Tonight on Dancing With the Stars, Simone Biles — who, just in case you live under a rock, won 19 Olympic and World Championship medals in 2016, making her the most decorated American Olympian — received positive feedback on her second performance of the night. But that didn’t seem to matter to host Tom Bergeron. Instead of letting her listen to the judges’ feedback, the host interrupted her moment to ask the — again, I remind you — most decorated American Olympian why on earth she wasn’t smiling — after facing criticism for smiling too much during her first performance literal minutes before.
“Smiling doesn’t win you gold medals,” Simone replied, and the world applauded.
This cringe-worthy moment (that will admittedly make a badass GIF I’ll save and inevitably use literally everywhere) got me thinking: what on earth have women managed to accomplish without smiling? Here are just a few women who have accomplished a few small things, in no particular order.
You can clearly see her smiling on the one dollar coin.
4. Joan of Arc
As we all know the story goes, Joan of Arc was the first (female) (17-year-old) military leader to lead an army with a smile on her face. Her winning smile was also the reason she was later deemed a saint. Nothing else. That’s it.