Time magazine has released their list of The 30 Most Influential Teens of 2016 and both Simone Biles & Laurie Hernandez have made the list.
Individuals are chosen based on their social media influence, their popularity in the news, and their accomplishments across various areas, including their own.
Laurie, nicknamed “The Human Emoji”, was a member of the “Final Five” representing the USA at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. At these Games, she won a Gold in the Team Final and a Silver on the Balance Beam.
As a result of these successes, Laurie has signed numerous endorsement deals including one with Crest.
She is now partnered with Val Chmerkovskiy on the ABC hit show Dancing With The Stars.
Also on this list of impressive teens is Simone Biles.
As the dominant member of the “Final Five”, Simone brought home a Gold medal in the Team Finals, All-Around, Floor, & Vault and a Bronze medal on Balance Beam.
She is also the reigning 3 time All-Around World Champion!
This past September, Simone starred in a music video for Jake Miller’s hit “Overnight“.
Simone is now on tour, along with Laurie, with the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions.
Source: usagym.org, time.com, youtube.com