The 19-year-old from Texas has become the success story of the Rio Olympics, scooping up gold medals in the floor, vault, and all-round competitions. "When I found out Simone and this team were fans, I was like, 'What kind of guy am I if I don't show up?' They have such heart and there was clearly something special".
Zac and Simone have been engaging in a truly heartwarming back and forth via social media this month.
The one-two finish by the two Americans continued the domination in the field by the US women's gymnastic team, which started its run in Rio with a gold medal in the all-around competition. Can't wait to watch tonight.
We're not exactly sure what gymnast Simone Biles does to maintain her magic.
The stunt was planned by NBC host Hoda Kotb after Simone told her that she had a crush on the actor, and when Kotb let the individual all-around victor know that he was coming to meet her and her teammates she said: 'If you bring him out, I think I'm gonna pass out'. The Olympics are about getting kissed by Zac Efron.
The talented teen told her followers to call her "Mrs. Efron" as she cosied up to the former High School Musical star. Even though she knew Biles has a long-standing massive crush on him, Raisman asked Efron out to pizza on Twitter.
As it transpired, the admiration was mutual with Efron sending several messages of support for Biles and the US gymnastics team via Twitter. Her giddy reaction is absolutely adorable and shows that, even though she's the best gymnast in the world, she can still be a regular girl, too. Not to mention, if Aly doesn't attend the Tokyo Olympics, her own teammate, Simone could take that coveted title. He continued to tell Efron to leave his girl as he wrote in Portuguese, "Get out of here, Zac Efron!". In one of the photos, Mariano referred to Biles as his "Olympic date".
Simone, you leave us with hope.