Who knew that the most important contest in the 2016 Rio Olympics would be who has the best stink face? Gabby Douglas and Michael Phelps are tied for first place, but it’s up to you to tell us which one takes the gold: is it Phelps Face, or Salty Gabby? VOTE!
Michael Phelps, 31, and Gabby Douglas, 20, have a stunning 29 gold medals between them due to their astounding athletic accomplishments, but they’ve also each got an unexpected talent for making funny faces on live TV.
First, Michael gave the most hilarious angry scowl to his South African rival Chad Le Clos on Aug. 9 before the semifinals heat for the 200m butterfly, more or less breaking the Internet. His furious/grimly determined visage sparked numerous memes (“When you have 10,000 spoons and all you need is a knife”; “tfw u wanted gryffindor but were sorted into hufflepuff”) and it’s safe to say that he got away with it…easy enough, when you’ve got 26 gold freaking medals. As much as we love watching Michael dominate in the pool, it’s humanizing expressions like this that remind us he’s a mere mortal just like the rest of us.
However, Gabby gave the champion swimmer a run for his money when she made a stink face after teammate Simone Biles, 19, got first place in the individual women’s all-around on Aug. 11. She was almost pouting as the crowd exploded and cheered around her, barely clapping and refusing to stand up, unlike Laurie Hernandez, 16, and Madison Kocian, 19, who were next to her. Ouch! The Twittersphere went equally wild as they did over Michael, sympathizing with Gabs for being unable to compete in the individual all-around like she so clearly wanted to, but laughing at her shady face nonetheless.
HollywoodLifers,who’s got the best funny face? VOTE and defend your choice in the comments below!