“Never Been to a Party”: Millionaire Olympian Simone Biles Made a Surprising Confession on Her Social Life in 2014

Published 09/26/2022, 12:00 PM EDT

The greatest gymnast of all time Simone Biles started practicing when she was a little girl. Growing up, she became more dedicated to her sports and did legendary work. From time to time, Biles astonished the whole world by giving them goosebumps with her extraordinary skills.

However, doing these things requires hours of practice in the gym while she was young. In light of this, in 2014, Simone revealed how she never went to parties and didn’t even know what people do at these parties.

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Simone Biles on parties

In 2014, during an interview with Ozy, Simone spent a whole day sharing little things about herself. For example, she stated, “I’ve never been to a party, like, ever. I don’t even know what they do there.” It’s because of her limitless workout routines and her love for gymnastics.

Meanwhile, one of her best mates, Kyla Ross, who is a gold-medal-winner at the 2012 Olympics, shared another interesting detail. Kyla shared, “For fun, we will braid each other’s hair and have a scary movie night. We don’t have time for boys.”

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Also, in 2014, a typical day for Biles was spending four hours homeschooling. Then, she ends up at the gym with her gymnast sister and her coach’s daughter. Afterward, their stretched schedule was followed by an afternoon of training, adding up to more than 30 hours per week. However, a few years later, as Simone tasted success, her inner party animal came outside.

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Simone’s way of living life

In 2017, as Simone was standing at the peak of success, she started relaxing a bit at a beautiful destination. One such destination was Hawaii, where she spent a few days after preparing for long days. However, a Twitter user stated, “Seems like u have partied non-stop for a year #trash #unfollow #s**kya—role model.” Simone replied to the user, “Talk to me when you train for 14 years and earn 5 Olympic medals. I think kids would say otherwise. My year off is well deserved! Take a couple seats.”

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The user’s comment shows how people can sometimes become ruthless, even for an athlete who devotes his 24 hours to his sport. Even after this, the criticizme for Simone doesn’t stop there. In 2020’s Tokyo Olympics, when Biles again withdrew her name due to her mental health, some people on Twitter began criticizing her. Despite going through all the backlashes and harshness, Biles knew her way out and took her own stand like she always does.

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Ishani Yadav

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Ishani Yadav is a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Delhi. Ishani spent her childhood playing baseball and badminton, which led to her passion for sports.

Edited By: Vibhanshu Kumar

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