Zac Efron is so last week. Team USA gymnast Laurie Hernandez went on Olympic Late Night with Ryan Seacrest on Saturday, August 20, to dish on her 2016 Summer Games performance, life after Rio and her go-to show, The Voice. Little did she know that she had a surprise message from her favorite coach, Adam Levine, waiting for her!
Hernandez, who won an individual silver medal for her beam performance and helped her team take gold in the all-around competition, talked to Seacrest about her family, her love of doing chores at home and how many new followers she has gotten on Instagram (hint: a lot). But near the end of her interview, the former American Idol host asked her which Voice coach is her favorite. “Adam keeps winning so I like Adam because of that,” the 16-year-old responded. “But Christina [Aguilera] is awesome [too]. Even when I was younger, just in the gym, my coach would put on a Christina CD and we would listen to her the whole time.”
Seacrest continued, “A lot has been made of your fanship and the team’s fanship of Zac Efron. He has had his moment,” before showing Hernandez a filmed video message from Levine.
“What’s up, Laurie?” the Maroon 5 frontman asked, as Hernandez looked on, speechless. “This is Adam Levine. Just wanted to say hello. Congratulations, you’re kicking butt out there and we’ve been watching you from the States. Excellent work.”
Hernandez sent the “Sugar” singer a message of her own in response: “Hi Adam! Thank you so much for the video — that is so cool — and I love watching you on The Voice!”
As Us Weekly previously reported, this isn’t the women’s gymnastics team’s first run-in with celebrities. Simone Biles (and the rest of the Final Five) got to meet Efron on Tuesday, August 16. “On cloud 9 💙☁️ @zacefron,” Biles captioned an adorable GIF of her and her celeb crush, the High School Musical alum, via Instagram. She followed up on Twitter with, “He kissed me on the cheek just letting y’all know @ZacEfron 💋❤️.”
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