Say My Name-Simone Biles

2016 MTV Video Music Awards - Arrivals

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 28: Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles attends the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on August 28, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)

Say my name….. “Smiles Don’t Win Gold Medals”.

After finishing her performance on Dancing With the Stars, the gold medalist received a mixture of praise and criticism from the judges. But host Tom Bergeron wanted to know why she didn’t smile at the moments she received compliments, to which Biles gave the perfect response.

Bergeron said to the star, “I was waiting for you to smile at some of the compliments — you didn’t.” Biles confidently responded, “Smiling doesn’t win you gold medals.” Black Twitter treated the response like it were a profound ancient proverb, tweeting things like:

 

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