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 it’s been like to do Dancing with the Stars,” Simone wrote in her People blog. “Sasha has been an amazing teacher. He’s very patient and he knows when and how to push me. I’m getting the steps down that he’s teaching me, but there’s 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!
Click inside to see Simone and Sasha announce their perfect team name and let us know what you think…
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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.
Simone Biles just made a shocking confession — Sasha Farber is the first guy she’s ever danced with!
The Olympic gymnast revealed this little tidbit just after being revealed as one of the new cast members on Dancing With The Stars.
“I think just generally dancing in heels and dancing with a partner because I’ve never experienced that before,’ Simone shared about what she was most nervous about. “[Sasha Farber] is the first guy I’ve danced with.”
But she shouldn’t be worried at all. We mean, he just placed 5th with Terra Jole in season 23.
And, remember how he stepped in for Derek Hough to dance with Nastia Liukin in season 20? He was amazing!
“It’s going good,” she added of their partnership so far. “I think our personalities go well with each other and he’s very patient so I like that.”
Check out more pics of Simone and Sasha on Good Morning America this morning, where reigning champ Laurie Hernandez surprised her!
Normani Kordei is hypnotizing in her official Dancing With The Stars portrait with partner Val Chmerkovskiy for the upcoming season.
The Fifth Harmony singer wrote to her fans about joining the show after the official announcement.
“Thank you all for making this big reveal so special,” Normani tweeted. “It’s always a pleasure coming to visit. I had the best time. LOVE YOU.”
You can see even more pics of the new partnerships below, including Simone Biles and partner Sasha Farber, and bull rider Bonner Bolton and his partner, Sharna Burgess.
Dancing With The Stars is set to premiere on March 20th on ABC.
Okay, do you ever just know two people, like Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello, are meant to be together?
We don’t mean suspect; we mean believe and trust with all of your heart that two people (*cough* Johnny Orlando and Kenzie Ziegler), were they ever to get married, would fall into starry-eyed-questionable-matching-tattoos-buying-smoothies-together-adorable-never-ending bliss?
Yeah, no, us either… *bows head in shame.* Still, we have compiled a list of past and nonexistent couples who should definitely consider maybe getting married, because we have it on our vision boards.
Click inside to see these non-couples who we still totally ship. And yes, one of them is a girl couple: