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WELCOME BACK!

MY NEXT GUEST IS A FIVE-TIME

OLYMPIC MEDALIST AND THE MOST

DECORATED AMERICAN FEMALE

GYMNAST OF ALL TIME.

HER NEW MEMOIR IS "COURAGE TO

SOAR".

PLEASE WELCOME THE EXTRAORDINARY

SIMONE BILES.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Stephen: SO HAPPY TO MEET

YOU!

>> THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: THANK YOU SO MUCH

FOR BEING HERE!

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

I'M JUST HAPPY TO LOOK AT YOU.

I HAVE SO MANY HAPPY MEMORIES

ASSOCIATED WITH YOU.

ARE YOU STILL HIGH OFF THE

OLYMPICS?

>> I THINK SO JUST BECAUSE THERE

IS THERE HASN'T BEEN TIME TO

SHOW EVERYTHING DOWN YET.

>> Stephen: WOW, I'M STILL

HIGH OFFER YOUR OLYMPICS.

LET'S EXPLAIN WHAT YOU'VE

ACHIEVED.

GOLD MEDALIST IN VAULT, FLOOR,

INDIVIDUAL, TEAM, ALL AROUND,

BRONZE MEDALIST BEAM, WON THE

INDIVIDUAL ALL-AROUND BY A 2.1

MARGIN LARGER THAN THE 1980 TO

2012 COMBINED SCORES, THREE-TIME

ALL-AROUND WORLD CHAMPION.

HOW HAS YOUR LIFE CHANGED SINCE

YOUR OLYMPIC DEBUT?

BECAUSE YOU WERE ALREADY A BIG

DEAL BEFORE THE OLYMPICS.

WHAT'S THAT NEXT LEVEL LIKE?

HOW DOES IT FEEL?

>> I GUESS MORE PEOPLE RECOGNIZE

ME EVERYWHERE I GO, BUT I TRY TO

KEEP EVERYTHING THE SAME AND I

HAVEN'T CHANGED EVERYTHING I'VE

DONE.

>> Stephen: SO YOU WALK DOWN

THE STREET, DO PEOPLE SAY, DON'T

FLIP!

>> I GET DIFFERENT REACTIONS

WHEREVER I GO.

>> Stephen: WHAT'S YOUR

FAVORITE.

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE REACTION

YOU'VE GOTTEN FROM SOMEBODY?

>> SOME WILL CRY AND SCREAM BUT

I'M LIKE, IT'S OKAY, IT'S OKAY.

>> Stephen: CAN I GUESS IT

MIGHT BE THIS ONE HERE?

THERE IS PRESIDENT OBAMA

ATTEMPTING TO DO A SPLIT.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: WITH YOU GIRLS ON

THE TEAM.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: HOW DID HE DO?

DID YOU GIVE HIM SCORES?

>> I THINK HE GOT A 10 BECAUSE

HE'S NOT USED TO DOING IT AND HE

TRIED IT IN A SUIT SO THAT'S

BONUS POINTS.

>> Stephen: YEAH.

# I'M GUESSING HE GOT LIKE A 7.5

FROM THE RUSSIAN JUDGE, THOUGH.

( LAUGHTER )

SO YOU'VE JUST FINISHED A TOUR.

IT'S CALLED THE TOUR OF

CHAMPIONS.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: KELLOGG'S TOUR OF

CHAMPIONS.

WHAT'S THAT LIKE TO BE ON THE

ROAD?

HOW LONG ARE YOU OUT LIVING SORT

OF THE --

>> DREAM?

>> Stephen: IS THAT THE DREAM

TO GO OUT THERE?

>> AFTERWARDS, I GUESS SO.

WE WERE GONE TWO AND A HALF

MONTHS.

>> Stephen: SO TWO AND A HALF

MONTHS IN A TOUR BUS?

WHAT'S THAT LIKE?

DO YOU GET ON EACH OTHER'S

NERVES?

>> SOMETIMES.

BUT IT'S GOOD BECAUSE YOU'RE

TOURING THE COUNTRY WITH YOUR

BEST FRIENDS.

>> Stephen: DO YOU HAVE

GROUPIES?

GUYS HANGING AROUND BACKSTAGE

WAITING FOR YOU TO FINISH WITH

FLOWERS AND STUFF LIKE THAT?

>> ACTUALLY, SOMETIMES, YES.

>> Stephen: THAT'S WHY YOU

HAVE SECURITY.

>> EXACTLY, WE DO.

( LAUGHTER )

>> Stephen: NOW, CAN ANYONE

LEARN OR DO YOU HAVE SUCH A

UNIQUE BODY TYPE THAT YOU ARE

SORT OF BUILT FOR WHAT YOU DO?

IF YOU WERE MY HEIGHT AND

MUSCULATURE, COULD YOU DO ANY OF

THE STUFF YOU DO BECAUSE I HAVE

TROUBLE DOING SETUPS SOMETIMES.

>> Stephen: IT WOULD TAKE A

LOT OF WORK BUT I WOULDN'T SAY

YOU CAN'T DO IT.

IT WOULD JUST MAYBE TAKE LONGER.

( LAUGHTER )

>> Stephen: I DON'T HAVE THAT

MUST HAVE TIME LEFT.

