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Rio 2016: Zac Efron, U.S. gymnasts make each others' Olympics with mutual admiration

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The Final Five are stars in their own right after a solid-gold display at the Rio Olympics, but they were all a little star-struck when they met movie star Zac Efron.

The actor, who spent the week tweeting his admiration for the U.S. gymnastics team as they racked up a total of 8 medals in Brazil including a gold in the team competition, went to Rio to pay them a surprise visit.

“We just met Zac Efron!” Laurie Hernandez, the youngest of the Final Five with a silver medal to her name, tweeted.

The mutual admiration between the five young women and Efron has been ongoing since breakout star Simone Biles mentioned the actor as her celebrity crush.

Leading up to the Olympic games reporters continuously brought up the subject, including a day before the games began on NBC, when Biles came right out and said the actor should come to Rio to meet them.

Her wish came true on Tuesday. Efron wrote on Twitter, “My Olympic dream came true.”

Efron said he was in the audience cheering on Biles and Aly Raisman as they won gold and silver, respectively, in the floor exercise final.

Biles, who was a tween when Efron rose to stardom on "High School Musical," said on Twitter, "Just call me Mrs. Efron already."

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