Simone Biles Could Win 'Dancing With The Stars' Now That She Has Laurie Hernandez's Lucky Charm — PHOTO
If you miss the Final Five, the U.S. women's gymnastics team that swept the 2016 Rio Olympics, here's something for you: Laurie Hernandez, who won Dancing With The Stars Season 23 to no one's surprise, is passing on some luck to one of next season's contestants. Hernandez gave her good luck charm from DWTS to Simone Biles, the incredible gymnast who made history, won five gold medals, and took tons of adorable selfies with her celebrity crush Zac Efron last summer, and who will now be a DWTS contestant herself.
Hernandez gave her good friend and teammate Biles her sneakers, and the gymnast could win DWTS Season 24 with the help of these lucky sequined shoes. On Thursday, Biles posted a photo on her Instagram of herself and Hernandez hugging with the shoes — a pair of bedazzled silver sneakers. She wrote in the caption, "love this girl to death. thanks for passing your lucky shoes onto me for this season of DWTS."
Biles, 19, will be the third of the Final Five to tango, waltz, and foxtrot in an attempt to win the mirrorball trophy. In addition to Hernandez, Aly Raisman competed in 2013 and came in fourth place on Season 16.
Biles will join some unexpected cast members for Season 24 of DWTS, including Mr. T (yep), fellow Olympian and ice skater Nancy Kerrigan, and Nick Viall from The Bachelor (reality TV fans can't get away from that guy).
With Biles' ability to destroy a floor routine with a smile, her athletic prowess, and now these lucky shoes, she's coming out of the gate with more than a fighting chance to win. Go Simone!