Simone Biles Was Asked To Smile. Her Response To That Question Is Gold.


This is what you call sticking a landing.

Simone Biles was not happy with the judgesโ€™ feedback on Monday nightโ€™s โ€œDancing with the Stars,โ€ and her face couldnโ€™t hide her frustration.

Following her Paso Doble performance, judge Carrie Ann Inaba said she saw improvement, but added that the Olympic gold medalist should be careful not to dance โ€œlike a metronome.โ€ Host Tom Bergeron jumped in, asking, โ€œI was waiting for you to smile at some of the compliments, you didnโ€™t.โ€

(Oh, dude. No.)

Bilesโ€™ response: โ€œSmiling doesnโ€™t win you gold medals.โ€

[Insert Fire Emoji]

The comment shut down the host, earning โ€œoohsโ€ from the audience and a ton of support online.

Bergeron knew he made a mistake, later calling his question โ€œclumsyโ€ and tweeting that he โ€œunwittingly added to the smile pile.โ€

Biles opened up about her feelings on the judgesโ€™ feedback and Bergeronโ€™s smile comment backstage to Entertainment Tonight.

The Olympian said she had tears in her eyes but pulled it together, adding, โ€œI am trying and I am being honest. But if they donโ€™t see that, I donโ€™t know what else more I can do.โ€

After making it through the week, Biles will be back for the โ€œDWTSโ€ semifinals. Weโ€™re guessing Bergeronโ€™s โ€œclumsyโ€ questions will not.

โ€Dancing with the Starsโ€ airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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