During season 23, almost everyone was surprised when Simone‘s name wasn’t called and instead, her Rio teammate Laurie Hernandez was.
Laurie went on to win the mirrored ball trophy with Val Chmerkovskiy.
“Yes, I would really love to, but my schedule is very busy. I would love to do the spring season if they would let me,” Simone said back in the fall.
With the cast announcement approaching, JJJ can’t help but wonder if the gymnast will join the show.
Simone is also pictured below, along with swimmer Missy Franklin, at the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards in Monte Carlo. She won the Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year Award.