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Simone Biles' "Brazilian Boyfriend" Has a Message for Zac Efron

In case you haven’t heard, it’s been a big week for Simone Biles. The record-breaking gymnast not only racked up five medals at the Rio Ol...

In case you haven’t heard, it’s been a big week for Simone Biles. The record-breaking gymnast not only racked up five medals at the Rio Olympics — including the gold in the women’s All-Around — but she gained a couple of high-profile admirers, too.


After showing off her life-size cutout of Zac Efron to all of America, the Neighbors 2 actor went out of his way to share his admiration for the 19-year-old — by traveling to a separate hemisphere to surprise the gymnast in person. Their meeting culminated with a peck on the cheek, prompting Biles to tweet, “just call me mrs. efron already.”

While the rest of the world was “awww-ing,” there was one bystander who was offended by Efron’s smooth moves: Brazilian gymnast Arthur Mariano. The 22-year-old, who took home the bronze medal in the floor exercise at the Games, posted a photo of himself with Biles with the caption, “Hey @zacefron I saw her first… She is my girl.”
Simone Biles' "Brazilian Boyfriend" Has a Message for Zac Efron
The post appears to be a lighthearted jab, however. Despite Biles’ reference to Mariano as her “Brazilian boyfriend” in a previous Instagram post, the two confirmed that they are simply good friends who met prior to the meet.

On her own account, Biles shared a photo of the pair brandishing their Rio medals. “Congrats, so proud of you,” she wrote, adding the Brazilian flag emoji for good measure.

Sure, Biles may not be romantically involved with either Efron or Mariano, but there are worse things than having two cute boys internet-fight over you while you polish your five Olympic medals.