“I Love Her”: Simone Biles Details Her Meeting With Billie Eilish at Met Gala 2021

Published 10/11/2021, 11:33 AM 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


Simone Biles has been living her dream, traveling across her country on the Gold Over America tour. Even though stressful to quite an extent, 2021 has been a rewarding year for the Olympic star. Notably, she became one of the most decorated Olympic gymnasts, famously recognized as the GOAT of gymnastics.

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Coming fresh from a historic outing in Tokyo, she appeared at the iconic fashion night, the Met Gala 2021. Notably, with the night full of celebrities from diverse fields, she met some of her favorites.

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Simone Biles met Billie Eilish

Simone had a memorable appearance at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. As she became the Olympic gymnastics star back in 2016 in Rio, her fandom began spreading across the world. However, she reached unprecedented heights, earning the highest praise, following her decision to withdraw from the events at Tokyo, citing mental health concerns.

FILE PHOTO: Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Gymnastics Artistic Training – Ariake Gymnastics Centre, Tokyo, Japan – July 22, 2021 Simone Biles of the United States during training REUTERS/File Photo

Celebrity singers like Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift even came forward in her support. The Met Gala 2021 had a room full of Hollywood celebrities, and one of them was popular singing icon Billie Eilish. Simone revealed she met Billie during the met gala 2021 and is a fan of her music.

Simone said, “I love her. I love her music. I love how she’s always stayed true and authentic to herself. And she’s so young, and she’s accomplished so much. So that was amazing meeting her.

A look back at Biles’ 2021 journey

Biles’ journey in 2021 started off with her appearance at the most awaited mega-quadrennial games. The 24-year-old had entered the event as the favorite to dominate the podium. Unexpectedly, she withdrew from four events, citing mental health problems.

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Albeit, she clinched two Olympic medals, becoming the GOAT of gymnastics. Coming back from the Olympics, she made a stunning appearance at the MTV VMA awards and Met Gala 2021. Notably, Times Magazine recognized Simone in their Times 100 Most Influential People’s list of 2021.

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

Now, Simone is ticking off her childhood bucket list of having a gymnastics tour. It has been indeed a rewarding year for the Olympic champion with seven medals in her tally. After an unforgettable Olympic appearance, a dream tour to her name and admiration of a billion people, what’s next for Simone Biles?

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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