Simon Biles is undoubtedly the Greatest of all time in her field of Gymnastics. She won her seventh national women’s-all around title at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships earlier this month.
So she recently adorned her leotards with a little bedazzled goat, which she has nicknamed Goldie.
But speaking to Marie Claire this week, Biles explained that Goldie the Goat was less a boast and more a way to troll her ‘haters,’ whom she knew would get riled up when they saw it.
“The idea was to hit back at the haters,” Biles explained.
“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. [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.” And so that’s exactly what we did and why we did it,’ she said.
Biles debuted her bedazzled goat at the the 2021 GK U.S. Classic gymnastics competition at the Indiana Convention Center on May 22, flaunting the blinged-out animal on the back of her leotard.