World Champion Gymnast, Olympic Hopeful Simone Biles: What’s In My Bag?


Simone Biles
Shana Novak


After Simone Biles made history on June 26 with her fourth consecutive national title, more admirers than ever are looking up to the 4-foot-9 Olympic hopeful. “Little girls will give me signs, posters or notes they write me,” the Kellogg’s-sponsored athlete tells Us Weekly. “I like to keep them because they’re cute and fun.”


Before she competes for a Team USA spot at the women’s gymnastics trials (which air on NBC, July 8 at 9 p.m. and July 10 at 8:30 p.m.), Biles, 19, who calls herself “pretty organized,” unpacks the Nike duffel bag she totes to training in Spring, Texas.


Simone Biles
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Road to Rio

“In 2014, one of my teammates got me this little key chain that says Future Olympian. I thought that was cute, so I keep it with me.”

Great Gift

Nastia [Liukin] and her parents gave me [a Louis Vuitton wallet] in appreciation for my support of their event the WOGA Classic. It was unnecessary but very sweet of them. I had a great time helping with the meet and taking some time to meet and sign autographs for the fans.”


Using Her Religion

“My mom, Nellie, got me a rosary at church. I don’t use it to pray before a competition. I’ll just pray normally to myself, but I have it there in case.”

Rhythm and Blues

“I have the basic Apple headphones, but I travel with Beats. I’m into Ariana Grande’s album now, especially ‘Into You.’ I also love G-Eazy and Chris Brown — just depends what kind of mood I’m in.”


Going Under Cover

“The weather is crazy in Houston, so I always have a cheetah-print umbrella, just in case.”

What else is inside Biles’ Nike duffel? An iPhone 6s in a black and gold striped Michael Kors case, a debit card, a United Club card, a Nike Factory Store MVP pass, car keys for her Cadillac CTS 2, an ‘S’ key chain, a black poof key chain, ChapStick, a mini pink hairbrush, a small pink comb, a Special K Red Berries to-go cereal cup, a bottle of SmartWater, a Core Power milkshake, chewing gum, a Nike jacket, hand sanitizer, a mini-sized deodorant and assorted bobby pins and hair ties.

The Rio Olympics begin August 5 and will be streamed live on and on the NBC Sports app. The Rio Paralympics begin September 7 and will be streamed live on


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