SO NOW YOU HAVE A BOOK CALLED

"COURAGE TO SOAR," A BODY IN

MOTION, A LIFE IN BALANCE.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

HOW HIGH DO YOU GO?

( APPLAUSE )

I ASSUME THIS TITLE IS BECAUSE

YOU'RE SO FAMOUS FOR THE HEIGHTH

YOU GET WHEN YOU TUMBLE.

HOW HIGH DO YOU GO IS THIS.

>> PROBABLY TWICE MY BODY

LENGTH.

I'M NOT TALL, SO ABOUT TEN FEET.

>> Stephen: WHAT DO YOU THINK

ABOUT WHEN YOU'RE UP THERE?

BECAUSE YOU STAY UP THERE FOR A

LONG TIME.

>> I DON'T KNOW.

SOMETIMES IT JUST GOES BLANK.

I DON'T KNOW.

>> Stephen: DO YOU EVER GET

DISTRACTED WHEN YOU'RE ABOUT TO

DO A TUMBLING PASS OR SOMETHING,

THE THINGS WE'RE WATCHING

THINKING, OH, MY GOD, I WOULD

KILL MYSELF IF I TRIED THAT,

AFTER YOU'VE DONE IT FOR THE

HUNDREDTH TIME, ARE YOU

THINKING, WHAT AM I GOING TO

HAVE FOR DINNER TONIGHT?

>> ALL THE TIME.

>> Stephen: REALLY?

I'M, LIKE, PIZZA, LET'S GO.

>> Stephen: WHEN YOU DO A

FLIP, LET'S SAY ON THE BALANCE

BEAM, AND YOU LAND ON CURLED

TOES BECAUSE I'VE SEEN THAT

HAPPEN, IS IT AS PAINFUL AS IT

LOOKS?

>> SOMETIMES IT CAN BE PAINFUL

BUT YOU TRY NOT TO SHOW THAT

SIDE.

YOU JUST KEEP GOING AND PRETEND

IT DIDN'T HAPPEN.

>> Stephen: I UNDERSTAND THE

PRETENDING PART, BUT IT'S

ACTUALLY VERY PAINFUL, ISN'T IT?

>> SOMETIMES.

SOMETIMES I WANT TO JUMP OFF THE

BEAM AND CURL UP IN A BALL BUT I

DON'T.

YOU DON'T SEE IT.

>> Stephen: THE JUDGES USUALLY

TAKE OFF .2 A POINT FOR CURLING

UP IN A BALL.

>> YES.

( LAUGHTER )

>> Stephen: ONE OF THE THINGS

YOU TALK ABOUT IN THIS BOOK IS

YOU'RE VERY OPEN ABOUT YOUR LIFE

AND HOW YOU WERE RAISED.

YOU WERE RAISED BY YOUR

GRANDPARENTS.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: YOU INCLUDED THE

STORIES HERE ABOUT YOUR

MOTHERHOOD, YOUR BIOLOGICAL MOTH

WHO ARE HAD SUBSTANCE ABUSE

PROBLEMS AND THE FACT YOU HAD AN

EXPERIENCE IN FOSTER CARE IN

YOUR EARLY LIFE.

WHY DID YOU WANT TO INCLUDE THAT

IN THE STORY?

WHY IS THAT IMPORTANT TO YOU?

>> I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR

KIDS TO KNOW THAT YOU DON'T HAVE

TO GROW UP IN CERTAIN

ENVIRONMENTS TO MAKE SOMETHING

GOOD OUT OF IT.

I WAS IN A FOSTER HOME AND NOW

I'M, LIKE, AN OLYMPIC GYMNAST,

SO I FEEL NO STORY IS PERFECT,

SO I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT FOR

THEM TO KNOW.

YOU CAN REALLY MAKE ANYTHING OUT

OF WHATEVER YOU HAVE.

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Stephen: NOW, CAN YOU DO

SOMETHING FOR ME?

I WANT TO LEARN ONE THING.

>> OKAY.

>> Stephen: IS THERE ONE THING

ANYBODY COULD LEARN?

SOMETHING YOU COULD TEACH ME, A

TUMBLING MOVE OR SOME PART?

WHAT'S THE EASIEST THING?

>> SINCE YOU SAID YOU DIDN'T

HAVE A LOT OF TIME LEFT, I COULD

SHOW YOU HOW TO STICK SOMETHING.

>> Stephen: OKAY, SHOW ME HOW

TO STICK SOMETHING RIGHT HOAR.

HERE.

WHAT'S THE STICKING PART?

>> THE GIRLS DO SOMETHING

DIFFERENT FROM THE GUYS.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

A STICK IT IS WHEN YOU LAND IT

PERFECTLY AT THE END, RIGHT?

>> RIGHT, AND THEN DO YOUR

SALUTE.

>> Stephen: WHAT DO THE GUYS

DO?

>> THE GUYS DO LIKE THIS AND

SCREAM LIKE CRAZY.

BUT THE GIRLS JUST DO THIS.

>> Stephen: YOU DO IT AND I'LL

COPY YOU, ALL RIGHT?

( CHEERING )

CAN I JUMP DOWN FROM THIS?

>> YEAH.

( APPLAUSE )

>> Stephen: AAAHHH!

"COURAGE TO SOAR" IS OUT NOW.

SIMONE BILES, EVERYBODY!

BACK WITH JEFF WATSON!

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