The world's greatest gymnast grew up right here in Spring—this we know. Simone Biles, the four-time gold medalist, is the most decorated gymnast in America—we know this, too. And now, we also know that she loves lashes, winged eyeliner, and a good face mask.
The clear aligner (read: invisible braces) purveyor Candid named Biles its first-ever brand ambassador, recently announcing it was "teaming up with Simone to champion accessible oral healthcare for all" with a multi-year contract born out of a shared support for Smile Train, the non-profit that provides corrective surgery for children with cleft palates.
In a promotional sit-down, the brand asked Biles to get candid (get it?) about her beauty routine, performance rituals, and how she practices self-care.
On her performance beauty routine:
"I listen to music, put on makeup, do my hair, and brush my teeth. It's nothing crazy; it's pretty simple, and I'm not superstitious."
On her at-home beauty routine:
"Every once in a while I'll do a face mask or lip mask, and I love to take baths."
On her favorite makeup products:
"Right now I'm really into lashes, and I love a good eyeliner wing."
On taking care of herself mentally:
"I go to therapy and I surround myself with people who I love that give me good, positive vibes."
On her triple double:
"It hasn't been named 'the Biles' yet, but hopefully in October I'll have it named after me! I don't really focus on creating new skills—it sort of just happens—but if I get a third one named after me, that would be pretty cool."
On the perception of women's sports:
"I feel like women's sports dominate more than men's, and we don't always get the credit. But it's coming."
Advice for the young girls who look up to her:
"Be yourself, don't let anyone try to conform you to today's views, and have fun."