What does a leader, the greatest athlete of all time, and a decorated gymnast in American history earn? His own cereal box. On Wednesday, Simone Biles announced that her photo would grace the third and final box of Wheaties Century Collection Series. The four-time Olympic gold medalist joins boxing champion Muhammad Ali and NBA legend Michael Jordan, as part of the cereal’s 100th anniversary celebration.
Biles officially confirmed the news in an Instagram video expressing her excitement and what it means to be a Wheaties champion. The “Flying High” author looked peachy in a long-sleeved knit top. She completed the elastic style with wavy hair and a silver necklace.
“I am thrilled to be on the third and final box in this series proudly representing today’s athletes in what it means to be a Wheaties Champion. Throughout the history of the Wheaties, they have featured athletes who do their best to try to go above and beyond in their sports and also to give back to the world. Growing up, I looked up to Dominique Dawes and Serena Williams. It’s always important to see someone like you succeed and sharing the Wheaties Championship title with them means the world to me. As Wheaties Champion, I want to encourage everyone to be the best version of themselves and pursue their dreams,” Biles said.
Rolling out later this month, the cereal box has Biles front and center performing a signature gymnastic move in a sparkly one-piece outfit. There is no denying that her accomplishments have certainly made her worthy of being a Wheaties champion, including a record seven National All-Around titles, three consecutive and five World All-Around titles, seven Olympic medals and four Skills pioneer gymnastics named in his honor. Beyond sports, Biles has also used his platform to advocate for mental health reform as well as campaign for education and assistance for children in the adoption and foster systems. family.