Simone Biles will dance with a boy for the first time on 'Dancing with the Stars'
NEW YORK – Simone Biles may be an Olympic gold medalist, but she's never danced with a boy before.
The gymnast is about to start a series of firsts as she gears up to compete on Season 24 of "Dancing with the Stars." She told Fox News what she's most nervous for.
"I think just generally dancing in heels and dancing with a partner because I've never experienced that before. [Sasha Farber] is the first guy I've danced with."
But Biles says she's in good hands with Farber.
"It's going good," she said of her "DWTS" partner. "I think our personalities go well with each other and he's very patient so I like that."
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The 19-year-old can also lean on fellow gymnast Laurie Hernandez who won last season. She said being an athlete gives her a leg up in the competition.
"We know the long hours you have to put in to do the job that you want," Biles said.
Biles is not the only Olympian in the new season of the ABC competition show. Ice skater Nancy Kerrigan is one of Biles' competitors.
"I think as an athlete we're used to being coached," Kerrigan told Fox News. "I think having performed to music, I have a little bit of an advantage. I'm hoping that helps."
However, Kerrigan said with ice skating she has months to prepare unlike on "DWTS."
"Usually I'm trained and I know what I'm doing, but instead you only have five days to know what you're doing."
Season 24 of "Dancing With the Stars" premieres March 20 on ABC.