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If only the Olympic judges impressed as easily as President Obama.
Maybe then McKayla Maroney would have two gold medals instead of one.
The 16-year-old, however, says she's made peace with the silver medal she earned on vault in London over the summer. Maroney was a heavy favorite but stumbled on her second vault and inadvertently turned herself into an Internet sensation after photographers caught her animatedly pursing her lips while Romania's Sandra Izbasa accepted the gold.
The expression spawned Halloween costumes, a thousand Internet memes and opened plenty of doors.
Maroney mimicked the look with the president while visiting the White House last week and she will make her acting debut Tuesday night in an episode of ''The Hart of Dixie'' on the CW Network.
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Tweet US Olympic gymnast Mckayla Maroney started a phenomenon with her reaction to winning a silver medal in the vault event during the 2012 London Olympics, clearly annoyed by not taking home the gold. Since then, there have been countless memes and even a “McKayla Maroney is not impressed” Tumblr page sprung up. Maroney and the [...]
For those of you who have some free time tonight, you might want to check out a new episode of the CW hit show "Hart of Dixie" which will feature a cameo from 2012 Olympic gymnast, McKayla Maroney. Below is a behind-the-scenes look at the show which was found by our friends over at Holdout Sports: The show is set to air tonight at 8pm est/7 pm ct....
Even McKayla Maroney was impressed.
Some internet memes are so big, that even the President of the United States knows about them.
When the U.S. gymnastics team visited the White House on Thursday, President Barack Obama was sure to ask McKayla Maroney about her famous “not impressed” face.
“He was the one who brought it up,” Maroney told The Associated Press. “We were about to leave and he said, ‘I want...
McKayla Maroney says President Obama requested her “not impressed” face during a visit to the Oval Office last week. “It was kinda cool. He asked me to do it and we took a picture together. He was...
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