Simone Biles is currently killing it on Dancing With The Stars.
The gold medalist athlete is used to giving things her all and nailing everything she does — but dancing is a whole different ballpark than gymnastics is.
“Iām used to being sore, but I am going home from rehearsals with sore muscles that I never knew could get sore! In gymnastics, weāre barefoot the entire day in training,” she says.
“With dancing, my calves and shins are aching at the end of the day because of the heels.”
But her partner, Sasha Farber, makes it all better.
“Sasha has been an amazing teacher. Heās very patient and he knows when and how to push me,” Simone shared. “Iām getting the steps down that heās teaching me, but thereās just so much more to dancing than I ever thought there would be.”
Simone and Sasha are pictured below going to and from practice earlier this week in Los Angeles.
Laurie Hernandez knows what it takes to win Dancing With The Stars and she’s spilling all her tips for her Olympic teammate Simone Biles!
JJJ caught up with the 16-year-old reigning DWTS champ while she was supporting An American Girl Story ā Ivy & Julie 1976: A Happy Balance earlier this week and we’ve got the exclusive scoop!
“My tip for Simone would be to wear socks with her heels so she doesn’t get blisters,” Laurie explained.
And what will it take besides hard work and practice to win?
“Remember to smile!” Laurie told JJJ with her signature grin.
Laurie also let us know that she plans to be attending DWTS tapings all season long and even was in the audience for the show’s premiere!
Make sure to also check out Laurie‘s takeover of our Instagram account, where she taught us some of gymnastics moves!
Simone Biles and Sasha Farber lit the entire dance floor on fire!
The duo — Team Golden Giggles — wowed with their first performance on the season premiere of Dancing with the Stars on Monday (March 20) from Los Angeles.
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Simone and Sasha performed a Tango to āUntouchableā by Tritonal and Cash Cash, earning 32 points from the judges. The top score of the night!
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Simone Biles is opening up about the rigorous training for Dancing With the Stars.
The 20-year-old Olympian is used to hard work, but didn’t expect it to be this difficult.
“I have spent almost my entire life pushing my body to its limits, but all my years of gymnastics training still did not fully prepare me for what itās been like to do Dancing with the Stars,” Simone wrote in her People blog. “Sasha has been an amazing teacher. Heās very patient and he knows when and how to push me. Iām getting the steps down that heās teaching me, but thereās just so much more to dancing than I ever thought there would be.”
Dancing With the Stars premieres TONIGHT, March 20 @ 8PM on ABC.
Guess who just moved next door to Jake Miller? Simone Biles!
The two pals shared a cute pic on Instagram together, mentioning that she’s now his next door neighbor for the upcoming months because of Dancing With The Stars.
We hope he’ll be in the audience!
Jake and Simone met just after she returned from the Rio Summer Olympics, and went on to star in his music video for “Overnight”.
Later that same night, Jake helped Simone out in getting her very first tattoo — the Olympic rings!
“What a champ,” Jake captioned on his Instagram story last night with Simone getting inked. So cool!
Olympian Simone Biles and her Dancing With the Stars partner Sasha Farber thought long and hard, and they finally found the perfect team name.
We’ll give you a hint: It has everything to do with Simone‘s gymnastics career and her adorable personality.
The dynamic duo made the announcement from the World Champions Centre in Spring, Texas, where Simone trained for the Olympics (that’s another hint, btw).
Simone already has an edge in the competition, being best friends and all with reigning Dancing With the Stars champion Laurie Hernandez, who’s been giving her advice!
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Simone Biles and Sasha Farber are just about the cutest team on the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars…and they’re going to be so much fun to watch!
Since Simone is BFFs with the reigning champion Laurie Hernandez, she got some pretty great advice when it comes to what she’s in for.
“[She] said to take care of the blisters and if your feet hurt to tell Sasha, because if you don’t take your shoes off, they will hurt the next day,” Simone shared in a new interview — but she didn’t tell him! Eek!
“I didn’t tell Sasha, and my feet are burning today,” she admitted.
Another piece of advice Laurie gave to Simone was to “have fun with it and to let my personality shine and that she’ll always be a text away.”
Dancing With the Stars premieres on Monday, March 20th on ABC.
Laurie Hernandez didn’t forget about Simone Biles on Good Morning America this morning (March 1).
Back in August, when it was announced Laurie would be joining season 23 of Dancing With The Stars, Simone stopped by with custom glitter high tops for the future winner — and it looks like she continued the tradition!
Simone was surprised by Laurie this morning after the casting announcement, and was gifted with her own glitter high tops. We’re taking this as a good sign!
If you missed it, check out what Simone shared about her DWTS partner, Sasha Farber.
Laurie is also pictured below at the Daytona 500 over the weekend.