Legendary gymnast Simone Biles is one of the top athletes in the United States. So far in her career, Biles has won seven Olympic medals, of which four are gold. She is also nicknamed the “GOAT” for her brilliant success in gymnastics.
Since a very young age, Biles had dreamed of becoming a world-class gymnast, and her parents always supported her. However, off the mat, when Biles decided to make this choice, her father was shocked.
Simone Biles and her belly-piercing story
Besides gymnastics, Biles is also known for her incredible fashion sense. In her book Courage to Soar, Biles revealed that she had always been a fashion person since childhood.
When an 8-year-old Biles and her sister received toy makeup sets from their mother, they used to stick the “bindis” [small round stickers] on their belly buttons instead of foreheads. This is how the idea of belly-piercing came to Biles’ mind. “I imagined myself in crop tops around town, or in a bikini by the pool, my belly ring catching the sunlight,” Biles wrote in her book.
One day when Biles expressed her wish to get a belly ring to her parents, her dad was stunned. He never knew such type of fashion trend existed. “No surprise, my dad thought this was an outrageous fashion choice. ‘Why would anyone want a belly piercing?’” recalled Biles.
However, her mother agreed to let Biles get a belly ring only if she won the 2013 Gymnastics World Championship. Later that year, Biles won her first World Championship gold medal as a senior competitor. The legend confessed that after winning the championship, she only thought about getting the belly ring piercing.
Like her gymnastics achievements, Biles is also famous for her fashion trends. Even on the mat, Biles has always served her fans and viewers with some unique and pretty leotards.
Outside the gymnastics world, Biles’ 2021 MET Gala dress was a huge hit among the people. The world champion walked down the red carpet in an 88-pound heavy gown designed by Fogg and Piotrek Panszczyk.
Earlier this year, Biles had also shown off her delicate sternum piercing on her Instagram. And of course, how can we forget about her lovely belly piercing?