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Zac Efron Talks Flying to Rio to Meet Simone Biles: 'What Kind of a Guy Am I If I Don't Show Up?'

by Jennifer Drysdale 11:00 AM PDT, August 17, 2016
Playing Zac Efron Talks Flying to Rio to Meet Simone Biles: 'What Kind of a Guy Am I If I Don't Show Up?'

Simone Biles walked away from the 2016 Olympics with four gold medals and one bronze, but judging by her Twitter account, we think itโ€™s safe to say meeting Zac Efron was the real highlight of Rio.

The Neighbors 2 star surprised Biles and her teammates after their gymnastics competitions wrapped on Tuesday, and now we finally have the video to go with all of the 19-year-old gymnast's social media posts!

WATCH: Simone Biles Finally Meets Zac Efron -- And Gets a Kiss!

Efron sat down with Hoda Kotb and Matt Lauer on the Today show on Wednesday, dishing all about his decision to fly down to Rio to surprise the team.

"Their story just blew my mind," he said. "When I found out Simone and the team were fans, I was like, 'What kind of a guy am I if I don't show up?'"

The 28-year-old actor also praised the team for getting him into gymnastics. "I just started hearing from various people," he said of how he found out about Biles' huge crush. "And [then] I started watching all the gymnastics. I was immediately captivated by these girls."

While Efron was definitely excited for the surprise, it was Biles who couldn't keep it together when they finally met.

"If you bring him out, I think Iโ€™m going to pass out," Biles told Kotb before laying eyes on her crush.

See more in the video below.ย 

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Like Biles, Efron took to Twitter to share some adorable pics of the encounter.

"Surprise!! #Rio2016 #Gold #FinalFive," he captioned several snaps of himself with Biles and Aly Raisman.

"My Olympic dream came true," he wrote shortly after alongside a photo of himself with the whole team.

The Baywatch star also shared a little tease of his appearance with Kotb and Lauer. "Rise and Shine Rio! #Rio2016 #Olympics," he tweeted.

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While Efron proved to be Biles' No. 1 fan, he's not the only celebrity who can't get enough of the Olympics.

Check out the other stars cheering on Team USA in the video below.

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