Sunisa Lee is joining Dancing With the Stars for season 30, and she already has the support of one of her teammates. During an interview with People, Simone Biles, who previously competed on the show during season 24, shared how excited she was for Lee to join the cast. In fact, Biles thinks Lee has what it takes to win the Mirrorball Trophy. “I think she’ll do really well,” Biles said. “I think America will fall in love with her because she has such an inspiring story.” Though Biles hasn’t had a chance to give Lee any advice, she definitely plans to tune into the show and cheer her on from afar. “I wish her the best, we’re definitely going to be watching her as we tour,” she said, referencing the Gold Over America tour.
Lee joins a long list of gymnasts who have competed on DWTS. In addition to Biles, previous competitors include Aly Raisman, Shawn Johnson East, Mary Lou Retton, Nastia Liukin, and Laurie Hernandez, who took home the Mirrorball Trophy in season 23. Though Biles placed fourth during her DWTS run, she has maintained a close friendship with her partner Sasha Farber. She even enlisted his help for her floor routine choreography. We can’t wait to see who Lee will be paired with when the new season airs on Sept. 20.
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