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Simone Biles fires back at ‘DWTS’ judges: ‘Smiling doesn’t win you gold medals’

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Simone Biles fires back at ‘DWTS’ judges: ‘Smiling doesn’t win you gold medals’

When Olympic gymnast Simone Biles was told she wasn’t letting her winning personality shine through during her routines on “Dancing With the Stars,” the four-time gold medalist reminded everyone that she knows a thing or two about winning.

The criticisms came after Biles performed her first dance, a high-energy foxtrot, Monday night.

The 20-year-old may have been beaming during the dance, but the panel wasn’t so sure about her real emotions — or her ability to show a range.

“Your skills are unquestionable,” Carrie Ann Inaba told her. “You hit every line with precision and perfection. But once again, I’m going to come back to performance and authenticity about who you are when you perform. … You have this beautiful smile and you are a megastar with your energy, but once in a while, there’s beauty without a smile. There’s beauty in pain and all of the…

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