Zac Efron pays Rio’s star gymnast Simone Biles a surprise visit
Efron spent all week tweeting admiration for the US gymnastics team and sending along congratulations when Biles and the “Final Five” took home the team gold.olympics 2016 Updated: Aug 17, 2016 16:48 IST
Simone Biles, the biggest breakout star of the Rio Olympics, was starstruck. Understandable — despite four gold medals the gymnast is still a 19-year-old meeting movie star Zac Efron.
But Efron might be an even bigger fan of Biles. He spent all week tweeting admiration for the US gymnastics team and sending along congratulations when Biles and the “Final Five” took home the team gold.
They finally came face to face in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday and Efron said his “Olympic dream came true.”
Both Efron and Biles shared pictures of the encounter on Twitter, and Efron said he was rooting on the Americans during the floor exercise final. Biles won the event to complete a historic run in Rio where she won five medals in eight days.
Biles, who was a tween when Efron rose to stardom on “High School Musical,” said on Twitter : “Just call me Mrs. Efron already.”
proof : had to do a retake bc I thought we were taking a picture then he kissed me instead ❤️ pic.twitter.com/rld33V14qe— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) August 16, 2016
First Published: Aug 17, 2016 16:48 IST