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Simone Biles flaunts toned figure in green dress at InStyle Awards


Olympic gymnast Simone Biles swapped the gym for the bright lights of Hollywood on Monday night, when she put her most stylish foot forward at the 2021 InStyle Awards. 

The 24-year-old sports star showed off the fruits of her strict training regimen in a stunning dark green gown, which featured a plunging neckline and cutouts at the waist that revealed a peek at Simone’s ripped abs. 

Simone posed up a storm on the carpet at the star-studded event, turning this way and that in front of the cameras to show off her revealing dress from every angle. 

As well as appearing on the red carpet, Simone – who has just wrapped up a lucrative national gymnastics tour – had her moment in the spotlight on-stage during the ceremony, where she accepted ‘The Original’ award from inaugural poet Amanda Gorman, who penned a poem in honor of the Olympic gold medalist.  

Going for glam! Olympic gymnast Simone Biles showed off her incredibly toned figure in a revealing green dress at the InStyle Awards on Monday night 

Beaming: The 24-year-old's gown featured a thigh-high slit, plunging neckline, and cutouts at the waist, which revealed her ripped abs

Beaming: The 24-year-old's gown featured a thigh-high slit, plunging neckline, and cutouts at the waist, which revealed her ripped abs

Beaming: The 24-year-old’s gown featured a thigh-high slit, plunging neckline, and cutouts at the waist, which revealed her ripped abs 

Strike a pose: She accessorized her gown with pastel green heels and a black clutch bag, which she carried in one hand as she turned this way and that for the cameras

Strike a pose: She accessorized her gown with pastel green heels and a black clutch bag, which she carried in one hand as she turned this way and that for the cameras 

Gal pals: During the ceremony, Simone was presented with 'The Original' award by inaugural poet Amanda Gorman, who penned a poem in honor of the gymnast

Gal pals: During the ceremony, Simone was presented with 'The Original' award by inaugural poet Amanda Gorman, who penned a poem in honor of the gymnast

Gal pals: During the ceremony, Simone was presented with ‘The Original’ award by inaugural poet Amanda Gorman, who penned a poem in honor of the gymnast  

Simone and Amanda, 23, put on a very cozy display backstage after leaving the stage, with the gymnast proudly flashing her award while posing for pictures with the talented poet. 

The two-time Olympian was also seen spending time with her parents, Ron and Nellie Biles, backstage at the event in Los Angeles. The couple are actually Simone’s biological grandparents, however they adopted Simone and her sister Adria when the gymnast was six years old. 

Simone spent three years in foster care after being taken away from her birth mother, Shanon, when she was just three years old. Her mom struggled with drug and alcohol addictions, and spent time in jail – which led to Simone and her siblings being removed from her care. 

The gymnast and her sister were formally adopted by Nellie, 68, and Ron, 72, when Simone was six, and she has lived with them ever since – relocating from Columbus, Ohio, to Texas, where the couple had moved. 

She now refers to the couple as ‘mom’ and ‘dad’ and the couple own and run the gym where Simone trains in Spring, Texas.  

Twist and turn: The sporting star has just wrapped up a lucrative national gymnastics tour, which she headlined, and which saw her traveling to 35 cities across the US

Twist and turn: The sporting star has just wrapped up a lucrative national gymnastics tour, which she headlined, and which saw her traveling to 35 cities across the US

Twist and turn: The sporting star has just wrapped up a lucrative national gymnastics tour, which she headlined, and which saw her traveling to 35 cities across the US 

Pearly whites: Simone had a wide smile on her face as she stepped in front of the cameras, looking every inch the Hollywood heavyweight

Pearly whites: Simone had a wide smile on her face as she stepped in front of the cameras, looking every inch the Hollywood heavyweight 

Family time: The gymnast brought her parents, Ron and Nellie, to the awards ceremony with her. The couple are actually her biological grandparents but adopted Simone at age six

Family time: The gymnast brought her parents, Ron and Nellie, to the awards ceremony with her. The couple are actually her biological grandparents but adopted Simone at age six 

However it is unclear whether the athlete has plans to return to training anytime soon after she revealed that she is getting ready to ‘step away’ from gymnastics once and for all. 

Speaking to US Weekly in a recent interview, Simone opened up about the lasting trauma from the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of pedophile doctor Larry Nassar – while hitting out at USA Gymnastics’ ‘dumpster fire’ handling of the assault scandal.   

