One of the biggest stars of the 2012 Summer Olympics just happened to be gymnast McKayla Maroney. She later reached a greater level of fame while reenacting her “unimpressed” face alongside President Obama in the Oval Office. Maroney slipped back into post-Olympics obscurity with a tinge of acrobatic-baseball talent on display but — more importantly for these purposes — a return to normal young adult life. Indeed, she took up a favorite pastime familiar to many 20 somethings, a copious devotion to social media. We’ve visited Maroney’s selfies before, but she’s upped the ante, starting with the above photo of fetching yoga pants.
For those who’d prefer to ponder a reason for the recent flurry of Maroney social media postings, there’s no greater analysis to be found. Perhaps Maroney has freed up some time for selfies after declining to participate in the 2016 Rio games. She’s not retiring, just taking a break. And she’s found a way to kill some time for now. Such as this selfie, which arrives with a very clever caption: “When u already know the wallpaper will make people think u used photo shop.”
She’s no Lindsay Lohan, that’s for sure. Here are several other additions to the Maroney social media cache. She’s looking forward the day when she can “just be a PG13 gymnast and call it a day.” Let’s review some of Maroney’s recent Instagram specials, shall we?
One certainly can’t blame Maroney for passing up this year’s Rio games. The rapidly spreading Zika virus has wreaked havoc upon many athletes’ plans. While it seems like Maroney’s departure took a more premeditated nature, she’s certainly recapturing some of that missing momentum here.
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People Are Accusing Olympic Gymnast McKayla Maroney Of Getting Lip Filler Injections
by Stacey Ritzen
When Olympic Gymnast McKayla Maroney surfaced on social media last month, she looked remarkably different than most people remembered her. Which in itself is actually not that remarkable, since when Maroney went viral for “the face” during the 2012 Summer Olympics, she was just 16 years old, and now she’s at the ripe old age of 20. So congratulations, everybody, for being able to spot the difference between a teenage girl and a burgeoning young woman.
But some are suggesting that Maroney’s makeover isn’t just all part of the natural process of growing up, and that — gasp! — she may have had some surgical enhancements. Conspiracy theorists are specifically pointing to her lips, which once pulled so determinedly to the side in her trademark smirk, now appear plump and full, thanks to an image that popped up during Sunday’s telecast of the U.S. Women’s Gymnastic Olympic Trials and photos such as these.
And of course, people responded on Twitter accordingly.
The accusations got so bad that Maroney was forced to take matters into her own hands, posting the following snarky message on Instagram early Tuesday morning.
In conclusion, can a girl live? Leave McKayla alone, everybody.
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Let’s Check In With McKayla Maroney’s Very Impressive Instagram
by Josh Kurp
It’s been over two years since grumpy bunny McKayla Maroney was not impressed. That was during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, when she ONLY won the silver medal in the vault finals. But that photo, and its subsequent meme, did more good for her career than if she had taken home the gold — she posed with Obama, got roles on Hart of Dixie and Bones, and most importantly, appeared in a Thirty Seconds to Mars music video. Also, she won some more medals, but again, JARED LETO.
Here she is at Coachella, thankfully sans Indian headdress.
Chilling with Rihanna, looking like Vanessa Hudgens.
Those are probably made of chocolate.
I wonder if her locker is filled with Dave Matthews Band CDs, like mine was in high school?
Jesus is impressed.
Celebrity Hair Power Rankings: 1. Abigail Spencer, 2. McKayla, 3. everyone else.
U-S-A U-S-A U-S-A.
U-S-A? U-S-A? U-S-A?
It’s every gymnast’s dream: to host an award show for children.
There’s no way she didn’t look like a total dweeb while taking this, no matter how pretty she is.
The crime rate in Chicago plummeted 87% the hour this photo was snapped.
I could do that. I just don’t want to.