Olympic gold-medallist Simone Biles stunned the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards with her one-strap pink gown with a high leg slit. As she stopped by the Barclays Center for the award show, she posed for photographs on the red carpet. At the red carpet event, she said: "I’m more nervous than when I’m competing. I’m out of my element.”
This is the second time the 24-year-old gymnast attended the Video Music Awards. The last time she made an appearance was at the 2016 edition alongside fellow gymnasts Aly Raisman, Madison Kocian and Laurie Hernandez.
Even though she looked gorgeous, the gymnast previously had said that she is committed to breaking down beauty standards.
"I’m tired of everything in life being turned into a competition, so I’m standing up for myself and for everyone else that has gone through the same. Today, I say I am done competing versus beauty standards and the toxic culture of trolling when others feel as though their expectations are not met because nobody should tell you or I what beauty should or should not look like," Simone had said in February 2020.
The 2021 MTV Video Music Awards was the first major event that Simone appeared at after withdrawing from a couple of gymnastics finals at the recently-concluded Tokyo Olympics as she suffered from 'twisties'.
The four-time Olympic champion said that they wanted to focus on her mental health and had spoken about her experience in an Instagram post.
"For anyone saying I quit. I didn't quit. My mind and body are simply not in sync. I don't think you realise how dangerous this is on a hard/competitive surface. Nor do I have to explain why I put my health first. Physical health is mental health."
Simone said that she can't say how long will the twisties affect her.
"Honestly, no telling. Time frame [is] something you have to take literally day-by-day, turn-by-turn."
Simone dubbed the phenomenon the "strangest and weirdest thing, as well as feeling."
"I have experienced them before. They're not fun to deal with," she said of the 'twisties', which affected her.