‘Everything that I’ve been through with the organization of USAG just makes for a sticky situation,’ she told the outlet of her complicated relationship with gymnastics.

‘It just sucks. And it’s, like, I love the sport so much, but I feel like it’s just a hit to the gut every time something comes out or new information has been revealed.

‘We suffered and continue to suffer, because no one at FBI, USAG, or the USOPC did what was necessary to protect us.’

She continued: ‘I love the sport. I love the people that I work with. I love the girls that I trained with, but those organizations, it’s just like – ugh.  

Honor: During the ceremony, Simone addressed her fellow guests after accepting 'The Original' award

Honor: During the ceremony, Simone addressed her fellow guests after accepting 'The Original' award

Honor: During the ceremony, Simone addressed her fellow guests after accepting ‘The Original’ award 

Handover: She was presented with the award by Amanda, 23, who penned an original poem in Simone's honor

Handover: She was presented with the award by Amanda, 23, who penned an original poem in Simone’s honor 

Speaking out: Simone's appearance at the award ceremony comes just days after she revealed that she is ready to quit gymnastics once and for all

Speaking out: Simone’s appearance at the award ceremony comes just days after she revealed that she is ready to quit gymnastics once and for all  

‘It’s just like a huge dumpster fire that we’re trying to get rid of and that I’m trying to stay as far away from so that my mental health can be intact and if I do decide to train again that I have a clean slate.’

Back in 2015, it was revealed that Larry, who had worked as the USAG doctor for 18 years, had sexually assaulted at least 150 women, including Simone, and fellow Team USA Olympians Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney, and Jordyn Wieber.  

He was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison in 2018.  

However the scandal surrounding the abuse case – and its handling by USAG and the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee – has continued to spark controversy and outrage, with dozens of gymnasts blasting the organizations over the Nassar case. 

In September of this year, Simone spoke out against USAG and the FBI for failing to promptly investigate allegations against Nassar during a powerful speech to the Senate, in which she opened up about the lasting trauma she has suffered as a result of the abuse she endured.   

Her emotional testimony came weeks after Simone returned from the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, where she faced bitter disappointment, having traveled to Japan as the favorite to win almost every event, only to stun the world by dropping out of five finals amid struggles with her mental health. 

At the time, she said she was suffering from something called ‘the twisties’ – a mental block that causes gymnasts to feel like they are ‘lost in the air.’ 

The two-time Olympian had a disappointing run in Tokyo, where she dropped out of five event finals amid struggles with her mental health

The two-time Olympian had a disappointing run in Tokyo, where she dropped out of five event finals amid struggles with her mental health  

Back in action: She returned to competition for the balance beam final, where she won a bronze medal, however she has now hinted that she may not compete at Paris 2024

Back in action: She returned to competition for the balance beam final, where she won a bronze medal, however she has now hinted that she may not compete at Paris 2024 

Simone blamed her decision on the ongoing trauma from the abuse she endured at the hands of Larry Nassar -  and her 'continued suffering' as a result of USAG's handling of the scandal

Simone blamed her decision on the ongoing trauma from the abuse she endured at the hands of Larry Nassar –  and her ‘continued suffering’ as a result of USAG’s handling of the scandal

Simone previously slammed USA Gymnastics and the FBI for not promptly investigating allegations against Larry during a powerful speech to the Senate

Simone previously slammed USA Gymnastics and the FBI for not promptly investigating allegations against Larry during a powerful speech to the Senate

Simone later admitted that the Nassar abuse and resulting scandal were at least in part to blame for her struggles in Tokyo – telling New York Magazine in September that she believes she ‘should have quit’ gymnastics long before the 2020 Olympics. 

‘If you looked at everything I’ve gone through for the past seven years, I should have never made another Olympic team,’ she said. 

‘I should have quit way before Tokyo, when Larry Nassar was in the media for two years. It was too much.’ 

In her interview with US Weekly, Simone explained that – while she is still physically able to compete and beat the best gymnasts in the world, the ‘mental aspect’ of training will ultimately be what makes her decided whether or not to ‘step away’ from the sport. 

‘The mental aspect obviously got me during Tokyo and it’s, like, some of those things you can’t ignore and my body didn’t ignore. If we can keep that under control, I would love to train again,’ she added.

‘But then, at the end of the day, if it costs me my peace, I’m going to step away. And I’m completely fine with stepping away because I’ve been through so much. I’ve accomplished so much.’     



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