Simone Biles' "Brazilian Boyfriend" Has a Message for Zac Efron

Simone Biles and Arthur Mariano

The boys can't get enough of Miss Biles.

In case you haven't heard, it's been a big week for Simone Biles. 

The record-breaking gymnast not only racked up five medals at the Rio Olympics — including the gold in the women's All-Around — but she gained a couple of high-profile admirers, too. 

After showing off her life-size cutout of Zac Efron to all of America, the Neighbors 2 actor went out of his way to share his admiration for the 19-year-old — by traveling to a separate hemisphere to surprise the gymnast in person. Their meeting culminated with a peck on the cheek, prompting Biles to tweet, "just call me mrs. efron already." 

While the rest of the world was "awww-ing," there was one bystander who was offended by Efron's smooth moves: Brazilian gymnast Arthur Mariano. The 22-year-old, who took home the bronze medal in the floor exercise at the Games, posted a photo of himself with Biles with the caption, "Hey @zacefron I saw her first... She is my girl."


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The post appears to be a lighthearted jab, however. Despite Biles' reference to Mariano as her "Brazilian boyfriend" in a previous Instagram post, the two confirmed that they are simply good friends who met prior to the meet. 

On her own account, Biles shared a photo of the pair brandishing their Rio medals. "Congrats, so proud of you," she wrote, adding the Brazilian flag emoji for good measure. 


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Sure, Biles may not be romantically involved with either Efron or Mariano, but there are worse things than having two cute boys internet-fight over you while you polish your five Olympic medals.