Mckayla’s scowl during the London Olympics has garnered a lot of attention around the internet! And the 16-year-old gymnast thinks it’s absolutely hilarious. Read on for more details on what she had to say about the day she made that unforgettable face!
Olympian Mckayla Maroney is making headlines for not only being an amazing gymnast — but also for her “not impressed” face. The 16-year-old’s pout shocked the world after she failed to win gold in the individual vault final during the 2012 London Olympics.
And even though she now has internet memes and a Tumblr inspired by her scowl –which is creatively named “Mckayla is not impressed” — she thinks the whole craze is something to laugh about!
“I think it’s really funny. At first, I was really confused and I couldn’t believe that just from making that face for two seconds it could turn into that, but I guess in my head I was just disappointed that I fell on my butt at the Olympics. And when the National Athem was playing, and it wasn’t my country, I was just thinking in my head, like just dangit, and that’s what my face did,” she told reporters in NYC after lighting the Empire State Building on Aug. 14. “And I guess it turned into some big thing. It’s kind of funny.”
We’re happy to hear she’s found humor in the situation! And even though she didn’t take home the gold on that grim day, she eventually snagged that medal — along with the rest of her teammates — in the women’s team final!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Are YOU happy to hear Mckayla is laughing about her “not impressed” face? Weigh in below!
— Nicole Karlis