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Simone Biles' 'Brazilian Boyfriend' Has a Message for Zac Efron: 'I Saw Her First'

by Jackie Willis 9:30 AM PDT, August 19, 2016
Playing Simone Biles' 'Brazilian Boyfriend' Has a Message for Zac Efron: 'I Saw Her First'

Zac Efron may have a little competition when it comes to wooing Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles.

The 19-year-old athlete calls fellow gymnast Arthur Nory her "Brazilian boyfriend," and he's well aware of all the attention the 28-year-old actor has been paying Biles during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Nory shared a sweet photo of him and the U.S. gymnast on Thursday, and jokingly captioned the snap with a message for Efron. "Hey @zacefron I saw her first," he quipped. "She is my girl."

The 22-year-old athlete added: "Proud of you Simone! You are phenomenal in whole world and special. You made history. Love you."

While the two look quite cozy in this pic, Biles told Us Weekly that she's just friends with Nory. "We joke that we're like international boyfriend and girlfriend because we see each other at these international meets," she explained.

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They definitely have gymnastics in common. Nory was awarded a bronze medal in the men's floor exercise routine, while Biles has earned four gold medals and one bronze at this year's games. A few days ago, Nory shared a selfie of the two Olympic athletes with their medals.

"Congrats BABE! You are doing an amazing job here at the Olympics," he wrote. "The crowd and all Brazilians (including me) love YOU!"

Biles was quite smitten when Efron surprised her and her teammates on the Today show earlier this week.

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"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?'"

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