After dominating the Olympics, Simone Biles may take on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Source: AP
Source: AP

This week, Simone Biles will leave the 2016 Rio Olympics with five medals around her neck. But after tumbling past the world's best gymnasts to four first-place wins, the 19-year-old may have a new challenge on the horizon.

According to E! News, Biles is "poised" to sign onto season 23 of Dancing with the Stars, which will premiere this fall. 

In an interview with Yahoo on Sunday, Biles said she'd like to join the cast of the competition show, but there's one tiny detail left to consider: "I can't dance," she said.

Simone Biles at the Rio Olympics
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Dmitri Lovetsky/AP

Biles would join a legacy of Olympic gymnasts who've gone on to compete on the show, including Nastia Liukin, Shawn Johnson and this year's all-around silver medalist Aly Raisman.

But if Biles accepts the Dancing with the Stars offer, she'll have to give up her love of wearable trophies, and set her sights on the show's mirror ball instead.

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Marie Solis

Marie is a Slay staff writer with focuses in culture and class. Her writing has appeared in Gothamist and the Awl. You can reach her at marie@mic.com.

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