Gymnast Simone Biles has cultivated an A-list crew of celebrity fans since touching down in Rio

By Lindsay Kimble
Updated December 02, 2020 01:58 AM
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As Simone Biles aims to solidify herself as the foremost female gymnast at the 2016 Summer Olympics, the world is watching – including some Hollywood heavyweights.

The stars have come out in support of Biles, who is heading into the Olympic all-around team competition Tuesday afternoon.

Some card-carrying members of the Biles fan club?

Kim Kardashian West, who told the gymnast on social media that daughter North West has been copying her moves.

Zac Efron and pop star Austin Mahone are also issuing their support of Biles, 19, and Team USA’s women’s gymnastics team.

“So phenomenal a skill’s named after her. Congrats on sticking the Biles and qualifying for the finals @Simone_Biles!” Efron tweeted Monday.

Added Mahone: “I see you and the whole squad doing your thing! Making this country proud congrats!!!”

Other stars seemed in awe of Biles’ technique and skills on the beam when the team competed in the qualification round Sunday.

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Before the women’s gymnastics competition even started in Brazil, some of America’s most recognizable names were already backing Biles – like Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

“Three-time world all-around champion @Simone_Biles is set to make history at the Olympics,” the former Secretary of State wrote. “Good luck, Simone!”

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The women’s gymnastics team scored 185.238 in the qualifying round on Sunday – nearly 10 points ahead of second-place China.

Biles was ranked number one in the four all-around qualifying events. Aly Raisman, who came in second, will also compete in the all-around finals for the U.S. on Thursday. The gymnastics team final is at 3 p.m. ET Tuesday.