Olympic gymnast Simone Biles has taken the viral handstand challenge to a whole new level and look, we love that for her but how the absolute fuck are we meant to do this at home?
If you’re unfamiliar with the handstand challenge, it’s a wonderful internet trend that has given us the gift of shirtless handstanding Jake Gyllenhaal. Basically, celebrities like Gyllenhaal and Tom Holland film themselves taking their shirts off while holding a handstand. It’s some top tier content, and probably the only thing that’ll quench our collective quarantine thirsts.
But if you thought the boys were showing off an unattainable level of fitness, you’ll want to look away because 23-year-old Simone Biles was quick to remind us why she’s the best gymnast in the world.
The US gymnast took to Twitter to show off her impeccable core strength and grace by taking her pants off while holding a perfect handstand. The core strength! The balance! How?!
handstand challenge ????????♀️ pic.twitter.com/D11uhLoG37
— Simone Biles (@Simone_Biles) April 11, 2020
Naturally, thousands of people replied to the tweet to let Simone know that most of us couldn’t even think about doing this challenge. Heck, most of us can’t even do a handstand against a wall.
Some fans with a whole bunch of free time (thanks coronavirus) flocked to the replies section to show their attempts at the challenge, including this girl who absolutely nailed it.
THIS WAS HARD OMG???? pic.twitter.com/p8WHk8evs6
— Makayla????✨⚡️ (@MakaylaSheahan) April 11, 2020
Other people, including Chrissy Teigen, had a different response.
“Simone I have to lay down and have someone else do it normally,” she tweeted, before another user replied wishing they also had a “pants butler.”
I want to be Teigen rich so I can have a pants butler too. Slay, queen.
— Mayor of Flavortown (@JTFC_TM) April 11, 2020
Ryan Reynolds also got involved, tweeting a simple “no.”
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) April 12, 2020
Obviously, with the Tokyo 2020 Olympics cancelled, Simone Biles has ample amounts of free time to practice her handstands. But some of us have other priorities like, you know, learning to do a normal handstand first.Image: Twitter / Simone Biles