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'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Why did Simone Biles break down in tears?; Reveals plans after 'DWTS'

By Maria A. / 2017.05.16
Gold medalist Simone Biles of the United States poses for photographs.

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles had a rough time on Monday's broadcast of "Dancing With the Stars," in which she was brought to tears during rehearsals. In the footage, broke down after receiving harsh criticism from the judges in week eight.

"Last week was really fun. I loved both of our dances, but the judges' comments hurt," Biles said, as quoted by People. "It made me feel like I didn't work hard enough, but I knew I had."

One comment came from judge Carrie Ann Inaba, who said that she'd like to see more authenticity from Biles' performances. While Biles' dancing partner, Sasha Farber, told her that she's been doing her best, the 19-year-old gymnast seemed to think otherwise.

"I just feel like I can't do anymore because I feel like I've tried my hardest and it's just not good enough," Biles said in tears.

During Monday night's performance, Biles redeemed herself in a sassy jive number. Bruno Tonioli explained that he loved Biles and Farber's performance. Len Goodman, on the other hand, commented that the performance was sharp and their footwork precise. "But most of all your personality came out," Goodman added.

Biles earned a perfect score of 40, her first perfect score since joining "Dancing With the Stars" this season. Biles and Farber's second dance, which was a romantic rumba, also earned her a perfect 40.

However, Biles' two perfect scores weren't enough to save her from elimination. It is unclear why Biles was sent home despite her perfect scores, but it is speculated that her "Smiling doesn't win gold medals clapback last week may have costed her the viewers' votes. 

Fifth Harmony singer Normani Kordei, ex-baseball player David Ross and football player Rashad Jennings are moving forward to next week's "Dancing With the Stars" finale.

Backstage Biles told Fox News that she's going to take some time off after "Dancing With the Stars," go on vacations and spend more time with her family. She explained that she's been "going non-stop" since Rio Olympics and is looking forward for some time to relax before she begins training for the 2020 Olympics.

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