Love at first tweet: Zac Efron and Olympic gymnast Simone Biles

Love at first tweet: Zac Efron and Olympic gymnast Simone Biles


Simone Biles has captured America’s hearts on her road to Olympic gold with the U.S. women’s gymnastics team.

One of those hearts just so happens to be Zac Efron’s.

Like many celebs, Zac has been tweeting his support for Team USA in Rio. However, his focus seems to be on one athlete in particular.

“So phenomenal a skill’s named after her. Congrats on sticking the Biles and qualifying for the finals @Simone_Biles!” the hunky 28-year-old actor tweeted after Monday’s qualifying round.

“Thanks Zac! I hope you can watch Team Final tomorrow night,” the 4-foot-9 phenom responded.

So how did the 19-year-old gymnast come to be the object of Zac’s Twitter affection?

A very giggly Simone told Ellen DeGeneres that she had a crush on the Neighbors 2 star.

And leave it to Ellen to help a girl out.

The TV host presented Simone with a leotard adorned with Zac’s face and bod.

Simone Biles and Ellen

“He doesn’t know that you have a crush on him, but I want you to get his attention so I got you something to wear at the Olympics,” she explained.

While the gymnast hasn’t rocked her Zac Efron leotard in Rio just yet, she certainly has caught the attention of her celebrity crush.

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