Simone Biles was the official flag bearer for the United States delegation during Sunday night’s Closing Ceremony in Rio. Her unofficial title at the proceedings? Guest in every single selfie taken at Maracana Stadium as the Olympics came to an end.
NBC put together a pretty fun segment during its broadcast that showed just how many athletes were approaching the gold-medal gymnast for a picture. It really did seem like everyone was lined up to stick their head in the same frame as Biles. Mickey and Minnie Mouse probably don’t get stopped for as many photos at Disneyland as Biles did while she was trying to carry the flag.
The best part: It looked like America’s new golden girl wore a big smile for every single picture she took, even though it must have been tiring and it was pouring rain. No wonder so many people wanted a second to share in Biles’ golden glow before undoubtedly sharing them to the social media network of their choice.
Here’s a few of the photos:
— NBC Olympics (@NBCOlympics) August 22, 2016
— Debbie Ferguson (@fastfergie16) August 22, 2016
— Jared Ward (@jwardy21) August 22, 2016
Monumental moment for us. pic.twitter.com/wkl23Joq3w
— Aimee B (@Salto_Coach) August 22, 2016
— Good Morning America (@GMA) August 22, 2016
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) August 22, 2016
— Allyson Felix (@allysonfelix) August 21, 2016
Look who I came across at closing ceremony; cool chica & USA flag bearer pic.twitter.com/wbpbFEA5sy
— Brinn Bevan (@brinnbevan) August 22, 2016
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