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05.09.2017

ET BREAKING NEWS | SIMONE BILES ADDRESSES VIRAL ‘GOLD MEDAL’ COMMENT



ET BREAKING NEWS | SIMONE BILES ADDRESSES VIRAL ‘GOLD MEDAL’ COMMENT

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May 9, 2017 (Los Angeles, CA)  Olympian and Dancing With the Stars contestant Simone Biles and her pro partner, Sasha Farber, opened up to ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT's Nischelle Turner about Biles’ viral comment, “smiling doesn’t win you gold medals,” and the judges feedback on their performance last night. 

“I feel like everyone has their own opinion, clearly, and I feel it's just how you take it,” Biles said, adding that, in spite of the judges saying that they can't get a feel for who she really is during her performances, she's doing her best to convey real emotion.  “I feel like I am trying, I am being honest, but if they don't see that, I don't know what more I can do,” Biles explained.

I just know how hard this girl works,” Farber shared. “Each week she comes in and she delivers something different. There's a lot of expectation on her shoulders, and we're just going to go back into the studio and keep digging.”

One thing Biles has struggled with is knowing and understanding what the judges want from her, in terms of her emotions in her performances. While some of the dances call for her to show her sexy side, others require nuanced emotion, and from her point of view, there's never a clear sign as to what will impress them from week to week.  “You don't know which wild card of sexy or of happy they want to bring, and you almost have to read their minds and find it,” she explained to ET.

Biles goes on to admit that she nearly started crying.  “I had tears in my eyes,” she recalled. “I almost ran to the bathroom at one point, but I pulled it together.”

 

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