Winning Super Bowls and Olympic medals works wonders for your clout … ’cause Tom Brady and Simone Biles are on Time’s list of most influential people once again.
Of course, the esteemed list highlights the biggest activists, innovators, athletes and artists each year … and in 2021, several sports stars were honored with the recognition.
Joining TB12 and Biles are Team USA gold medalist Suni Lee, tennis superstar Naomi Osaka, USA track legend Allyson Felix and L.A. Angels pitcher/slugger Shohei Ohtani.
Biles also graces one of the 7 different covers for the magazine … which features a touching writeup from Serena Williams on the gymnast’s highly publicized mental health battle at the 2020 Tokyo games.
“What she embodies truly reflects the endless potential of Black women.” Williams says. “I wish I had her to look up to when I was younger and trying to realize my dreams.”
“By living her truth so loudly and by championing mental health, she is setting new standards of beauty, strength and resilience, breaking down today’s image-obsessed stereotypes and encouraging others to do the same.”
“Simone is a shining example of what success looks like when you let go of what the world thinks and gather your strength from yourself … from your soul.”
Biles has clapped back at her haters multiple times after backing out of the team competition at the Olympics … but now that one of the GOATs has spoken, that may silence them once and for all.