Simone Biles smiles in a pink, one-shoulder dress
Simone Biles at the MTV Video Music Awards on September 12, 2021.ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images
  • Simone Biles says a flight attendant thought she was a child on a recent flight, Unilad reports.
  • The gymnast wrote on her Instagram stories that the attendant tried to give her a coloring book.
  • The decorated athlete was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday.

Gymnast Simone Biles said a flight attendant mistook her for a child on a flight home from Washington, DC — where she was recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

According to Unilad, the seven-time Olympics medalist posted about the incident on her Instagram stories, writing that the attendant tried to give her some entertainment for the flight.

“Not the flight attendant trying to give me a coloring book when I board,” she wrote over a photo of herself. “I said ‘no I’m good, I’m 25.'”

Biles, who stands at 4’8″ tall, according to Team USA, later added that another flight attendant didn’t make the same mistake.

“The other flight attendant gave me a mimosa so we’re in the clear gave me a mimosa so we’re in the clear,” Biles added, according to the outlet.

President Joe Biden awards the nation's highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to gymnast Simone Biles during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 7, 2022.
President Joe Biden awards the the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to gymnast Simone Biles in Washington, Thursday, July 7, 2022.Susan Walsh/AP

The decorated athlete became the youngest person to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday. A statement from the White House called her “a prominent advocate for athletes’ mental health and safety, children in the foster care system, and victims of sexual assault.”

Biles also took to social media Friday to clap back at Trump administration lawyer Jenna Ellis, who called Biles and soccer star Megan Rapinoe “losers” after their win, as Insider’s Katie Belvic reported.

“Who is Jenna Ellis? Asking for everyone,” the gymnast wrote on Twitter.

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