simone took a huge step of withdrawing from the most prestigious sports platform. However, the response was overwhelmingly positive as Biles was going through mental health issues. Celebrity singers could relate to Simone Biles’ mental health issues and supported her.

TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 03: Simone Biles of Team United States reacts before the Women’s Balance Beam Final at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on August 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Xavier Laine/Getty Images)

Justin Bieber sent his support through his social media. Notably, Bieber and Demi Lovato even checked up on her personally after the Tokyo Olympics 2002. Taylor Swift had also revealed that she felt emotional after watching Simone perform at Tokyo Olympics 2020.

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Simone Biles is definitely a huge name, not only for her gymnastics moves, but for her advocacy for mental health. Her brave decision at the Summer Olympics is an inspiration for every human to take care of their mental health above everything.

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is an NBA and Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. A graduate of Political Science, Shreya comes from a strong sports background. A professional 10m air pistol shooter, Shreya is also a tennis enthusiast.

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