Pret-a-Reporter

Everything We Know About Simone Biles' "Brazilian Boyfriend"

Alex Livesey/Getty Images
Arthur Mariano

For starters, he's got rock-hard abs for days.

Zac Efron isn't the only one who likes to give Simone Biles kisses — Brazilian gymnast Arthur Nory Oyakawa Mariano is all for giving her smooches too.

Shortly after the Neighbors 2 actor made his move on Biles, Mariano teased on Instagram: "Hey @zacefron I saw her first... She is my girl." Despite a previous post in which Biles called him her "brazilian boyfriend," the U.S. gold medalist told Us Weekly that they're just friends.

"We joke that we're like international boyfriend and girlfriend because we see each other at these international meets," said the Rio Olympic champion. Though Mariano caught some flack last year for making racist remarks to fellow gymnast Angelo Assumpcao, he's since been forgiven and adored by those at this year's summer games.

Aside from being a Brazilian booty call, so to speak, here's what you need to know about the Brazilian-Portuguese-Japanese athlete.

1. He's an Olympic bronze medalist.

Mariano cried tears of joy after it was confirmed that he had placed third in the men's floor-exercise final, earning him the bronze medal. His fellow teammate, Diego Hypolito, came in second.

 

A photo posted by Arthur Nory (@arthurnory) on

2. He's got a 6-pack (or maybe a 12-pack) you can't ignore.

Mariano's Instagram account is filled with photos of his abs of steel and muscular arms. (Not that we mind.) As he's captioned before, "No pain, No gain!"

 

A photo posted by Arthur Nory (@arthurnory) on

3. He has a little sister.

Her name is Rebeca Yori Karabourniotis, and from what we can tell, they have a strong sibling bond and mutual admiration for each other.

 

A photo posted by Arthur Nory (@arthurnory) on

4. You can find him on Snapchat.

Should you want to see what the Brazilian hunk is up to behind the scenes, his Snapchat account is @arthurnory.

 

A photo posted by Arthur Nory (@arthurnory) on

5. Like Michael Phelps, he's into cupping.

Whatever will help him get back on the floor, right?

 

A photo posted by Arthur Nory (@arthurnory) on

comments powered by Disqus