Simone Biles Is The GOAT, And Her Explanation For Wearing Bedazzled Leotards With The Icon Is Just As Legendary!

Times Simone Biles Rocked A GOAT Icon On Her Leotard!

Simone Biles Is The GOAT, And Her Explanation For Wearing Bedazzled Leotards With The Icon Is Just As Legendary!

Plus, see all our favorite snapshots showing "Goldie" up-close.

UPDATED ON : JUNE 16, 2021 / 01:34 PM

Written by Tweety Elitou

Simone Biles is the GOAT, and that’s not up for debate! Living in her truth, the Olympic gymnastics champion has found a subtle—yet powerful way—to put the “haters” in their place, and uplift those who want to follow in her footsteps: rhinestones! 

If you closely follow the five-time Olympic medalist’s career, you may notice that the bedazzled image of a goat has become a mainstay on her competition leotards. While chatting with Marie Claire, she revealed the detailed meaning behind the icon, named “Goldie”.

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“The idea was to hit back at the haters,” she explained to the publication earlier this week. “I didn’t feel like it was necessarily fair how they could keep saying whatever they wanted, but then if I said something, it wasn’t fair.”

She continued, “[The haters] were joking like, ‘I swear, if she put a goat on her leo, blah, blah, blah.’ That would make them so angry. And then I was like, ‘Oh, that’s actually a good idea. Let’s make the haters hate it, and the fans love it.’”

13 October 2019, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Stuttgart: Gymnastics: World Championships, apparatus finals, women: Simone Biles from the USA reacts after her exercise on the ground. Photo: Tom Weller/dpa (Photo by Tom Weller/picture alliance via Getty Images)
(Photo by Tom Weller/picture alliance via Getty Images)

The rest is her-story! Since then, fans have dedicated themselves to pointing out the sparkly icon that symbolizes her status as the “Greatest Of All Time.”

“I just hope that kids growing up watching this don’t or aren’t ashamed of being good at whatever they do,” she revealed. “And that’s my problem: When people kind of harp on other people that are good at something. And it’s like, everybody can say you’re good, but once you acknowledge it, it’s not cool anymore.”

The most decorated U.S. women's gymnast in history added, “And I want kids to learn that, yes, it’s okay to acknowledge that you’re good or even great at something.” 

Below, see some of our favorite moments Simone rocked “Goldie” on her gymnast attire: 

  1. 2021 U.S. Gymnastics Championships - Day 2
    FORT WORTH, TEXAS - JUNE 04:  Simone Biles prepares to compete on the beam prior to the Senior Women's competition of the 2021 U.S. Gymnastics Championships at Dickies Arena on June 04, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
    FORT WORTH, TEXAS - JUNE 04:  A goat is pictured on the shoulder of Simone Biles' leotard prior to competing in the floor exercise during the Senior Women's competition of the 2021 U.S. Gymnastics Championships at Dickies Arena on June 04, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
  2. 2021 U.S. Gymnastics Championships- Day 4
    FORT WORTH, TEXAS - JUNE 06:  Simone Biles waves after winning the all-around gold medal in the Senior Women's competition of the U.S. Gymnastics Championships at Dickies Arena on June 06, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
    FORT WORTH, TEXAS - JUNE 06:  A detail of a goat on Simone Biles' leotard during the Senior Women's competition of the U.S. Gymnastics Championships at Dickies Arena on June 06, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
  3. 2021 GK U.S. Classic
    INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - MAY 22: Simone Biles wears a rhinestone goat on her leotard during the 2021 GK U.S. Classic gymnastics competition at the Indiana Convention Center on May 22, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)
    (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

    Be sure to check out Simone’s new Facebook Watch docuseries, Simone vs Herself, which documents her journey towards the Tokyo Olympics.

(Photos: Jamie Squire/Getty Images, Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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