Olympic gold medalist and Dancing With the Stars alumnus Simone Biles joined what she called a “very unique club” in 2022.
The athlete is now officially a Wheaties Champion.
“I’m honored to announce that I’m joining a very unique club by landing my first Wheaties box,” she said in the Instagram announcement video, holding up the box with her face on it. “And I’m particularly excited that my Wheaties box is part of the Century Collection line.”
According to Biles, the series includes Muhammed Ali and Michael Jordan.
“I’m thrilled to be on the third and final box of this series,” said Biles. “I proudly represent today’s athletes and what it means to be a Wheaties Champion.”
In the announcement video, Biles said Wheaties featured athletes representing generations, including those who have done it all.
“Growing up, I looked up to Dominique Dawes and Serena Williams,” she said. “It’s always important to see someone who looks like you succeed and to share the title of Wheaties Champion with them means the world to me.”
She encouraged everyone to “be the best version of themselves” and follow their dreams.
Fans and friends took to the Instagram comments section to congratulate Biles.
“JASSSS!” Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin wrote. “WELCOME TO THE CLUB”
Another wrote: “So excited for you and I love your shirt.”
Biles is engaged to NFL player Jonathan Owens. The couple got engaged in 2021 and have been open about their wedding planning process
They are also working on having a house built at the same time.
On May 29, 2022, Biles announced on her Instagram stories and on her Instagram feed that they had officially set a date and picked a venue, though she didn’t say when or where they would be tying the knot.
“One step closer to being Mrs. Owens,” she wrote in the Post.
In April 2022, Biles shared with People that she couldn’t wait to bring her wedding vision to life.
“Wedding planning is going well at the moment,” she said at the time. “I feel like I’ve just been stressed out for the past week trying to choose a place and stuff like that because there are so many great places to get married and I think this is a really big one Decision.”
She said she plans to “bring her vision to life” and that her wedding would be “next year,” which is 2023.
She also has several daytime dresses.
Biles was a contestant on the 24th season of “Dancing With the Stars,” which aired in 2017. She was partnered with professional dancer Sasha Farber, and the pair made it to the finals before finishing 4th overall in the season. She became the fifth Olympic gymnast to compete on the show, after Nastia Liukin, Laurie Hernandez, Alexandra Raisman and Shawn Johnson.
Olympic gymnast Sunisa Lee competed in the 30th season of the ballroom dancing competition, also alongside Sasha Farber.
Dancing With the Stars returns to a new home in Fall 2022. The show will now air live exclusively on Disney+ instead of ABC.
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