Simone Biles & Gabby Douglas Cover 'Teen Vogue' Body Beautiful Issue

Simone Biles & Gabby Douglas Cover 'Teen Vogue' Body Beautiful Issue

Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas get ready to make their mark at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics as the cover stars of Teen Vogue‘s Body Beautiful issue.

The 19 and 20-year-old gymnasts opened up about body image, fame and realizing their full potential. Check it:

Gabby, on being surprised by her fame: “I literally never thought I would ever have so many people behind me. It’s so special. I feel like I’m one of theirs, you know? Sometimes I’m like, why are all those people taking pictures of that wall? And then I realize I am standing in front of it.”

Simone, on being built differently than other gymnasts: “I was built this way for a reason, so I’m going to use it…To go out there and prove what I can do has taught me a lot about who I am. We can push ourselves further. We always have more to give.

Gabby, on dealing with haters: “It was very tough. Sometimes I would be in the bathroom, bawling my eyes out, wanting to quit. I felt like I was all alone. But when I came through it, I felt as if I could overcome anything.”

Simone, on her teammates: “I look up to them. If I see Aly [Raisman] or Gabby doing something, I’m like, whoa. They always motivate me.”

Gabby, on reclaiming the Olympic podium’s top spot: “I guess when you’ve been there, you’re like, ‘Yeah, but can you do it again?’ I love the challenge. I love to push limits. I feel like I haven’t reached my full potential yet.”

For more from Simone and Gabby, visit TeenVogue.com.

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