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Simone Biles Mistaken For A Child And Offered A Colouring Book By Flight Attendant

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Simone Biles has shared an awkward mishap that occurred on a recent flight, where she was mistaken for a child.

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Now, Simone Biles is one of the most decorated gymnasts in history…

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And Biles has had quite the journey to reach this point in her career.

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At the young age of just 3, Simone was frequently taken into foster care as her biological mother, Shanon, struggled with drugs and alcohol.

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She was later taken in by her grandparents, who helped her pursue her dream of becoming a gymnast.

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As well as this, Biles has also faced extreme trials and tribulations in her sport. One of which is the s*xual abuse she suffered at the hands of Larry Nassar.

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Nassar was arrested in 2016, but it wasn’t until 2018 that Biles went public with her story.

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Although she has been dealt a difficult hand, this hasn’t stopped Biles from achieving great things…

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Over the course of her gymnastics career, she has won a whopping 25 world championship medals and 7 Olympic medals for Team USA.

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It’s this strength of character that elevated Biles to the 2021 TIME list.

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She was also recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on July 7, making her the youngest ever recipient, just to add another incredible feat to her resume.

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However, despite her achievements, people don’t always recognize her when she’s out in public…

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And her small stature can make things a little awkward for the athlete. So much so, that she recently got mistaken for a child on a flight.

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She took to Instagram to share the ordeal, writing: “Not the flight attendant trying to give me a coloring book when I board… I said ‘no I’m good, I’m 25.’”

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Thankfully, a second flight attendant made up for it, Biles added: “The other flight attendant gave me a mimosa so we’re in the clear.”

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It didn’t take long for her post to go viral after YouTuber, Matt Bernstein, tweeted her story: “I’m crying at the thought of a flight attendant giving Simone Biles, the most decorated gymnast in history, a coloring book because she is 4’8,” he wrote.

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His post quickly racked up 160k likes on Twitter, with many taking to the comments section to share their thoughts on the awkward mishap…

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One wrote: “Some flight attendant went to the back and said to a colleague, ‘I’m so embarrassed, I just offered a coloring book to an adult!’ And the colleague went, ‘um, not just *any* adult.’”

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Another said: “Not the coloring book to Presidential Medal of Freedom pipeline,” while a third commented: “I would’ve taken it and then ordered a glass of wine.”

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How embarrassing!

You can see her post here.

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