Olympian Simone Biles
has 25 World Championship medals to her name, as well as four seemingly impossible gymnastics
moves named after her, so it only seems fitting that she is now featured in a photo shoot as spectacular as she is.
, a Black
photographer who focuses primarily on Black subjects, shot the cover shoot for Glamour
's June issue, in which the 24-year-old can be seen dressed in stunning gowns with glimmering jewels.
Some Biles fans
remarked on Twitter
about the stark contrast between how Glamour shot her and how Vogue imagined her in its shoot for the magazine's August 2020 issue, which was widely criticized for how it was styled. As Vox put it, the images made Biles look "flat, washed out, and muted," and critics lamented that the publication should have shot her differently.
Many fans expressed their love for the Glamour photos
ahead of Biles' performance at this year's Olympics
Now THIS is how you shoot Simone Biles! pic.twitter.com/WHmPO4c97i — Sasha (@SashaBeauloux) June 15, 2021
(via @glamourmag) pic.twitter.com/HckIdH0abT — TOGETHXR (@togethxr) June 15, 2021
Simone Biles looks stunning in her Glamour shoot pic.twitter.com/zQhYdiJxWW — Tri 7 da Villain (@THEEEhottie) June 15, 2021
Simone Biles for @glamourmag THE BLACK GIRL MAGIC SHINING THROUGH & HER SMILE A QUEEN @Simone_Biles pic.twitter.com/um1Fx3cWdO — Mar || BLM (@AriliyahMar)
THE MATERIAL: Simone Biles for Glamour (Photo by Kennedi Carter) pic.twitter.com/yFnYJzt8lY — demicia (@DeMiciaValon) June 15, 2021
#simonebiles Queen pic.twitter.com/16UUMu5anS — Chanteezy (@iamchanteezy) June 15, 2021
Simone Biles is the greatest! pic.twitter.com/KxkuIG7EIp—Black Professor (@WonderKing82) June 15, 2021