United States Olympic gymnast Simone Biles took to Instagram on Thursday, August 6, to share a stunning new snapshot of herself. The 23-year-old gold medal winner lounged outside on a patio area and ate watermelon as she posed for the photo.
Biles wore her long, dark hair down in beautiful waves and her skin appeared glowing. The gymnast showed off her incredibly toned physique in a black crop top with spaghetti straps. She paired the top with some high waisted shorts. She accessorized with a delicate silver necklace and sported a bright red manicure and pedicure. A small tattoo on her arm featured the Olympic symbol of five interlaced rings.
Biles rested a plate full of cut watermelon in her lap and licked her spoon. She relaxed in a large, unique chair. The egg-shaped wicker chair is a trendy home decor piece at the moment and many celebrities and influencers have shared photos in which they’re lounging in similar seats. It featured plush, white pillows and appeared extra cozy.
In her caption, Biles referenced Harry Styles’ hit song Watermelon Sugar, clearly referring to the fruit she was snacking on in the photo. The snapshot got a lot of attention, racking up over 142,000 likes in less than an hour after it was posted. She has a large online presence with 3.9 million followers on the platform.
Biles’ many fans took to the comments section to compliment her on her stunning looks and to share how much they look up to her as an athlete. Others expressed their confusion over the fact that the fruit she was munching on appeared to be orange rather than red, as traditional watermelon is usually colored. The fruit actually comes in different varieties, such as tendersweet watermelon that is generally orange in color.
“You are one awesome person. Hope you are doing good and having a great day today,” wrote one fan.
“You look absolutely beautiful. Love that chair. I love you. You inspire me to fight to achieve my goals, no matter how difficult,” gushed another Instagram user.
“Why is your watermelon orange???” inquired one confused fan.
The gymnast has been staying active on social media during the pandemic, sharing plenty of positive and uplifting posts. Earlier this month she shared an Instagram photo of herself cuddling up to her new boyfriend, NFL player Jonathan Owens, who plays for the Houston Texans. The pair engaged in some PDA, appearing very happy and in love, as The Inquisitr previously reported.